The comment about stereotypical birthday cakes in the great thread on "dry" cake got me thinking. Do we each have a different preference for our birthday cake? Does anyone actually prefer the standard white sheet cake with thick frosting? I grew up in a house where everyone's birthday cake was always homemade (mom is a great cook!). My first choice was always either strawberry shortcake or my great-grandmother's recipe for a crumbly chocolate cake with lemon glaze. My brother's was lemon meringue pie. What was yours?