Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Golden Birthday Party

These are just a few pictures (including a really shoddy one of my outfit) from my golden birthday party last month. It exactly as I’d dreamed it would be my whole live - gold plates, cups, napkins, table cloth and forks. The only thing that was different was that we didn’t have gold streamers, since the party supply store didn’t carry gold ones. 

As soon as I saw this cake on the ModCloth Pinterest board, I knew I wanted a bark cake for my birthday party. It took a little convincing, but eventually my mom came around and agreed to make it. She used an America's Test Kitchen recipe for the cake and frosting - since she didn't want to try to convert the original recipe into American measurements - and this recipe for the bark. Cake mix bark on a bark cake? How much more perfect do you get!?

As for my outfit, it was perfect as far as I was concerned. That dress is my LBD and one of my favorite dresses in my closet. I don’t wear it a whole lot, but I always feel like a bombshell when I do. It has box pleats on the side which I *love* and the whole thing is just so flattering. ♥
What is your favorite dress like?


  1. Very pretty, I wish I had been there. Is that one piece of cake left over for me?
    You should smile more in your pictures. You are really pretty but more so when you smile.
    I like your dress, it is really cute with the blue belt.

    A Bit Unlikely,

  2. This looks like so much fun!! I love the dress. So cute. :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  3. Love this cake! It's actually my 18th birthday this Friday <3 I've been so distracted with school lately, I sort of forgot to even think about a party...


  4. Oh my!! I loooove that bark cake! I've never seen one before. looks so yummy.

    Gold is a great color :)

    Happy Birthday!

  5. yay golden birthdays!! my favorite thing about this is the little tea light candle in the sprinkles. what an adorable idea!!

  6. That cake is a great idea! You look way cute AND I love that wooden centerpiece -- my boyfriend's sister has one and it always makes me think of Christmas. <3

    xx MaDonna

  7. Everything looked so beautiful!! You and that cake, especially. So lovely! Glad to hear it was everything you ever want it to be.


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