20 July, 2014

my pink birthday cake

This week I turned a whopping 26 years old and was lucky enough to spend the afternoon of my birthday (July 15) baking and decorating a cake with my dear mom. It's no secret that I am hopeless in the kitchen unlike my amazingly talented mother, so she deserves most of the credit here.




The recipe I chose came from the cover of this beautiful cookbook I gave my mom for Christmas, which features the aptly named "Pink Cake."



It's three layers of dark chocolate cake with fluffy raspberry buttercream icing in between, and somehow tasted even better than it looks. I added fresh berries as a final touch and only managed to take a few photos before digging in.



Several slices of cake were served to my friends before I finished it right off the platter in my post-birthday stupor.

48 comments:

Granie said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! ♥
And this cake seems so delicious! xoxoElisa

Sammy Scott said...

Eeeee, so cute!
I want a slice please :)
xox

jennie said...

Happy Birthday lovely! Your cake looks so yummy! xx

Carina Maree said...

oh wow! You both did such an excellent job, it looks fantastic! Happy Birthday Sarah, I hope you're year as a 26 year old treats you well

xx Carina

Merissa Revestir said...

Oh my goodness Sarah, your birthday cake is fantastic! I really hope you had an awesome birthday. And I really have to look into getting that book. Vintage style cakes?! I want all my cakes to look vintage now! xo

Jordan Clark said...

The cake looks gorgeous! Hope your birthday was super duper amazing!

Jon Vaughn said...

MMMM!! Happy Bday SWD!

thimble said...

oh yum that cake looks divine! it looks even better then the one on the cover, I'm so impressed, mine always turn out terrible failures :-P I hope you had a fantastic birthday :-)

Eila P. said...

Happy birthday! Looks delicous and adorable!

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burntfeather said...

Oh my god perfection! and a super Happy Birthday to you too!!!

Lorna Sharp said...

Happy Birthday late !
It seems to be a delicious cake ... I wanna stole that book of yours;)
Xxx

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Lorna
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she. said...

Happy birthday!

Emily said...

Happy belated birthday! Our birthdays are only 5 days apart! Such a pretty cake too.

Helen* said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful looking cake! Wish I could try a slice, hahaha looks yummy!

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Jane said...

Happy belated birthday! The cake is adorable, I love it.

The Mad Twins said...

Happy Birthday :D You two have done an amazing job baking that cake! It just looks like the one in the book *O* mmm

JaseyJade said...

your cake looks delicious!
Happy belated birthday :D
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Louise said...

A very belated happy birthday! I hope 26 will be a great year for you. And you and your mum did such a great job! This looks utterly amazing. Omnomnom!

Maxime Loncke said...

'fluffy raspberry buttercream' oh my, you're making me drool! it's such a beautiful cake! really need to get me that cookbook :D hope you had a great birthday! ❤

RaeAbigael said...

super cute pink cake! i bet it tasted super delish! anyway, happy, happy birthday sarah! if I have known your exact birth date, i would have sent you a surprise card in the mail. :-)

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Aimee said...

Happy Birthday! Oh wow, the cake looks so yummy! You have no idea how hungry this made me lol :) x

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Winnie said...

Awww this is super cute. I love the raspberry decoration! Looks so yummy.

mochaccinoland said...

happy belated birthday! your cake looks delicious!! really! i wish i could have a slice now :D

xoxo
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Coco Cake Land said...

aw - happy birthday sarah! 26, still a baby! ^__^ love the cake - that book looks so cute, i need to check it out!

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Lucy in the Sky said...

Happy belated birthday! Your cake looks quite incredible, like a dream!

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Diana Cloudlet said...

Dear, randomly found your blog and I’d like to say that you have amazing design,
beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything is magnificent!

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Rita P. said...

Happy birthay Sarah <3
I loved the cake... it looks so adorable and yummy !

xxx

Danielle Miller said...

Such a divine cake!

Kati said...

Oh, what an absolutely stunning cake!!
And Happy Birthday!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Christina said...

Oh this looks so yum!! Happy belated birthday!

Katie Frank said...

Oh no! I missed your birthday! I'm such bad friend :// sorry! Happy belated birthday! + your cake is awesome!

nicoleta buru said...

Happy Birthday, Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adore your cake *_*

Kisses,

Nicole

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Boheme.Fille said...

Oh my, it looks lovely! And I bet it was tasty too!
Happy birthday!

Danny Suyandi said...

omg look so delicious!
happy birthday anyway!


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petal and plume said...

happy belated, most lovely girl!
that is a cake fit for a princess.
xx

Nicole Raybaud said...

MMmmm looks amazing! xx

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Laura said...

Happy belated Birthday, Sarah!
What a wonderful birthday cake, it looks
amazing and soo delicious. :)

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Melanie C. said...

Great post! I love all the photos!

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Nancy Wilde said...

Happy belated birthday! :)
This is the perfect birthday cake, such eye-candy... looks delicious! YUM!^^ x

HighlandFling said...

That cake is so stunning! It's like a classic princess cake.

Emma x

Abigail Lumiere said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the instant gratification of baking something beautiful. But happy belated birthday most of all!

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So cute!
Happy BD :)

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