Black Forest Gateau
You always remember the first :) And Big Bicep Barry certainly knew how to make an appearance. Dropped by my place in the evening with his cake and candles, singing the familiar song. A little exhausted since I'd just returned from my overnight trip, I actually planned to turn in early - but then Barry promised to entertain me with his awesome cherry-picking talents.
Which he performed quite memorably :)
And then there was the even larger
Banana Chocolate Cake
Orchestrated by Strapping Shane and the rest of the motley crew, they attempted to surprise me in Italiannies on a sunday afternoon. Though I don't see how I could have been taken unawares with the way he kept insisting that I make it there on time! You see, punctuality has never been one of my kid brother's shining qualities :)
A great party - that got even better when I noted a hunky Chinese waiter waiting in the wings ( possibly an escaped Myanmar monk, I believe! ). Razan with the cheekbones that could cut glass! Even managed to take a few surreptitious shots of him - though I think he might have noticed me ogling him quite unashamedly.
Hell, I almost flipped some chocolate onto his neck so that I could lick it off.
Baby, we ain't 16 no more!
Not exactly a cake but I just had to put it in...
Certainly not kids anymore and that fact hit us when my ISO and I both walked in through the doors of Qba. In our jackets ( forced on me by my ISO ), doubt anyone would mistake us for callow teenyboppers. We were finally adults. And boy, that sombre image certainly deserved a drink.
And of course, saving the best for last...
Sugee Almond Cake
Baked to perfection and simply heavenly, my family bought this for me. It's been a family tradition to have a cake since... forever, I think. Got a shirt and cufflinks from my brother ( ever the traditionalist ) and the scrapbook items my parents already got for me earlier ( and that I plan to get done before Christmas ).
Three cakes and a mojito. Seems like it's pretty good turning 31 after all.