Citrus Chantelle with ladyfingers, Masse’s Pastries, Berkeley, CA, Canon Rebel XTI
This was the tastiest cake I have ever eaten, and one of the prettiest. (Although I do have fond memories from childhood of grocery store cake straight from the fridge the morning after.)
When I posted about my neurotic relationship to my birthday I didn’t realize I’d be in such good company! I appreciated all of your comments and funny stories… It seems that part of adulthood is doing some self-parenting along the way. Up with self-parenting! In the end, my birthday was truly special, spent with some dear friends and complete with lovely gifts. In partiucular, some awesome books: The Silver Spoon (According to my italian friend, the bible of italian cooking that has finally been translated) Water for Elephants which I had been eyeing for its intriguing cover and Celebrations Rituals Prayer by Maya Angelou. I also have a gift certificate and since we all have similar tastes in books, I’d love to know your current faves.
Some other fun indie artist gifts I received are a camera strap (from Boho girl) a custom pendant with a pic of Ben inside (thank you Thea!) and an pin board from Ideal (I plan to use this as a manifesting tool for the coming year)