Yesterday I made a delicious birthday cake for one of my best friends here, Troy. He requested a chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting (I made a variation on a traditional chocolate buttercream) and raspberry filling.

It was…divine.

I love baking for people.

Sometimes I think if all else fails, I would like to just go work in a pastry shop. Learn the ropes from some old baking grandma and work my way up.People are always going to have birthdays and people are always going to have cake.

My other roommate who used to work in a bakery did the writing, I wish I could take credit for that. She has a set of pastry bags and tips. I am very very jealous of her tools. If anyone's looking for a birthday present for me...