I always do birthday cakes, and cookies at Christmas. :) I'm a sucker and I love baking haha.
The recipe I use is basically just a carrot cake type of thing, it makes your kitchen smell heavenly and actually tastes really good, so people can eat it too. I stick a carrot in it for a "candle" and let the birthday boy "blow it out."
Here's the recipe - you'll just need a regular-sized cake tin.
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup bran
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups of carrots, grated (have fun...haha)
1.5 cups corn oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
Optional things to add:
diced apple pieces
crushed up peppermints
apple slices to decorate the top
Preheat the oven to 325 and grease your cake tin. Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the carrots, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake about one hour. When it is done, you can decorate with special horse-icing, peppermint pieces, apple slices - whatever you choose! :) I usually make the icing and drizzle it on while the cake is hot.
Here's the icing recipe:
2 cups of bran
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup warm water
I find this makes a LOT, so if you're just making a glaze, like I did, you may want to cut the recipe in half and then just add in small increments until you get the right amount.
As you can see, it's quite popular ;)