Happy birthday to me! Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about my cake. (Sure, we're technically still talking about my birthday, but cake is universal.) I don't really care about sweets. I'm indifferent to chocolate, and I would just as soon have my caramel salted. Perhaps because of this, I'm a terrible baker. My skills are limited to drop or bar cookies, maybe brownies in an emergency. But everyone should be able to make one cake, and I've learned to make my grandmother's coconut cake, a personal favorite that can't be ruined.