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I Love Birthdays


It is no secret that I love birthdays. (I am so sorry if you are totally bored of reading about it for the 100000th time but this is the last one I promise and I won’t mention my birthday again for another 11 months!!)



Sad truth.


I love birthdays because I take my challenge of having birthday cake for/with every meal very very seriously. Don’t think I’m kidding.


Birthday Breakfast:


Ashley’s Oat Bake Birthday Breakfast Cake with lots of pretty sugar stars! Deeeeelicious!! Especially when slathered in Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Winking smile




Birthday Lunch:


A birthday cake pizzert! Open-mouthed smile


Ok, dinner ITSELF wasn’t cake (it was takeaway pizza! Smile with tongue out) but of course I followed it with cake!close-up_of_slice_of_birthday_cake_600-02461249

Yes I know I’ve posted that photo three posts in a row, but I had the best cake EVER thanks to Katie! I made her Healthier Chocolate Cake and then unhealthified it by smothering it in tons of vegan chocolate buttercream hehe Winking smile


I love birthdays because you get to throw parties and bake endless desserts for them! (P.S. This is KATIE’S awesome photo- I was a bad blogger and forgot to snap a photo!!)


I spent this morning baking for hours! I made a birthday cake, funfetti blondies (above), brownies, and choc chip cookies, all of which are from CCK! If you ever want an awesome recipe, you know where to go! Open-mouthed smile


I love birthdays because…ok, I’m going to say it and sound totally materialistic, but I love PRESENTS!! Sorry people, but it’s true. Especially presents from people who know you all too well…DSC03172


I love and NEED the recipe notebook, because this is how I keep my recipes currently…


I have scraps of paper with recipes jotted on lying around EVERYWHERE! Smile with tongue out


Most of all, I  love birthdays because you get to party with your favourite people who know you WAY too well and make your slice of cake at least three times bigger than everyone else’s. And then don’t judge when you go back for seconds thirds Smile



I am SHATTERED now though. While I love having parties, I really don’t love the clean-up process afterwards! Smile with tongue out


That was after a solid half hour of tidying up!!


What do you love most about birthdays? Eating as many desserts as possible Being with people I love!!


Do you prefer being the host(ess) or the guest? I love both, but guest just wins it in that I don’t have to clean up so much!


What are you looking forward to this week? Hopefully another team practice tomorrow if my legs are feeling ok, my new camera arriving, and going shopping for some new running shoes at the weekend!


Have an AMAZING week friends!! LOVE <3

46 Responses to I Love Birthdays

  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! You make me smile SO much.

    Also, happy birthday again!!! And again and again :). I only wish I could wish it to you in real life. How about this: someday we will get together and throw ourseves a birthday party that lasts for the entire month of September :).
    Chocolate-Covered Katie recently posted..Evil Whipped Cream

  2. Looks like you had an amazing birthday!! My favorite thing about birthdays is the incredible amounts of love, laughter and good times had by all – no matter who’s birthday it is, everyone enjoys celebrating!! :)
    Kayla @ SproutyBuns recently posted..Sleep, Eat, Repeat

  3. Check out all your beautiful birthday fooood! Nom, I love a good takeaway pizza, and I know what I’m gonna be sending you next birthday for those CCK recipe scribbles ;). Running shoe shopping sounds like an excellant plan, I’m looking forward to some zumba time!
    P.S. Lush birthday outfit, you look beauuutiful :D

  4. You are awesome haha! I love birthdays too- cake is the best =)

  5. Hey. How did you make your cake so thick? I made that recipe the other day and it came out paper thin. Did you bake it in a small pan or something? I’m dying to know! Thanks!
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  6. Happy, happy birthday!
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  7. I love you for “unhealthifying” a healthy recipe. You always make me laugh! I’m glad you had such a great birthday. When it comes to parties, I much rather be a guest than a host. Clean up? No thank you. Birthday girls shouldn’t have to clean!

  8. haha…i luv it, there has got to be more days where we can cram cake into all three meals AND between them too!!! as always, u are too adorable emma!! ugh…good luck with clean-up tho…not so fun. :P
    Cait’s a Runnerchick recently posted..Coming Back After a Running Hiatus…Aint it a Kick in the Tush!!

  9. Glad you had a fabulous birthday! I love that you had so much festive food. Birthdays deserve tons of desserts!
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  10. Aww I’m so glad you had a good birthday Emma!
    I have no problem hearing about your birthday…again and again and again!

    And woah, I need to get on the CCK train and make some desserts, mmm <3
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  12. I’m so glad you had a very happy birthday!!!!!! I love all of your birthday cakes in different forms – delicious! :)
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    Those little stars are adorable! They would make anything FUN to eat!!
    Your so damn gorgeous by the way!!! Stunning!!
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  14. I love presents too girl! No shame! Glad you had such an awesome birthday!!
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  15. Yay for having an awesome (and scrumptious birthday)! I love birthdays for those exact reasons…cake/dessert x100000 and spending time with my loved ones! I think I managed to score 5 cakes this year, I aim to double it next year :)!
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  16. Happy Birthday! That breakfast cake looks like the most delicious of them all!
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  17. You looked AMAZING at the party! And I love how you unhealthified your cake and how you eat birthday cakes for every meal :) You really know how to celebrate, don´t you? :)
    I prefer being a guest – you don´t have to clean, you can leave if the party is boring etc. :)
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  18. Gosh so many recipes to try, so little time :)
    I like being the host because it is a goods reason to bake loads :)
    Maria @ runningcupcake recently posted..The holiday foodie post

  19. Aw looks like you had an awwwesome birthday!! Cake is absolutely one of the best things about birthdays, as well as all the hugs. And you’re allowed to talk about your birthday as much as you like, that’s one of the rules!
    Alex @ fightcancerwithfood recently posted..Honest Sundays.

