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by Andie Mitchell on January 25, 2013

birthday
Today I turn twenty-eight.

And I want to take a moment out of my busy cake-eating day to thank you for being here, and for sticking with me. You who read this blog mean so, so very much to me.

I’m grateful for you today and always.

Love and extra frosting,

Andie

 

photo sources: Pinterest, flickr user landhere

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Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. January 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

<3 happy birthday.

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Jennelle January 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

Happy Birthday!

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Michele January 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with fun.

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Danielle January 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

Happy Day! You deserve it. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

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Chris C January 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

Happy Birthday Andie!!! Have a fabulous day!

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Jillian January 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a cake from White’s!!! Thanks for your always wonderful writing.

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Theresa January 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

Happy Birthday With Sprinkles! Xox

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Linda Sue January 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

Happy Birthday to one inspiring and creative person – thank you for sharing so much with us – your humble readers!(champagne? a touch of the bubbly for b’day????) I turn 65 next month and intend to drink champagne on the beach!

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Isabel January 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

Happy birthday, Andie!!
wishing you lots more yummy years to come!!!
And thanks for your great blog!
Cheers

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Rachael January 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

Happy Birthday! I’ve heard 28 is a great year :)

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Kimberly Thomson January 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

Happy Birthday! :)

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Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats January 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

Happy birthdayyy!!! Enjoy lots of your favorite cake :)

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Dee January 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

Happy birthday! Hope it is everything you could wish for.

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Cassie @redletterDaye January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

Happy Birthday, Andie!

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*Andrea* January 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

happy birthday!!!! hope you celebrate some way special :)

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Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) January 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

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Diane @ Vintage Zest January 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

Happy Birthday! I’m interested in seeing what kind of cake a food blogger chooses for her birthday. Willing to share?

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admin January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

You bet! I’ll try to photograph the cake today and post this weekend :)

Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes!

Andie

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Crystal V January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

Happy Birthday, Andie! I hope you’ll always know what an inspiration you are :)

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Flavorseeker January 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

Happy Birthday!I Hope you enjoy every minute this coming year has to offer. Look forward to all your posts as a 28 year old. I remember 28. It was a WONDERFUL year…you should be so proud of all you have accomplished and all those you have inspired.

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Susan January 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

Happy Birthday Andie! I hope your day is as fabulous as you!

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TJ January 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope it’s an awesome year for you. :)

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Megan January 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope it’s a great one!

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Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite January 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

Happy Birthday! It’s my birthday, too! Hope yours is a great day!

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admin January 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

And thank you :)

Andie

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Cinnamon Vogue January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDIE! And a what beautiful person you are, both inside and outside. People like you make life very interesting. Hope you have a great day.

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Elsa Montalvo January 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

Happy Birthday Andie,
In so many ways you inspire me and you have a become such a good friend. Many blessings to you and I hope to see many more of your goals accomplished and shared with us as well.

You are a wonderful human being with a great heart.

Happy Birthday

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Ally January 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy!!!!

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Mandy J January 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

Happy birthday!

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Tracy January 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

I already said Happy Birthday on fbook but another one is twice as nice.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!! <3

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April January 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

Happy Birthday Andie! I hope your day is fantastic and your frosting is sweet.

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Stephanie January 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

Happy Birthday and wishing you many blessings this year!

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Carol January 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

Happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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andrea @ my kinda perfect January 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

happy birthday andie!!!

i hope you have a day as sweet and fabulous as you are! =)

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Frances January 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday! Wishing you an amazing year :)

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April Ozbilgin January 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday! Just found your site and your story is inspiring!

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Cristina January 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Happy Birthday Andie! I hope you had a great day!

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Rachel Murphree January 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday, Andie! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true!

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Ashley January 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Happiest of Birthdays, Andie!! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us! When is your book coming out?

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Jenn W January 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

And here’s to many more! Happy Birthday!

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Penny January 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Happy Birthday Andie. Enjoy your special day.

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Jade January 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Happy Birthday, Andie!! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous 28th year!!

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Kristal January 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you’re having a fantastic day.

