Despite the fact that I spent a good chunk of yesterday trying to fight off the post-Christmas blues, one good thing about the holidays being over is the fact that I can now go back to my regular old eats. I’m all for letting loose and enjoying all the foods the Christmas season has to offer, but I’d be lying if I said that I was able to walk away from all the treats and feasts scotch-free. Welcome to my life…
… it is riddled with indigestion 😆
So I really wish I could do a Christmas recap for you guys, but to be completely honest… I don’t really have a lot to say or show. Christmas was a little different for us this year. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but a lot smaller and quieter than I’m used to. The reason being that my mom, who’s basically the brains behind the entire operation, came down with a nasty flu about a week before Christmas and was pretty much down for the count. I did my best to help her out wherever I could, but moms just have that special touch that’s hard to replicate. She still amazed everyone by putting a delicious spread on the table, but it’s hard to feel super festive when 1/3 of your party is sick (I don’t have any other family here, so holidays are just me, Mom, and Dad). She wasn’t even feeling that well on Christmas Eve, so we ended up having to go to mass at 9 instead of midnight, which only contributed to the strangeness of it all…
But instead of lamenting the fact that Christmas is over while I sit here feeling like it’s still supposed to happen, we’re going to talk about cake. Why cake? Because today kicks off the start of Birthday Week and it’s time to get serious about the kind of cake I want underneath my candles this year. Okay, so tomorrow technically kicks off the start of Birthday Week since the big day is January 4th, but I don’t post on Saturdays and I wanted your guys’ input on what kind of cake I should ask for… I spent some time browsing the internet last night, and I managed to narrow it down to 5 choices. In no particular order…
#1… Oreo Cake via My Baking Addiction.
#2… [Almond Butter] Cup Brownie Cake via Sprinkles Bakes.
#3… Oreo and Kit Kat Cake via Bubbly Nature Creations.
#4… Chocolate Honey Cake via Sprinkles Bakes.
#5… Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake via Martha Stewart.
Ridiculous, right? There are just WAY too many amazing cakes out there. So tell me… which cake should I choose?? Let me know in the comments!
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
Late to the party but that almond butter cake oh em gee! I want to dive right in!!!
Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely
So I know I’m super late and your big day is TOMORROW (!!) but in case you still haven’t decided, I don’t think you can go wrong with these. Lots of chocolate! A girl after my own heart. 🙂 I think I may have to go with the icebox cake – looks so chocolatey and moist…mmm!!!