I use my small bundt pan that makes eight cakes. I think they are the perfect size to give as gifts. I set them on a small saucer, sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with cream cheese icing. This recipe freezes well.
I like this small, elegant glass pedestal and dome that I found at a local "grocery- home- garden " store. One of the small bundt cakes fits it perfectly. A rose from my garden, with the stem wrapped in plastic wrap, almost completes the look.
Add the dome, and a homemade "happy birthday" tag and it is ready to give. Actually, just baking the cake and eating the cake is really all the matters. For me, the memories of my mother baking this cake always brings joy to my heart. Thank you mom, for ALL that you taught me in the kitchen and out.