I have only had one bought birthday cake in my life. When I was a chef in Memphis, the management staff got me this very special strawberry cake from this bakery that I loved, loved, loved. Other than that, all my cakes have either been made by me, made by my family, or sometimes no cake at all.
It may be the fact that I am a very pregnant, or just the fact that I love cake, that this cake ended up being six inches tall! I decided that the cake would be a brown sugar vanilla cake, the frosting would be a coconut butter cream and that there would be three fillings: fresh strawberry puree, home made pineapple jam and sour cream coconut custard. The results were beyond delicious and the remainder of the cake will fill lunch boxes for at least a week!