A reader forwarded this photo of Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s birthday cake, baked in the shape of the state of which he’ll soon be in charge.

Cuomo turned 53 yesterday. Apparently, the celebration was a low-key affair, with the governor-elect’s longtime girlfriend, Sandra Lee, in attendance (attired from head to toe in her signature color: White) along with a number of Democratic leaders and operatives.

Last year at this time, Cuomo was gearing up for his gubernatorial run and threw himself a big fundraiser/52nd B-Day bash at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers that featured an appearance by Jon Bon Jovi and an awkward moment between the then-AG and his potential primary opponent, Gov. David Paterson.