Sweet Birthday Tradition

September 18, 2009 | By | Comments (0)

When it comes to Birthday gifts, it’s really the thought that counts…and if you’re like me, those thoughts count even more when they involve delicious, homemade baked goods! 

My mother Ginny has a very sweet tradition (pun intended) I wanted to share here: every year, for her best friend’s birthday, she bakes a cake from scratch and delivers it by hand to her friend’s house, usually presented on a beautiful cake stand. 

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It’s simple, thoughtful, and something this particular friend looks forward to year after year – when her birthday rolls around, she knows she’ll be getting one of Ginny’s yummy homemade cakes. She doesn’t know what kind it will be. This unique combination of certainty and uncertainty only adds to the fun! 

As for myself, I’m better with cupcakes and brownies, but think I could translate this tradition to fit my particular baking skills. Perhaps a batch of red velvet cupcakes, presented attractively on this tiered cake stand from The Conran Shop?

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While we’re on the subject, I also have to share this amazing cake stand re-do from Design*Sponge. How cute is this?!

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And all it took was a little spray paint and a paper doily. Very inspiring. 

Tell me, do you have a special birthday tradition with any of your friends? Share it here!