Stat Boy was on retreat in Steubenville until the evening of his 15th birthday. He had a homemade Oreo Cake and a party waiting for him when he got home.
Karate Kid made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for my birthday. This is my absolute favorite. My grandma used to make this for me for every one of my birthdays while I was living at home. Karate Kid used Alton Brown's carrot cake recipe, with a couple modifications (she used sheep's milk yogurt instead of cow's milk yogurt). She used Cook's Illustrated's cream cheese frosting recipe. I let Lil' Wingnut have a small slice, even though it had cream cheese in the frosting. He managed ok, but had a bit of a belly ache the next day. I have yet to come up with a substitute in recipes for cream cheese. :( BTW, this was the best carrot cake I've ever had--sorry GG!
Lil' Wingnut had a Mint Oreo birthday cake. I put a little mint extract in the white frosting and used mint flavored NewmanO's. I can't imagine a lil' guy being more excited about turning four. He was so incredibly cute all day.