Thursday, October 11, 2012

Decisions, decisions

Today's the big day. My birthday!  

Seriously, being a Libra really makes decisions tough...ya know, what with having to carefully weigh and agonize over each and every option. If I could, I'd probably make ten desserts. But I can't be doing that...so I need your help deciding which birthday cake I should make! 


 Yes, I'm making my own cake. That way I can have exactly what I want...even if it isn't necessarily a cake in the end. Plus, I just love baking so why wouldn't I make my own. Especially because it doesn't have to be a paleo dessert cuz we all know nutrition and calories don't count on your birthday, right? ;)

Anyway, after consulting my bazillion pins on Pinterest, here are the contenders. Let me know in the comments which option you think I should whip up this weekend! (Recipes and sources are linked below each photo.)

Number 1:
Thyme For Food's Chocolate Butter Cake with Cookies & Cream Filling and Chocolate Buttercream

Number 2:
Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body's Seven Layer S'mores Cake

Number 3: 
Taste of Home's Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Number 4:
Get Off Your Butt and...Bake's Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes [with ice cream in 'em]

Number 5:
Better Homes and Gardens's Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies

Apparently someone likes chocolate, huh?

Okay, vote away........

I'll be sure to post pics & a review of whatever ends up getting made. :)

Thanks for your opinions - I really do appreciate them! <3


Editing to add: The votes are in! See which treat helped me celebrate my day o' birth HERE.

14 comments:

  1. I'm not a big fan of chocolate (I know: shudder!)

    BUT, I think I would pick the Chocolate Butter Cake with Cookies & Cream Filling and Chocolate Buttercream. You had me at the word --- buttercream!

    Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. I never used to be - only in the past few years have I become a chocoholic haha.

      MMMM good choice...I love buttercream!

      Thank you so much for the well wishes and stopping by to vote! :D

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  2. Holy cow, those all look amazing! I'd pick the S'mores cake though...and now I'm drooling all over the keyboard- haha :)

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    1. So you see my dilemma! ;) Doesn't that S'mores cake look amazing with all those layers?

      Thanks for popping by to vote!!

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  3. Happy Birthday! They all look great but my favorite is the Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcake. :-)

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    1. Thanks a million for the birthday wishes and, more importantly, coming back to vote!! I loved the look of those cupcakes as soon as I laid eyes on em. And I just spotted "ice cream" flavored Oreos at the store too, hmmm.... ;)

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)
    Now, more importantly - either one of the brownie options :) What can I say - I'll take brownies any day! :)

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    1. Why thank you, my foodie friend!! :D Brownies are totally one of my faves too!

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  5. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a great day, and my vote is for the Seven Layer S'mores Cake.

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    1. Thank you LOTS for both voting and the b-day wishes - you rock! If I could send you a piece of cake, I totally would :)

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  6. Happy birthday!! I hope it is amazing. I vote for the s'mores cake.. IT LOOKS SO GOOD. That or the oreo cupcake. Dessert within dessert is always good.

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    1. Thanks Chelsea! I'm definitely with you on the dessert in a dessert - its twice as amazing!! :D

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  7. #4!!!!

    You share the same birthday as my sister!

    Happy Birthday to you! :)

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    1. Thank you! Happy birthday to your sister as well!!!

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