If none of that were to happen, though, I’ll survive. But there’s absolutely, positively one thing I can’t do without: a candle in my birthday dessert. No need for anything ostentatious – a single flame will do – but it must be there. (These Birthday Cinnamon Rolls show how it should be done.)
Almost as important as the candle is what it’s attached to. I love mixing it up: cupcakes one year, crème brûlée the next. With my birthday just around the corner, I’m seriously thinking about what this year’s pick should be. Here are a few options that are festive enough to say “birthday” but easy enough for even non-bakers to make (hint, hint to my friends and family). Why not dive in Pillsbury-style?
Sprinkles again, but this time they’re scattered over an irresistible Cake Batter Monkey Bread. The monkey breads are baked in mini soufflé dishes, so they’re especially adorable. (If you don’t have those, no worries. Regular-size muffin cups work as well; just watch the baking time.)
For even more celebratory ideas, check out our article on cakeless birthdays.
And I’d love to know: What are your birthday must-haves? Share in the comments section below.