Birthday Cake

 Ginger Cheesecake
Ginger Cheesecake from Mix the Bakery

I had to get my own birthday cake this past Sunday at Mix the Bakery on W. Tenth Avenue in West Point Grey.  (Mark was too busy smoking.)

Ginger cheesecake.  Whowouldathunkit? Perfect amount of ginger in the cake, good cheesecake consistency (New York style – the only style worth eating), crystallized ginger pieces atop dollaps of whipped cream (unnecessary, but a nice, festive touch), a chocolate graham cracker crust, and a dusting of toasted coconut flakes around the bottom half of the cake… yum!  The only thing I would change is the amount of allspice, which confused your palate every once in a while to think you were eating pumpkin cheesecake.

It was well worth the 28 block walk (uphill, both ways).


6 Responses to “Birthday Cake”

  1. 1 yaniv November 15, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Happy B-day Yooms! I knew something was going on last weekend …

    … Cake sounds perfect for Mark’s munchies.

  2. 2 yoomilee November 16, 2007 at 2:15 am

    Thanks Yaniv! You 11-11 (you know who you are) spotters usually remember. 🙂

  3. 3 jean yao November 17, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    You are the third friend who shares 11/11 with my other two buddies. Wow! Belated happy Birthday wishes.

  4. 4 yoomilee November 17, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks Jean! Perhaps your two buddies and I should celebrate together one of these days…

  5. 5 viral December 1, 2007 at 3:02 am

    great to catch up on your blog! you definitely made me click on the mark smoking bit 😉

  6. 6 yoomilee December 3, 2007 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for reading V-Dogg! Hope to catch up with you in early Spring.

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