Well i couldn’t just sit peacefully after yesterdays disaster, even though all you wonderful people loved it and wrote me such lovely comments ! I had all morning free so decided to give it another go. But this time i tried what i knew i could not go wrong with.A chocolate and almond cake, my perfect birthday cake. I am truly satisfied now and can be sure the rest of my day will go well. More on the recipe later. Have to run now… hubby just got back with a wonderful bag of goodies! Cant wait to check it out !Cant believe i’m 27 today …. i’m getting old !!!

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noreply@blogger.com (Gattina)

Both cakes are gorgeous!!! Happy birthday Kate 😀

noreply@blogger.com (Aimée)

This cake looks like it’s something worth celebrating in its self-wow! Happy birthday and welcome to the ‘late 20s’. They rock!

noreply@blogger.com (millufe)

Happy Birthday Kate, I’m millufe from Japan. I’ve found your blog just now…. sigh, what a cute cake! I want to bite it. Another pages must be nice, I will see them from now.

noreply@blogger.com (jenjen)

Happy Birthday, your cakes look gorgeous and you certainly deserve it!

noreply@blogger.com (arpita)

HAPPPEEEEE BBIIRRTTHHDDAYYYYYYYY!!!!!
love ur cake…please eat a biiiigggg piece on my behalf..n 1 small for mom n dad…..
this is yummilicious!!!!

noreply@blogger.com (Inne)

Happy birthday Kate! Both your creations look – and sound – delicious. Have a lovely day.

noreply@blogger.com (Laura)

I agree both cakes are beautiful and Happy Birthday! Mine is in September if you feel like having a Merry Unbirthday on the same day!

noreply@blogger.com (Kelly-Jane)

Happy Birthday! Both cakes do look wonderful 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Rose)

Happy birthday Kate. Wishing all the best in your life. BTW do you still have a slice of this gorgeous cake. It looks soooooo yummy.

noreply@blogger.com (Barbara)

I’d be happy with either cake Kate. They botth look nice. Happy birthday. Maybe we should all find our birthday buddies and bake a cake for each other.

noreply@blogger.com (swee)

Happy Birthday !! and the cake looks gorgeous!

noreply@blogger.com (Kate)

Thanks ya’ll !For your wnderful comments and sweet wishes :))) really made my day !

Gattina thanks !

Amiee i agree with you , the late 20’s DO rock !

Millufe , i’m glad you came by ! looking forward to seeing you around

jenjen , thanks:))

Peterrrrr…sure i will !

inne , really appreciate your dropping by and lovely comments.

Laura i’ll keep that mind !

Kelly – Jane , thank you 🙂

Rose…yes i doo…please be my guest 🙂

Barbara thank you so much , i really do hope everyone finds their birthday buddys…its a great feeling !

swee … thanks !

noreply@blogger.com (Karan)

Trust you to come up with something this brilliant for your birthday.. It looks delicious..Especially the dark (or should I say BLACK 😉 ;))chocolate contrasting with the white almonds and the strawberrys.. Amazing!!

We must device a system where you cansend me your leftovers somehow!! 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Peabody)

Happy Birthday…27 is far from old!

noreply@blogger.com (The Culinary Chase)

Happy 27th Birthday! The cake looks scrumptious! 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (The Food Traveller)

Simply gorgeous! Nothing else I cna say except … could you send me a slice???

noreply@blogger.com (gilly)

Oh my Kate! Just gorgeous (AGAIN)!
I love how you did the top with the almonds and strawberries – it truly is a dream cake!

noreply@blogger.com (Anita)

I love this cake just as much – looks so elegant and sophisticated! Hope you enjoyed your birthday!

noreply@blogger.com (Helen)

Happy Birthday again! Awesome cake. Hope you had fun with hubby. my shopping spree was tons of fun, Bill loved playing my sugar daddy. 27 is young….! I am 32 and still being called a baby!

noreply@blogger.com (Cheryl)

This cake is breathtaking. I love the little delicate almonds on top. Its just perfect.

noreply@blogger.com (Patricia Scarpin)

Kate, chocolate + almonds + strawberries = pure heaven. Your cake looks stunning and I’m sure it tasted wonderful too.

noreply@blogger.com (Jasmine)

Happy birthday — this cake looks beautiful!

j

noreply@blogger.com (Kate)

haha karan..sure …just move in to the house next to mine 🙂

peabody i guess so 🙂

the culinary chase ..thank u 🙂

the food traveller …sure why not…the more you share the better it gets !

gilly thank you for your lovely comment.i’m really happy to hear you like it 🙂

anita…thanks…yes i did though we just went out for dinner but my hubby just got home from a 10 day trip so i was just happy to have him back !

Helen , i’m glad u had a gr8 day :),now i have to see pictures :)) My day was gr8 too ! went out for sheesha and then sushi.Deepu even got me Jamie oliver goodies and tulips from Amsterdam…not to mention all the choc truffles !

Cheryl thank you…did u see the gold paper on the top ?? i think its not to visible due to the lighting but that really added a classy touch !

patricia it did and thank you ,i’m already counting the time i need to spend on the treadmill !!

jasmine thank you !

noreply@blogger.com (Garrett)

Happy Birthday!
Hope you made it a good one!

noreply@blogger.com (Snehal)

Yummm! I first thought it was a chocolate layer cake. That swirly, stripey effect makes it look plain yumm!

noreply@blogger.com (ces)

better late than never! happy happy birthday! love the cake! you are still so young!

noreply@blogger.com (Mae)

Happy Birthday, to you too, Kate!

We should do a birthday roundup every month to see who shares birthdays in foodblog world. Then we’ll do a huge birthday party celebration online, of course. Everybody brings in a dish for a potluck. 🙂

Good to know our birthday are so close! 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Jerry)

I’m late, but Happy Birthday. Cakes look delicious. You can never go wrong with chocolate.

noreply@blogger.com (Kate)

garrett , oh yes it was…thanks !

snehal…haha..just one layer ! thanks…i just love chocolate !

ces…:D thank u ….but getting older :((

Mae thanks ! i think thats a wonderful idea ! yeah i’m just too happy to find so many taureans who share the same passion !

jerry … i agree with you…can never go wrong with chocolate !

noreply@blogger.com (Anonymous)

Happy Belated birthday! And wow, this cake is just… wow. Like something straight from heaven! 🙂

Ari (Baking and Books)

noreply@blogger.com (Kristen)

Happy belated birthday. What an amazing looking cake!

noreply@blogger.com (Linda)

wow very impressive. truly a piece of delectable art! you’ve got my mouth watering over here!

noreply@blogger.com (Shubhada)

hey the cake looks simply wow!
You’ve presented it so well,I wish to just keep looking at it…
Cheers to U!!

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