I’ve experienced the sweetest birthday month this year and it’s all because the Husband made sure that every week of January, I get to enjoy a slice of cake. The cakes he got me were not fancy but just very thoughtful because he made sure they were cakes I enjoy eating.

On a different perspective, I see the sweetness of each cake pertain to the sweetness of my life then, now and in future. I feel very blessed to come to my 38th year with  lots of love, happiness and peace in my heart. I’m so grateful…so so grateful of the life I live, the special people close to me and the moments I spend with them. The past two years, I have gone thru a downsizing of sorts. It’s a process of knowing myself more and letting go of certain parts of my life. It was painful and took a lot of humility and acceptance, but liberating in the end. To be free of things that make me an unproductive and superficial person was the best gift of that painful journey. I pray that God will continue to guide me in this path I’ve chosen.

Anyway, back to my cakes. Every weekend the Husband got me a cake and I get to eat it on Saturday afternoons with coffee that he made.

Hokkaido Cheesecake (Mini) on the first weekend of January. It’s a cake that I frequently buy from Breadtop because it’s the perfect size for my Husband and I to share. I love its lightness and sweetness. Goes well with tea and coffee.

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Rainbow Cake on the second weekend of January. It’s one of the daintiest cakes from Breadtop that I’ve always wanted to try. It was delicious, soft and had the right sweetness even if there were icing in between layers. I only had one slice of this but next time, maybe I should get a small cake as I’m very fond of chiffon cakes.

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Strawberry Gateau on the third weekend of January. Another one from Breadtop. This cake reminded me of our lovely travel in Japan last year where I got to taste a very delicious Strawberry Gateau in Ginza. Although this one does not compare to the one we had in Ginza, it was delicious enough to satisfy my craving for a gateau.

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Ricotta Cheesecake on the eve of my birthday. This was an exception to all my cakes because this was a treat from my dear friend from work. My friend knows I love Pasticceria Papa‘s Ricotta Cheesecake in Haberfield. She took me there after work and indulged me with the best Ricotta Cheesecake in Sydney.

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Vanilla Chiffon Cake on my birthday! This one was from Michel’s and one of my favourites. The buttercream icing was so yum!

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Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Raspberry and Passionfruit Macaron on the last weekend of January. This was the most fancy of all my cakes because we got this from Adriano Zumbo. He’s one of the pastry chefs I like and for a changed, I chose a Dark Chocolate for a cake. I’m not fond of dark chocolate but I’m glad I chose this as it wasn’t too bitter and too sweet. And even if it’s a mud cake, it has a certain lightness to it. I enjoyed this cake very much.

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This may be late but I just want to send out my appreciation to everyone who celebrated my special day/month with me. I’m grateful for all the love you have sent me. Thank you for being a part of my charmed journey and I look forward to spending more sweet moments with all of you.

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