Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Birthday!

It's my birthday today, and I'm celebrating with cake. It's the Tiger Cake from Food52. I didn't add black pepper. Instead I added the grated rind of an orange, a bit of Grand Marnier and to the chocolate batter I added instant espresso powder and cinnamon with a touch of cayenne pepper.

Yes, I am having a slice of this cake for breakfast.  I'll bring the rest to work to share with my coworkers.

14 comments:

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

Happy Birthday!!
I hope you have a great day!

sharon said...

Happy Birthday Lynn - have a great day, cake for breakfast is good even if its not your birthday...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Enjoy your special day!!!! Hugs from Tennessee!

Megan said...

I think it's fabulous that you're having cake for brekkie. Yay you!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Monica McCurty said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne!

The Selvage Fairy said...

Happy Birthday! The cake sounds cool, but I LOVE the plate on which it is sitting.

stitchinpenny said...

Happy Birthday. Nice of you to share with your co-workers. For my retirement party I fixed a lunch for 35 people. Ravioli (2 fillings), lasagna, 2 different sauces one with sausage, chicken, cut pork butt cubes, and braccioli, garlic bread, spaghetti, tossed salad, roasted asparagus, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, chocolate cherry cannoli cake, peanut butter fudge pie and lots of whipped cream. There was more, but I can't remember what. There are those of us that get more joy from doing for others than being pampered and I think you are a kindred spirit.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks yummy.

Jennifer said...

happy birthday, of course! and since it's your birthday you can have cake for breakfast AND lunch AND dinner AND snack. and whwtever else you feel like having! enjoy!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Here's hoping your special day is full of wonderful surprises! I love that cake, it is beautiful (not to mention the spectacular cake plate too!); I'm going to look up the recipe. My Auburn grad daughter needs a TIGER cake for her birthday next Monday!

Sharon said...

Happy, happy birthday, Lynne! I hope you've had a good day today. Your cake looks & sounds delish! Since it's your birthday, you can have it whenever you want to! Cake is always good for breakfast. *grin*

The cake plate is awesome!

LynneP said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Sewgirl said...

Happy Birthday...the cake looks marvelous. Hope your coworkers appreciated it!

Quilting4U said...

OMG! I am so glad I did not miss it!!! I came close!!!!!!! Just happened to come over to view your blog and saw the cake!!!!! it looks wonderful! I can tell how moist it is from here! Please forgive me almost missing it!!!! I am terrible with birthdays!! I don't know why, but I am ....anyway, hugs and more hugs from your friend in quilting and in life!