Monday was my Ma’s Birthday. You know what that means? I had to make my yearly call. HA! I could just tell her I have to work a double, she won’t know. Plus it’s the Holiday season so she knows work is busy, she’ll understand. Or I could really piss her off and call during “The Price is Right.” Nah, it’s her Birthday, I’ll be kind and wait.
When I was a kid my Ma made my brothers and I any kind of cake we wanted for our Birthday’s. My Ma is an artist and a genius and could easily pull this off. I remember a Jabba the Hut cake she made for my brother. It turned out awesome of course. I got a Smurf cake with a decorated hill. Just a random decorated hill next to cool house and I didn’t really understand it but it was amazing to me and I loved it because my Ma made it and loved the Smurf’s and I thought Ma was one amazing gal.
Ma didn’t ask me for a particular cake. Why would she? She lives in Ohio and isn’t going to eat in anyway. However, I made her one and when I make a Birthday cake for a friend or family I like to make it to how I see them, reminds me of them or their personality. Something like that. Last year I made Ma’s Birthday cake fun and reminded me of her twisted humor that thankfully I got. This year I wanted it to reflect the beautiful woman who has class, integrity and always looks great. This part I unfortunately did not get.
This is totally classic, simple, lovely and everyone loves it. Like my Ma when she’s not in one her moods. A hazelnut sponge cake with coffee butter cream. Now, I don’t happen to have the recipes on me at the moment. They are at work, but I wanted to post this as soon as possible considering her Birthday was Monday and here it is Wednesday. I get my on timeness from my Dad, so she understands.
I will post the recipe’s by the end of the week for the seven of you that are following me.