Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, ANDREA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Andrea, one of the nicest people I have EVER met! 
Hope you had a great b-day!

Get out the blowtorch, my gosh... were you trying to toast the almonds?

 (My favorite picutres of Andrea are the ones when she is L'ingOL! Love it!)

For Andrea's cake this year I decided on an Almond Joy Cake.  We (Christine too) recently had a discussion on Almond Joy Candy Bars and decided that we LOVE them.. (we usually only eat/talk about peanut butter desserts!)  I still wanted to make it really really "cute" so I went with the "petal effect!"  I am big on height (height of cakes that is....)  I like my cakes TALL... I just think they look so elegant.  This was 6" round and almost 9" tall.  SO pretty...almost too pretty to eat (LOL!)  Each layer was chocolate cake filled with an INSANE coconut concoction, frosted with a vanilla buttercream and topped with sliced 
almonds! I had 2 pieces and vowed to NEVER eat again! 

My iPhone takes the worst pictures (and we blamed the waitress!), HELP! 
I can creatively bake... technology is NOT my thing! 
Regardless, we had a great night...  great company!