Today I turn 25. I have officially lived a quarter of a century. In dog years, I’m like 405234 years old.
In these past 25 years, I have found myself. I may not know everything, but then again I probably never will. But I do know who I am and I know what I like, and it feels great!
I know that Polka Dots were predestined to be my signature pattern. It’s not my fault if half of my clothing is covered in them.
I know that writing cookbooks is HARD work, but also super fulfilling! This week I got to hold my first book in my hands for the first time this week and I sent in my manuscript for the second on Monday. I feel so happy and proud!
I know that Family is the most important thing. I don’t know where I would be without mine.
I know that I found my soul mate at 19 years old. He makes me laugh daily and puts up with all my crap. He’s a keeper.
I know that getting married the day before my birthday was the smartest thing I ever did. Not only did I get to have the biggest party ever thrown for my birthday, but every year I get to have cake for dinner on October 11th for our anniversary. And then cake for breakfast on October 12th for my birthday. It was BRILLIANT planning on my part. 🙂
This years anniversary/birthday cake was a Pumpkin Dream Cake. I was so excited for this one that I was posting photos of it on facebook while it was still being put together!
If you have been reading along for a while, you will remember the Banana Dream Cake. It was the best cake I had ever made. Just read the reviews, everyone loved it! I get emails almost weekly about people making and loving that cake.
And it really was the greatest cake, ever…until now. Now we have the Pumpkin Dream Cake. It is pumpkin-y, but not too pumpkin-y. It is both moist & crumbly! It is so incredibly tender that you just want to use it as a pillow. Seriously, no excuses, make this cake.
UPDATE: I have made these as cupcakes! If you do the recipe below as stated, it will make 3o standard sized cupcakes. They will need to bake at 300°F for 18-20 minutes and do not need to go into the freezer.