I made the traditional birthday cake for my mom's side of the family. It is a peppermint cake. It is really easy--add a few drops of green food coloring and a 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil to "white" or plain cake batter. Layer with chocolate frosting and crushed peppermints. DELICIOUS!!!
But . . . there was one huge disappointment . . . the "peppermints" I bought here in Taiwan had some extra "flavor" (menthol). That's just not right on a birthday cake!! :)
My birthday present was the purse sitting behind the flowers . . . I got to pick it out.
And, on the Saturday before my birthday, Lawrance came home with the flowers. At that time all the lilies were closed. It was fun watching them one by one throughout the week. He is SO thoughtful!! :)
And, Lawrance took me out to a stake place called "Tasty." They have a set meal that is 7 courses--for most of the courses you get to choose between 2 or 3 items. It was very nice!
I think they have some of the best wait staff in Taiwan.
Maybe not the best dessert they have but definitely the coolest (as in most unique) is a fried chocolate wanton that you break and pour over vanilla ice cream. Then you get to eat the rest of the fried chocolate wanton.