So, I've been dreaming about creating these for quite a long time.
And why not? Everyone wants to have a fun cake to celebrate their birthday. And you should go all out for your birthday. It's just a fact. Calories don't count on your birthday (I don't count calories any day but especially not today!)
Why create a waffle like this today Brooke? I mean, I'm glad you've been dreaming of birthday cake....but why now?
Well, you see, it IS my birthday today. And it fell directly on a waffle Wednesday. Coincidence? I think not!
So, with some help from my amazing friends at Simple Mills and a blogger I truly admire for her work/creativity/ahhhmazing photos, Minimalist Baker, I created my own birthday cake waffles.
I just didn't start my birthday today the way I wanted to....being up sick all night. Yeah, I know, classy right? What a way to turn 37.
But, I'm looking forward to this year more than ever before. Last year was just plain hard. With the focus on so much of my physical health (it's understandable--I have chronic fatigue syndrome caused by chronic Epstein Barr infection), I neglected just about every other part of my life--my friends, my family, my finances, my emotional health, and my spiritual awakening. I neglected some of the essential things which made me, well me.
This year, I'm back in the kitchen creating meals for myself (and by default, you too!). I am back on my yoga mat (just got a new one today from Manduka, I'll be sharing more about them, stay tuned!). I am actively making an effort to get myself back out in the friend world--doing things and making plans. I'm working on launching my own side work too...helping you with meal planning, prep, and grocery shopping, amongst other offerings.
This is my year to shine. I've had to hibernate so much during the past year. I want to break free. I want to start anew. This year holds such hope and promise for me. My only complaint....it's going by to dang fast! Can someone slow it down please? How can we be at the end of January already? Seems like I was just snoozing....I mean watching...the ball drop to symbolize changing to 2017.
But, I digress. Back to the waffles. I topped these yummy waffles with frozen raspberries, drizzled with the chocolate drizzle, and sprinkled with shredded coconut.
My stomach may hate me for it later (if you're sick it may be too much)...but woah it was so good going down. And who can blame me? It's my birthday. And I'll eat waffles if I want to.
When's your birthday? Let's celebrate it by making these shall we??
Make a wish......
Drizzle adapted from Minimalist Baker