The best part about being knowledgeable with pastries is that you automatically get assigned to making everyone’s birthday cake. This weekend I got a request for a chocolate, hazelnut and strawberry gateaux. I decided to borrow a chocolate and vanilla cake recipe from the Miette cookbook, which turned out pretty delicious. I topped it off with a Choco-hazelnut French buttercream, and a strawberry rose. Birthday cakes are an ancient tradition that date back to roman times, and are celebrated in most cultures today. It’s my pleasure to keep the tradition alive, and ever growing..