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Shawna January 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

happy cake eating, lady! :)

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Rosanne January 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Happy Birthday! Time to change the paragraph under your pictures. ;P

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iscribbler January 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a joyous and delightful birthday. I found the age of 28 a really good one. :)

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Lisa January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

You rock the blog- happy birthday! May your year ahead be wonderous!

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Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Happy Birthday Andie!!! Now you need to update your bio to say a *28* yr old passionate baker! lol

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Bridget January 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are!

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kimwithak January 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Warm wishes for a wonderful 28th Birthday!
You are so young and so inspiring!

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Nicole January 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Happy Birthday! Thank YOU for all that you do! You have been an inspiration, more than you know!

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Alma January 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Happy birthday, Andi!

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Tara January 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Mine’s in 5 days, and I’m going out for Korean karaoke tonight. I will have an extra shot of soju just for you :D

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Kym Donachie January 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Starting reading your wonderful blog the first of the year – I always look forward to reading your posts. Have a wonderful day – and is that White Cake??! (You had me at the White Cake post)! Cheers!!

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Addy @ Six-Kick Switch January 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Andie! Hope you have (several) slices of cake!

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Ksenija @ Health Ninja January 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Happy Birthday, Andie! May your 29th year be lucky and full of joy.

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Jackie January 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Happy Birthday, Andie!

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Rocio January 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Happy Birthday Andie! :) I turn 28 in March…getting used to the idea slowly lol

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RBee January 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

happy birthday to a beautiful person. God’s best.

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Angela January 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Happy birthday!

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Jennielynn January 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Happy birthday! Thank you for the inspiration, perspective and delicious recipes. The banana cupcakes were a huge hit.

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Andrea @ mrswebbinthekitchen January 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Happy birthday!! Thank you for your inspiration and sunshine. You deserve the best birthday ever!

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Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Jiggipop January 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hey, new reader here! I’m on a weight loss journey myself and wanted to leave you a note to say how inspiring you are! Plus I can’t wait to try out some of those recipes… especially those Buffalo Chicken Rolls… Nom Nom!

Anyhoo, Happy Birthday!! And as I say, just wanted to say Hi! ^_^

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Bek @ Crave January 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog way back. Enjoy your day- frosting, cake and all!

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Kirthan January 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Happy birthday!! Congrats on being such an inspiring person!

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Naomi January 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Happy Birthday Andie! Thank you for sharing your story, thoughts and delicious recipes! I missed your posts and I’m so glad to be able to read them again. Here’s to a great 28th year!

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Holly January 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Happy Birthday Andie! I found this blog about a year ago, and have diligently read each new post.

The other day, I watched ‘Shutter Island’ and intentionally scanned for your name. When it came up, I was like, “I know her…wait, no I don’t.” But I feel like you’ve given me a little glimpse into your life with these posts, and for that I am grateful. To another great year of delicious recipes and inspiration!

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Gypsy January 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

Happy Birthday Andie!!

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Miss McBooty January 26, 2013 at 4:26 am

Happy Birfday!!

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JulsDiane January 26, 2013 at 5:39 am

Happy Belated Andie! Hope it was an amazing day!

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Kate January 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

For you birthday, remember that your blog means so much to us in return. Thank you for the every day gift of your honesty and inspiration!

No go eat some cake! Happy Birthday, Andie!!!

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Eve January 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

Happy birthday Andie!!! Hope your special day was filled with love, laughter, chocolate and wine!

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Pam January 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

Hope you had a great birthday!!

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Cheri January 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

Happy birthday!!! Hope all you days a lovely!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great weekend celebrating!

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Shawna {The Blue Muse} January 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

Happy birthday!!!

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Paula January 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Melanie Barth January 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Happy Birthday, Andie. You and I share the same birthday. Here’s to a great 2013 for both of us!

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Shelby January 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Happy birthday, Andie! Enjoy this day and know that you are loved by so many! Have a great one :)

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Penny January 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

♫ Happy Birthday Andie ♪ Hope you have a phenomenal day! ♥

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Sally January 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Happy Birthday! I love your blog, and I hope someone as wonderful as you has an equally wonderful day!

