The Love Cake – Raspberries, Nut Ganache, Praline Chocolate Mousse and Cocoa Sponge Cake

Since I turned 18th, my birthday was celebrated elsewhere then home every year. It has been Paris, New York, Paris again, Barcelona, Brno. Although I had enjoyed all these wonderful places and seen them at their best, this year I wanted so much to have a simple and calm home birthday party. I wanted to have the pleasure of baking my own cake, of preparing and anticipating the party. So this year, I was so excited I could finally do all this. I realized that there’s really no better feeling than being at home with the loved ones.

As I’m growing up, I appreciate more these moments that will really last. I see myself doing things I have never thought I will be doing. I don’t give up on the things I started and always looking to go beyond my limits. In the past years I’ve learned that I need to be more patient, continue to be persistent and not let go on those true passions, dreams, ideas, and projects, just because sometimes they don’t come true at the time we expected them to do. The hardest thing is to keep going when you don’t see any hope yet. But I have never known easy paths, and struggling with life has been more kind of daily activity. On this new birthday more then ever, I feel that I have finally learned to be consistent, and have build a better version of myself. I learned that being different is ok, and it really matters to the right people.

I made this cake together with my boyfriend and is this the result of our love. On my birthday I feel giving the best of me to the one who has been next to me unconditionally, and I feel fortunate enough to have him take up on the challenge of baking a birthday cake on this special day. I’m thrilled to spend my birthday in peace and love with my better half. May all of you feel the love in each thing you do!