Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to you and you and you (and almost you)

March is the month for birthdays! We've had 3 birthday parties this month and it's only the 13th! It started with Kaleigh's 19th birthday on the 1st. We went to Macaroni Grille the night before and saw Marley and Me. Then on her actual birthday she came over for dinner and I made her cashew chicken and a cake. She opened her presents and we all ate cake and ice cream it was fun. Hopefully her first birthday away from home was good.

Karleigh and her Funfetti cake with rainbow chip icing. I dyed the frosting different colors so it was a little more exciting.
My 22nd birthday was one week later on the 8th. We went to P.F. Chang's the night before, as always it was delicious, I love the lettuce wraps! Then on my birthday Jonny and Karleigh made me cheese stuffed shells and Hailey and Katie joined us for dinner. I opened presents and we ate the yummy cake Katie made for me. On Monday my roommates and Jonny took me to Pita Pit for dinner.
Then. four days later on the 12th it was time to celebrate Jonny's 23rd birthday! We went out to dinner with my roommate and Karleigh to Cafe Rio and came back and he opened presents and we ate cake. Ok so I have to brag a little bit here. The cake wasn't quite as inventive and "cool" as last year, I mean what could beat a G.I. Joe cake for your 22nd birthday, but this cake was pretty good none the less. It was a more mature cake and it took more culinary skill, so of course I went to Taryn for advice. It was white cake with chocolate frosting and a layer of fresh strawberries and whipped cream in the middle and strawberries on the top. It was good and I was proud.

I'll put actual pictures, more than just cake, on Facebook. And you'd think the festivities were over now right? Nope, Katie turns 21 on the 22nd so we have a week and a half to take a break then it is back to celebrating, it's a hard life. For those who haven't seen it here is Jonny's cake from last year, I obviously had help from Taryn, but I'm proud of it.


Danielle Harris said...

Wow! Those are some impressive cakes! I think your strawberry cake looks delicious. Your March birthdays sounds like my May. Lots of May B-days.

Grant and Taryn Layton said...

Good work!!! I love the strawberry cake, it looks so good. I'm proud :)
Wish I was there to help but looks like you're doing good without me!