Friday, April 13, 2012

Deb's Birthday Cake

My BFF Deb turned 50 in March. Her husband and kids threw her a surprise birthday party - that really wasn't a surprise to her because she's too observant and picked up and subtle things. lol.. but not once did she ever ask me if I was part of the planning. She probably didn't want to put me in an awkward situation where I'd have to lie to her (right, Deb?).

Anyway.. I was asked to make the cake for her birthday party. I kept trying to think of what I should do for the theme of the cake. I thought about the things she enjoys -- photography, horses, scrapbooking. Then I thought about what she does for a living -- a nurse. I thought I should just do a basic birthday cake but I couldn't do it. It had to be something special. Something one-of-a-kind. It couldn't be the same ol' for my friend.

So I thought about her favorite scrapbooking company - Basic Grey. I went to their website and searched through some of their recent paper lines and fell in LOVE with their "What's up?" papers and thought the design would transfer well to a cake.

Here are the papers I used for inspiration. Beautiful, right?





And here's how the cake turned out!
























5 comments:

Catherine said...

Hey, good to see you posting again!

Wanna move back here and I'll make sure you're invited to my next surprise party? ;)

Seriously, you're amazing!

Carole said...

wow - that's just great. Talking of birthday cake, you might like this Janet Evanovich quote Evanovich quote

Shannon {ava_caitlyn} said...

Oh, it is just gorgeous!! I would like a cake like this for my birthday...(in August..) :) You do great work! (lovemybabes 2 peas)
Shannon

DebW said...

LOL! I totally forgot you did a post on my cake! I just stopped by looking for a marinade recipe. It truly was a beautiful cake. I am blessed to have you as a friend!

Minndee said...

So Ruth finally caved in and shared your blog with me LOL... Spending hours enjoying your recipes and came across this one... Love love love Debs cake!!!!