Happy Cake Day, Richard Armitage

Is a cake an appropriate present for a man who a) is a sporting ace and b) works in an industry where looks are all and cake is evil? Well, it’s only a virtual cake, but I did bake this with *you* in my mind, Richard. And as a special present for you, I have eaten it myself:

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It is a vegan red wine chocolate cake. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but I thought this was right up your street. Ok, I baked it because I had to find a way to use up left-over wine, but boy, this cake really has your name on it. I think I will christen it the Armitage cake!

And is there a better thing to associate someone with than something that is sweet, yet has bite, comes with deep, rich flavour, yet melts smoothly on the tongue, is pleasantly rounded, yet has some surprising contents, and is delicious in every way? I hope it’s not too sickly sweet when I say that I associate those attributes with you. You have shown much sweetness in your interaction with fans and with your humble demeanour in a cut-throat industry, yet your recent Twitter communications have had bite. You come with a deep, rich voice that is like melting chocolate for the ears, and you have well-rounded talents that you continue to display in surprising ways. You are – forgive me for being so forward – delicious to listen to, to read, and to look at. And unlike my Armitage cake, *you* will never run out. Wishing you continued success with your career, roles that challenge and fulfil you, encounters that enrich you, and the confidence to be yourself. Much love, ❤ Guylty

PS: Here’s the real birthday present for you: Your fans have as of now managed to bid and donate so much for the Birthday Auctions that we can sponsor FIVE shelter kits for Syrian families. Thanks for bringing us together and inspiring us to take action for those who need our consideration.

Total Mon 8pm

 

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48 thoughts on “Happy Cake Day, Richard Armitage

  1. Wow, I think I’ll have to look up this “vegan red wine chocolate cake.” Sounds like everything I love in a cake. And it is no coincidence that the same qualities go to make a very delectable Man. Kudos on the successful auction!!

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  2. total happy dance!!
    I’m so grateful for your gushing skills which cover my sentiments beautifully and save me the blushes ‘ggg’
    more later as somebody dared to put work meetings in my diary today! looks delish and it’s all for him, and you 🙂 I’ll take my crumbs if any left over and dunk them in a bucket of fluffy, rich, smooth dairy 😉 ‘ggg’

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  3. Congratulations on your successful fund raiser. The cake looks and sounds devine, definately worthy of the man who shares those qualities with it. I made peach cobbler in his honor yesterday, but it can’t hold a birthday candle to your cake.

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  5. Ohhhh, myyyy.. he’s killed me right dead, he has…. look at the song he has dedicated to us all 🙂 Don’t know if to cry or smile or just want to hug him, sweet man 🙂 💋❤

    Muse by Starlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8

    Lyrics
    Far away
    The ship is taking me far away
    Far away from the memories
    Of the people who care if I live or die

    The starlight
    I will be chasing a starlight
    Until the end of my life
    I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore

    Hold you in my arms
    I just wanted to hold
    You in my arms

    My life
    You electrify my life
    Let’s conspire to ignite
    All the souls that would die just to feel alive

    Now I’ll never let you go
    If you promised not to fade away
    Never fade away

    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations
    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations

    Hold you in my arms
    I just wanted to hold
    You in my arms

    Far away
    The ship is taking me far away
    Far away from the memories
    Of the people who care if I live or die

    And I’ll never let you go
    If you promise not to fade away
    Never fade away

    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations
    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations

    Hold you in my arms
    I just wanted to hold
    You in my arms
    I just wanted to hold

    Written by Matt Bellamy, Matthew James Bellamy • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

    And can i saw how lovely of ‘our’ times this gesture of dedicating a song is? sniifff, where’s the bloody hankie?

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  6. Da hat er einen tollen Song ausgesucht. Tiefgründig wie er es mag.

    Fällt mir spontan die Antwort von meiner/unserer Seite aus ein? 😉 Auch Muse…
    “You will be
    The death of me
    Yeah, you will be
    The death of me …
    I wanted freedom
    But I’m restricted
    I tried to give you up
    But I’m addicted…”

    (aus: “Time is running out”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2IuJPh6h_A)

    Danke für Deine multiplen Aktivitäten, Guylty! Hut ab!

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    • Genau den Song hatte ich nach “Starlight” dann auch in meiner Playlist drin – und hab gegrinst, weil es so passend ist. And *den* Lyrics habe ich nichts auszusetzen…

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  7. One of the sweetest post ever! I will ask you the recipe, I cook vegan almost half of the year, when we fast. He “killed” me today with his tweets: “You electrify my life” and so .. “delicious to listen to, to read, and to look at” this can be his definition, maybe not always, but now for sure.

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    • Very sweet – and I am usually not what is considered sweet, I think. But well, sometimes emotions overcome me… 🙂
      And I will gladly send you that recipe. It’s very easy and I thought it was fantastic. Ha! Maybe I should write an “Armitage Cake” post for all to see 😉
      Hehe, “electrify my life” – he was quoting *us*!!!

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    • Hehehehe, ja, I was rather surprised, too. I’m not a vegan *at all*, but this recipe ticked all my boxes – or rather: had all the ingredients at the ready. It’s really good, and you don’t taste that it is vegan at all…

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  8. Sieht äußerst lecker aus, dein Geburtstagskuchen. Die nicht-vegane Variante ist einer meiner Lieblingskuchen, den ich schon seit dem Teenager-Alter gerne backe (obwohl ich sonst nicht so gerne backe).
    RA sieht auch äußerst lecker aus – seine 45 Jahre stehen ihm sehr gut. 🙂

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  9. OK I’ve just spent 30 min. googling vegan red wine chocolate cake recipes. Maybe you could just post your recipe? I can’t be the only one who’s suddenly craving chocolate cake.
    So glad the auction is going well.

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  10. I hope that you do post the recipe for this cake because it has my name all over it. Dairy and I are not friends no more and I need to limit it to once and a while. I have found cakes from the 30’s and 40’s with no dairy or eggs as they where hard to come by. I like that they still had cake without those food stuffs. I have made a few of them and where it seems that we need them we don’t a can still make a great cake.

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    • That’s what I like about vegan food, too. I am limiting my intake of dairy products, even though I am not dairy-intolerant, and thanks to the vegan fad, there is now plenty of alternatives out there.
      Will post later on!

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