Birthday Wishes

6 Mar

Yesterday was my grandmother’s 87th birthday and obviously a cake was called for such an occasion that celebrates a very special person. Armed with Papa Tofu, I decided to bake a cake inspired by Kittee’s tutorial. After baking the cake on tuesday evening, I trudged home in the freezing rain to commence the best part of a cake-the decorating. Now, I am still, very much so, a novice at cake decorating but I think my skills are finally improving (I’m thinking of taking one of those Wilton cake classes, has anyone taken one?).

This is the non-chocolate cake found in Papa Tofu filled with a strawberry filling and a strawberry buttercream, then frosted with a vanilla buttercream (the buttercream is also found in Papa Tofu) and finally, more strawberry filling was poured over top for good measure. The cake was very much a success with everyone thoroughly enjoying it-especially Grandma!

Happy 87th!

March 5, 1921

Happy Birthday, Grandma!
Love, Ash.

When I was taking these photos, I had quite the scare. I’m still learning how to use my tripod and decided to find out last night what a little switch thing would do if I flicked it, thinking it would help me change the angle of the camera. Nope. What this little switch thing does is allow you to easily attach and REMOVE the camera from the tripod. Naturally when I flicked it, my camera plummeted to the floor. My heart was definitely in my throat let me tell you, but luckily, the rebel was more durable then I though!

 Edit-I noticed today (1 week later!) that this was my 100th blog post! I’m glad it coincided with my grandmother’s birthday, definitely the most fitting post for it!


20 Responses to “Birthday Wishes”

  1. Celine March 6, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    what a delightful cake! happy belated birthday to your grandma, Ash. and glad to know the Rebel survived being a … rebel. har-har.

  2. Aimee March 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    Gorgeous cake! Not sure where I stumbled across your blog, but it’s now part of my regular blog-jog. Terrific photos too!!

    I have a vegan food blog, too:

  3. VeggieGirl March 6, 2008 at 8:00 pm #

    Happy belated birthday, Ash’s grandmother!! What a lucky woman she is, receiving that FABULOUSLY decorated (yes, I mean it!!) cake that you made, in her honor!!

    Whoa, nice save on Rebel, for sure!! Quite a scare!

  4. Vegan_noodle March 6, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    What a beautiful cake!! I recently took the equivalent of the course1 cake decorating class at a local cake shop. I’d say if the class is small and the instructor knowledgeable, you will learn a lot!! I’m taking the next course there as well.

  5. ashmacaroon March 6, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    Celine-Thanks for the grandma-birthday wish! And ha ha, I knew someone would pick up on the rebel pun!

    Aimee-Thanks! I just checked out yours, nice lookin’ dahl! I love discovering new vegan blogs.

    VeggieGirl-Aw, thanks! 🙂

    Vegan_noodle-That’s awesome to hear, I’ll definitely be looking into it, it’s got to be more interesting than the classes I’m currently enrolled in, ha ha.

  6. Melisser March 6, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Such a pretty cake & a lucky grandmother!

  7. Lori- pleasantly plump vegan March 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm #

    my birthday is in August, let me know when you send me a cake just like this one. ; )

  8. meghan March 7, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    awww…that’s sweet and looks delicious!!!

  9. Billy March 7, 2008 at 9:43 pm #

    Wow, 87. That’s awesome. The cake looks really good.

    I’ve added your blog to my vegan blogroll. I just keep finding more and more vegan blogs!

  10. the little one March 8, 2008 at 5:32 pm #

    Looks like you’re already an expert cake decorator! What do you need a silly class for? 🙂

  11. Leng March 9, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    That cake looks delicious! I would have loved to eat it too!! I have quite the sweet tooth. I’m sure at 100 years I’ll be eating cakes. Your grandma must surely have been pleased.

    I have dropped my camera, among other electronics, as well. I know the feeling.

  12. kittee March 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    what a gorgeous cake! i agree that you couldn’t make this look prettier if you tried. your grandma is so lucky to have you baking her such pretty and delicious vegan cakes! my grandma millie was always so supportive of my vegetarian diet.

    thanks for the link!

  13. veganlinda March 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    The cake looks scrumptious! Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandma!

  14. stonielove March 10, 2008 at 8:39 pm #

    what a beautiful cake! i’m clumsy, so things like that happen all the time around me – i’m glad nothing/nobody got hurt too much!

  15. VeganCowGirl March 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    that HARDLY looks like novice cake decorating. Looks amazing. And happy birthday to your grandma.

  16. Cody March 11, 2008 at 8:06 pm #

    That sounds so good. I really want something strawberry-flavored now.

    Dropping electronics is always terrifying to me. I almost broke some gadget at work the other day, and my hands were kind of numb for a few minutes afterwards.

  17. Billy March 11, 2008 at 8:45 pm #

    How do I subscribe to your RSS feed?

  18. ashmacaroon March 11, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    Thank you everyone! It’s also good to know that I’m not alone at clumsiness.

    Billy, good question! I’m totally inept at this kind of stuff but according to the faq on wordpress my feed url is:
    Let me know if this helps you!

  19. Billy March 12, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    Awesome, thanks. Now you’re in my RSS reader and on my blogroll. 🙂

  20. ashley 79 March 20, 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    Beautiful cake! I’m sure your grandmother loved it

    PS- your cake decorating skills FAR surpass mine!

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