Not to be a complete control freak, but I just can't risk one of my friends showing up with a store-deli-bought cake for my birthday, so I volunteered to make my own birthday dessert.
I'm not trying to be ungracious, but the one who had said she would bring dessert has a fondness for FoodLion cakes with that "cool whip" icing. Dear Lord. I asked her to do an appetizer instead. Anyway.
But, I do love to make desserts and would like to try something new and creative this year for the ol' bday... it doesn't have to be a cake/cupcake recipe, so pretty much anything else goes Probably do not want to do a pie, though. Ohh- and I am not too big on a lot of fruit in my desserts, eiether.
There will probably be about 10 at dinner and it is in a couple of weeks.