While you're waiting to find out how my oatmeal in a jar turned out, check out this birthday cake I just baked for my partner's big #33

Not too shabby, huh? It's my mother's secret recipe and it has been the official family birthday cake for as long as I can remember. I have been sworn to secrecy re: the recipe, but let's just say it involves sour cream, strong black coffee, Grand Marnier, and it will blow your damn mind.

This particular iteration of the cake was decked out with pirate candles, but I wore rubber gloves as to not catch scurvy. Safety first.