Happy Birthday Yves!

Today is Yves birthday! He doesn’t make as big a deal about it as I do for my birthday but I wanted to surprise him by making him carrot cake cupcakes. He LOVES carrot cake! I used this recipe from simply recipes here and they came out delicious! (I didn’t have cardamom so instead used extra cinnamon and added nutmeg and cloves and also used pistachios instead of walnuts).

Sienna licked the cream cheese frosting, took a few bites of the cupcake and was done as she is not a fan of carrot cupcakes. BUT! I also did make these pear cream cheese muffins with the 2 riping pears left from our CSA pickup last week. They are also delicious! She ate a bit more of that but she still wanted to lick more frosting off the other cupcakes! LOL

We also celebrated with my parents last weekend (my mother has this strange superstition that you can’t celebrate a birthday after your birthday. See me rolling my eyes?) I bought strawberry cheesecake from Jean Danet in Bay Ridge and we also went out for dim sum.
Yes, you need 3 images of the strawberry cheesecake! 🙂


  1. carol menou aka grandma
    September 18th, 2010 | 4:48 pm


    What a yummy birthday. I’m not a fan of carrot in pastry either but I would be certainly willing to try a cupcake !!
    But it was Yves special day and I’m sure he enjoyed his carrot cupcakes. The strawberries make my mouth water..

    Love to all

  2. jungy
    September 20th, 2010 | 1:43 pm

    All of it looks yummy. Great shot of Yves!

  3. September 22nd, 2010 | 4:01 am

    i will have to try the carrot cupcakes and pear cream cheese muffins (what a revelation!) recipes. i love how in the first picture Sienna looks like she’s plotting to snatch those cupcakes! Zach doesn’t dig carrot cake either. i think for kids it’s the idea of veggies mixed with cake.
    And not only do Paul and Yves share a birthday, but it appears their feelings about it are the same. i have to admit, i milk my birthday! i mean, as a mom i get two days a year just for me, my birthday and mother’s day. But Paul really doesn’t think his birthday is a big deal.

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