Happy Birthday, Giulia!!!

It is very nice to remember a friend’s birthday and surprise her with an unforgettable and tasty cake. The cake is composed of two layers of Bavarese (Bavarian) cream, a layer of almonds to symbolize rebirth, and a layer of vanilla that spreads sweetness, covered by a Frost of berries to represent the elixir of long life.

Even though work and family take a lot of my time, I always find time to make a birthday cake.

Through this process, I often wondered how having a cake on your birthday became so popular and internationally widespread.

A Birthday Cake for a friend

Doing some research online, I found on some sites that the ancient Greeks merited introducing this custom.

On the sixth day of each month, they would pay tribute to the goddess Artemis, the guardian of the Moon, by bringing round cakes to her temple to represent the shape of the moon – white, made with flour and honey – that was lit with candles, smoke which was believed to carry desires up to heaven.

A Birthday Cake for a Friend
A Birthday Cake for a Friend

A Birthday Cake for a Friend

Prep Time 40 mins Rest Time 5 hrs Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Making a birthday cake for a friend is a delightful way to show you care. Enjoy the process of making, decorating, and, most importantly, celebrating your friend’s special day!


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Almond Bavarian Cream

Vanilla Bavarian Cream




Almond Bavarian Cream

  1. Soak the gelatin in cold water for more than 15 minutes.
  2. Slightly beat the egg yolks with sugar and avoid making bubbles.
  3. Pour the milk into the eggs and cook up to 82°C (179.6°F).
  4. Add the squeezed gelatin and mix well until all is dissolved after filtered with a colander and let it cool.
  5. In the meantime, whip the cream and incorporate it gently into the compost that it was cooled to 30°C (86°F).
  6. Add almond extract and chopped almonds, mix until all is amalgamated well.

Vanilla Bavarian Cream

  1. The procedure is the same as the Almonds Bavarese Cream but substitute the almonds with, obviously, scraped vanilla pod.


  1. Combine honey graham crumbs with sugar and butter, press onto the bottom of 24cm (9 inches) springform pan, and store in the fridge.


  1. Place the frozen berries in a saucepan.
  2. And let them cook until they release their juice and then stir from time to time.
  3. Use a Hand Blender until you get a smooth cream and filter.
  4. Sprinkle gelatin over cold lemon juice and let it sit still for 5minutes, dissolve in a pan at low flame.
  5. Put the dissolved gelatin into the filtered berries cream and stir until it is incorporated.


  1. Put the Almond Bavarian Cream over the crust and place inside the freezer for at least 2 hrs.
  2. Then spread the Vanilla Bavarian Cream over the frozen AlmondBavarian Cream and replace inside the freeze for others 2hrs.
  3. Frost the cake with the berries cream and store it in the fridge until becomes jelly.
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