I never thought I'd side with Mrs. Louis XVI on this one but...who needs birthday cake...when homemade birthday fudgsicles are resting in the freezer? Not I...home long enough to make (and consume a couple of) said fudgsicles before boarding another plane...
Recipe for "Happy Birthday to Me Icy-Fudgey-Slabs-of-Goodness"...
2x3 oz packages chocolate pudding mix (this recipe uses the kind of pudding mix that is cooked on the stove-top, not instant)
3 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from stove and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
Pour mixture into plastic cups or popsicle molds (like the ones I got from Crate & Barrel) and freeze until solid.
Note: If the sugar is not added, the fudgsicles will have large ice crystals and won't be smooth.