Golden Birthday

April 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm 8 comments


I am breaking my personal rule today and posting without a recipe, or even anything food related.

It’s my 17th birthday and it feels like spring.

What is a golden birthday? This may sound silly, but it’s when the date of your birthday matches your age. My birthday is April 17th. 17 is one of my lucky numbers. My blog is called 17 and Baking. Golden for sure!

I do have raspberry chocolate cake and more relevant, food related birthday dinner stuff coming up that I’m simply too distracted to blog about now… I can’t wait to share it all with you! :)

Thank you to everyone who made this day special for me – I had a lovely birthday.

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Simple Pear Tart for two – SHF Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake – 17 and Baking turns 17

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baking Monster  |  April 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • 2. Alana @ The Good Girl Gone Blog  |  April 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Happy birthday! I had my golden birthday this year too!

  • 3. Amanda  |  April 18, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Happy Golden Birthday, then!

    I didn’t know about this, but I’m glad you told me. My golden birthday will be next year.

    Can’t wait to see more of that cake. :)

  • 4. Friedl  |  April 18, 2009 at 10:04 am

    A late Happy Birthday. That pie looks delicious !

  • 5. Gourmet Mama  |  April 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Happy birthday! I`m in April as well, on the 12th . . . but over a decade older. Sigh. That cake looks wonderful!! Congrats on your Golden Birthday!

  • 6. Eliana  |  April 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I’m sorry I didn’t sign on last week. Happy Belated Birthday. I wish you many more to come and hope you had a blast on your golden birthday.

  • 7. Kristen  |  April 22, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Happy belated birthday!!
    You have so much talent in the food blogging world already. I am very impressed!

  • 8. Kayla  |  July 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I know this is over a year later but I just discovered your blog and I’m working my way through it from the beginning. I’m so glad someone else knows about golden birthdays! I’m about half way through mine and anytime I mention it to anyone who didn’t go to my high school they give me weird looks and have no idea what I’m talking about!


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