Bacon Birthday Cake

That’s right — vegans, beware. Because below, I am proving my awesome wife status with pictures of the Bacon Birthday Cake that made Lucas drool.

But first, an NKOTB throwback video for my baby on his 30th birthday:

Don’t even hate on my for the NKOTB love (which, BTW, I have professed before). I still think Joey looks slammin’.

Ever since we went to Portland and Seattle a few years ago, Lucas has been reminiscing about the Maple Bacon donut he had at Voodoo Doughnut:

So, when I brainstormed ideas for a unique birthday cake (he’s not really a buttercream frosting kind of guy), I turned to Google, which presented me with this gem: Bacon Gets Its Just Desserts.

I knew it could be a winner, and I was right.

Bacon Cake 5

Bacon Cake 2

I know, I know. I don’t eat a lot of meat, and the sight of this much bacon is a little off-putting for me, too. But you know what? The salty bacon with the sweet maple icing was incredible — and since this was more like a coffee cake than a cake cake, each bite was a mouthful of pecan-y, apple-y, bacon-y goodness.

But first, we had to eat a balanced meal, hand-picked by the birthday boy and right out of “Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite” cookbook. Burgers, beers and cucumber raita.

Lucas birthday dinner 1

Good, but we’re a little biased because of the incredible meal we shared with friends over the weekend. I rocked the Bumpit and got my Snooki on.

Soda pose

We had an adorable eating partner.

Orlando B&BBQ 9

And open minds — so when we saw these meats listed as taco fillings at the Mexican hole-in-the-wall restaurant our friends took us to, we said “one of each, please!”

Taco menu

Tacos 4

Taco garnishes

Orange soda

So good — I even tried the head and the chicharonnes, although they were not my favorites. The food was super fresh and when we added grilled onions, cilantro relish and hot sauce…YUM!

And in case I haven’t scared all of you off with the meat-tastic post, I’ll leave you with this gem. Lucas loves to share his homebrew, but he asks his friends to return the bottles so he may reuse them. We got this package on our doorstep over the weekend — a lovely joke from one of his pals.


My 30th birthday is next month, and we’ll be celebrating it with a trip to Baltimore and Fitbloggin‘! Will you be there?

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  1. says

    BACON!!! Yummmy! I saw those donuts on Man VS Food and wanted one. This delicious treat you made sounds even better. BTW, enjoy fitbloggin'…wont be there. :(

  2. says

    Oh man..bacon birthday cake! When I saw this, I just had to share it with my man! lol…Sounds interesting. I would be up for trying it, but not sure I could make it through an entire peice 😛
    Happy birthday to your mannn!

  3. says

    Wow – that's some birthday cake!! My husband is a little skeptical of the idea, but I'm sure he'd give it a try :)

    Oh, and so jealous that you went to Voodoo Doughnut! I've seen that place on a million food specials, and I really want to go!

  4. says

    My husband loves coffee cake, my husband loves bacon, and it's my hubby's birthday today… I read your description of it to him, and he said “that sounds like it could be really really good.” I think I might be making this cake this weekend.

  5. says

    The local cupcake bakery was harassed by local Tweeters into making a maple bacon cupcake! I guess it has quite a following now because she Tweets every time she puts it on the menu and people race down there to get one. I've yet to try it, but I admit I'm intrigued!! :)

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  1. […] Dear Sweet Jess…I’m so excited to make this with my new bacon as well.  Hello Mr. No More Bacon…you can eat it too .  It’s gluten-free and all vegetables with great bacon flavor…right up your alley.  Sorry Katy I don’t think Lucas would like it on his birthday cake. […]

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