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Meg January 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Emily @ www.main-eats.com January 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Hope you have a great day, an amazing year, and that you have the best cake you’ve eaten…so far! : )

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Jane January 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Hope you had a beautiful birthday, Andie!

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Doreen January 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Happy 28th Birthday!!!!

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Ana Maria January 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

hope you have a beautiful day! :)

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Barbie January 27, 2013 at 1:20 am

Happy birthday!

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Tracy January 27, 2013 at 1:36 am

Happy Birthday, Andie! Thank you for being such a great inspiration to us all! XXX

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Shannon January 27, 2013 at 8:46 am

Happy Birthday!!

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Sam January 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

Happy Belated Birthday Andie! Thank you for being so amazing :)

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Jessica January 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Happy Birthday Andie!! Sorry its a little late! I feel like today is my birthday because I just received an amazing gift. What’s this gift you ask? Well the gift is you, your website. I just stumbled upon it about an hour ago and I’ve fallen in love. Your pictures & receipes are fantastically mouthwatering. And I adore your stories. I can relate to many of them, especially the one about nearly burning down your apartment. :) As your newest groupie I want to know if you have an e-newsletter I can sign up for or something of the sort? I am probably the only person in the world who does not have facebook (I’m proud of that quite honestly) so I wondered if there is any other way to receive your daily blogs. Thank you so much for your website. I am at the very beginning of my life changing journey & I’m grateful you have created a tool that will be helpful in so many ways.

Enjoy your birthday, I hope it is filled with pure deliciousness!!

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Victor January 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I feel a little bit silly. Most of your posts are from women, but I have to say a really enjoy this place I have stumbled upon. I don’t really know what it is except that your voice seems to hit just the right diction and humor to sooth me. I too have lost significant weight and feel sort of a future-shock.
Thank you very much. I will keep reading….
Vic

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Victor January 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Oh…and Happy Birthday:)

Vic

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Erica January 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Happy birthday, Andie! I hope it was a wonderful day, XOXO.

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Kelley January 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Happy belated birthday, Andie! I hope your birthday was filled with marshmallow fluff and giant cups of coffee (your favs, duh) !

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Stephanie January 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Happy Birthday!!

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Rhiannon January 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

28 is such a great time of life! You’re just entering into your Saturn Return — so much fun!

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Sophie Juliette January 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Happy belated birthday Andie! :) I hope you had an absolutely wonderful day!

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Linda February 6, 2013 at 12:26 am

Just discovered your website & love it!! You are inspiring, may you have many many happy days this year!!

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Lynn February 6, 2013 at 4:22 am

28 – what a great stage of life. You’re already wise beyond your years, and now you’re getting past the 20′s, which are fun, but still kind of filled with peer pressure. So it’s just going to keep getting better and better. Every year above the dirt is a chance to become more authentic, celebrate your awesomeness, grow. I hope you had a wonderful day, and I hope you have a magical, Covered In Awesome Sauce kind of year!
PS – What kind of cake did you have for your birthday? I bet that’s out here somewhere, so I apologize if I’ve missed it. I saw a Food Network show recently where Tricia Yearwood made a cocoa cake with caramel frosting – her grandma’s recipe. She spoke of how it was her favorite cake and was her birthday cake every year growing up. It made me think about birthday cakes, and about how some people love the tradition of the same cake every year, and some mix it up. I grew up asking for a Boston Cream Pie as my birthday cake every year. Now I share my birthday week with both my husband and son (yep!), so rather than turning it into a 3 pronged cakeapalooza, we go with what the little man wants. So I wondered, with you loving to bake so much, if you had a Must Have birthday cake each year, or if you switch it up each year? Again, happiest of birthdays!

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admin February 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Hey Lynn,

Thank you for the sweet message! I actually love to make a sour cream fudge cake every year on my birthday– it is OUT OF THIS WORLS rich. But this year, I got a cake from Ivy’s bakery near my hometown. It was a simple vanilla cake and it was dee-licious. Sometimes the purest, simplest cakes are best:)

Andie

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African Mango And Green Tea June 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Appreciating the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you provide.
It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.
Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to
my Google account.

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