Birthday cake is a conspiracy theory. I know that this sounds crazy, but there is plenty of evidence to support this. Just compare it to pie. Almost every single holiday has a specific coordinating pie to go with it: apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, etc. When you go to restaurants, it is completely normal to see a slice of apple pie and scoop of ice cream on the menu, or even a slice of one of those seasonal pies. However, you are far less likely to find a menu that says "Chunk of Chocolate Cake: $3.00" or something along those lines. This brings me to my second point.
We all need a little sweetness in life, and one of my favorite sweet treats is cake. When I got this delicious wedding cake recipe from a relative, I had to try it. It is tasty and easy enough to make for any occasion, so you don't have to wait for a wedding to come along. I hope you enjoy it.
Italian Wedding Cake
1/2 c. butter (the real stuff) 1/2 c. shortening 2 c. sugar 5 eggs (separated) 2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 c. buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 small can of coconut 1 c. chopped pecans