  20. HAPPY HAPPY BDAY!! this is such a grea bday post! when i had mine i got the bday ‘lazies’ and barely posted.. so this is a WIN!
    Carrie (Moves ‘N Munchies) recently posted..How to Achieve a Healthy Mind

  21. Eeee! I love your multiple birthday cakes! Those sugary sprinkles are so sweet (literally and figuratively speaking hehehe) and you and your friends are all so stunning! It must look like a troop of models on a night out!

    I prefer being a guest, but only because as a hostess I get so worried that I’m boring everyone or people aren’t having a good time…then again, I worry about the former as a guest too!

    ~Jessica~ recently posted..Saturday Review: Delicious Alchemy

  22. Well your breakfast, lunch and dinner looked great…you can never have too much cake/sweet stuff :)
    Happy Birthday Again!!
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  23. Yaaay happy birthday again! It looks like you had an amazing time and some amazing eats! why can’t we have birthdays every week so we can have cake at least that often? lol.

    Oh and i LOVE your dress in that one photo!! so cute!! I want to go shopping in the UK now haha

    I’ve never been huge on my birthday – like I never really make a deal of it – but other people do anyways and that’s what I love! it’s the day you realize how much everyone really loves you cuz they go out of their way to treat you even when you don’t expect them to! Oh, and getting to choose the dessert, the restaurants etc…Always a plus!

    Hope you get that track practice in!! :-) be nice to those leggies! I’m looking forward to my first run today!
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  24. Happy birthday again! I love those sugar stars for making everything so festive! I love birthdays, as I think they give you the perfect excuse to really look after and focus on yourself for a day :-)
    Laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish recently posted..GIVEAWAY – GOOD Hemp

  25. I’m so glad that you had an aweosme birthday!!! I’m loving all of the cake action in this post!
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  26. Happy Birthday Love! Looks like you had a fabulous and yummy filled one! xoxo <3
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  27. Happy birthday!!! What an amazing day full of amazing food and friends! All of those birthday cake meals you had look absolutely delicious! Nothing is better than friends and unlimited sweets on your big day! :D
    Christina @ The Athletarian recently posted..My tastiest giveaway yet!

  28. Hee I love your posts!! So glad you enjoyed your birthday! :D I haven’t celebrated mine in 4 years because its always the day of an important exam!I love being the hostess and don’t mind the cleaning up because of the fabulous ingenious invention called disposable utensils– just have to throw! Haha and I love it when my house is full of people. Eat more cake!!! :D (I ate loads on near my birthday too though i didn’t celebrate it haha)
    Qi Ting @ Misadventures of Fat free Baking recently posted..What I Ate on Wednesday (3) WIAW

  29. Everything in this post looks so delicious!!! Especially the cake… oh my goodness I want it! Though honestly i’d have to make it in cupcake form. Closer to a muffin. It’s all about the single serving (lies, I always eat more than one. I just don’t like getting a knife dirty).
    I like to be the hostess. I love making food and cleaning up and making someone’s day awesome since they got to go to a party!
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  30. I right there on the birthday train with ya! …and on the some boat of having recipe cards/papers/notes/scribbles/folders EVERYWHERE! I wouldn’t even know where to start in organizing them. Oh well…another project I suppose! :) Happy Tuesday!

  31. I agree..too much birthday cake and not enough time!
    Glad you had a great birthday and got to eat lots of cake and celebrate with your friends!! :)

    I love being a hostess and a guest :) Im looking forward to my brothers birthday this week…YAY FOR BIRTHDAY CAKE! :) :D

  32. It sounds like you had an amazing birthday :-)
    I definitely like being the guest, although if I’m feeling nice I might offer to help clean up!
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  33. Don’t apologize for talking about your birthday, it’s exciting stuff and you can discuss it as much as you would like :)
    I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday, and YAYYY for cake!
    Tessa @ Amazing Asset recently posted..What A Relief It Can Be

  34. Happy Birthday to you!!! Did you top your birthady cake with Smarties?? They’re yum and melty for sure :)
    I love birthdays because it reminds you to enjoy yourself. Lord knows I forget sometimes and need a cake…reminder
    I love being hostess because I love making other people happy. This week I’m going to really get ready to go to London because I need a coat, among other things. So excited!
    Hannah@mindrunningwild recently posted..My Weepie Weekend

  35. That dress is gorge! where is it from? Glad to see you enjoyed your birthday(s!)

  36. Happy birthday SWEET EMMA!!! You look gorgeous as always and I’m happy to see you celebrating with a bucket-o-nut butter and chocolate!!!
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  37. Happy birthday!!! :D I think you are an absolute genius for having cake for every meal of the day on your b-day! I’m so going to try it next year when time rolls around to mine. Okay, I might have the oat bake cake over the weekend when I have time to make it, but I think the weekend is a good enough reason to celebrate haha. The little starts are so adorable! :] Oh and you look absolutely gorgeous by the way!
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  38. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a fantastic one :) Your birthday eats all look great and you got a copy of Vegan cookies-lucky! I finally got into the habit of typing up recipe cards and organizing a book for myself. Still, I tend to have several scraps of paper to type up before I get around to it.
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  39. Looks like a really fun birthday! Happy belated birthday xx
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  40. Hi Emma! Your birthday looks like it was full of yummy eats! I really need to try that pizzert recipe. Looks super delicious! By the way, your dress (and hair) are super pretty!

    I like being the guest rather than the hostess too. Then I don’t have to worry about running around making sure everyone is happy. :) I’m looking forward to celebrating my birthday this weekend! It seems like a lot of bloggers have September birthdays! :P
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