earlier this week, we celebrated four birthdays in my baking-friendly office, and some people made treats especially for me.
(apologies in advance for the crappy nature of these cell phone photos)
first of all, there is nothing like seeing one’s name in mini cupcakes:
which is even more amazing when you look at the entire cupcake tray:
(my favorite one is the cupcake in the upper left hand corner with no letter on it at all…)
and let me note that minicupcakes with little sugar letters on them are damn near close to perfection as a dessert concept, except for the fact that i can’t stop at eating just ONE of them.
another dessert that i appreciated as part of this birthday spread was this fakeout of a foodstuff:
i thought that someone had baked pie, and was all excited.
and then i realized that the cook had actually baked a cake in a pie plate. PSYCH!
it was a deliciously moist apple spice cake, and i had to forgive the chef for the switcheroo. if only all fakeouts could be this tasty.