12/15/2011 AT 6:00 AM ET
Taylor Swift’s 22nd birthday celebration was a mixture of business and pleasure. After spending time in the studio working on her new album, the crafty singer hosted a holiday luncheon for her record label, Big Machine. They, in turn, presented the Grammy winner with a European chocolate butter cream birthday cake with edible glitter from Nashville bakery Dulce Desserts. The cake also featured a layer of chocolate truffle and was covered in vanilla butter cream! Apparently the singer liked the cake so much that after her lunch, her mom drove to the bakery to request a smaller version to serve that night during a low-key bash for Taylor’s friends.
– Joey Bartolomeo and Kay West