The Past Few Weeks (and a birthday cake)

I wish I had a really impressive reason for why I haven’t updated in over a month, but I don’t. The truth is that I got busy with my externship and the tail end of school.  Then the batteries in my camera died, and I kept telling myself I’d change them tomorrow… and tomorrow… and tomorrow.  Well, tomorrow finally came.  I changed the batteries, uploaded my pictures, and am all ready to write!

I turned 23 on Wednesday and the past two weeks has been a blur of birthday celebrations as I tried to squeeze in a party with friends, one with family and then the actual day itself.  Because I have no idea how to structure this, I’m just going to post the pictures and let them speak for themselves.  Except for my captions.  We all know how I love a good caption.

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My birthday dinner was at Carmine’s.  My friend Chrissy behind me got the waitress to bring me this snazzy comp-ed cake.  It was all sorts of delicious.

After dinner, we headed to my party at Fado’s.  The bar reserved a huge area for me, which then had me immediately worried I wouldn’t fill it and would be that girl who overestimated how many people actually like her.  I filled the area, though!  So, yay!

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ImageA birthday is not complete without a good cake.  While this cake was not from my actual birthday party, it is the one that I made for my family.  I was planning on making something super fancy, and then decided at the last minute that I didn’t want to have to buy eighteen ingredients, half of which I’d probably only use for the cake, so I down-sized my cake expectations.  I ended up going with a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and it turned out really well. Everyone took home extra pieces, so I’d say it was a success!

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The cake is from Annie’s Eats, and she explains the whole process better than I ever could.  I also unabashedly took my cake styling from her blog.  What can I say, the lady has some serious cake styling flair. 

Anyhoo, it feels good to be back on the blog and I promise the wait for the next update will not be nearly as long as this!  So, please stay with me!!

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6 thoughts on “The Past Few Weeks (and a birthday cake)

  1. Happy birthday, friend! Glad you are back to blogging! I’ve missed reading your thoughts and recipes. 🙂 And I’m so glad you had a wonderful birthday! 🙂

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