Thursday, June 03, 2010

Birthday post #2 - The Cake

What's a birthday party without a cake? I knew I wanted Carleigh's cake to be just perfect. So I did an extensive search on the internet for all different kinds of cakes and found one that I knew would be just perfect once we added our own touches to it. Our cake was made by Debbie at The Cake Diva Cake Shop. She did such a great job and the cake tasted absolutely delicious. One of the best cakes I've ever had. Definitely worth the price.

Of course, I had to have it made with things that remind me of Carleigh, like the color purple and stars. After our meal, Anthony and I cut the cake together. It reminded me of our wedding day almost 5 years ago, only we didn't shove cake in each other's faces this time. We gave pretty generous portions of cake to everyone since we had less people come than expected. We got to take some home too, which was fine with me because I got to eat it for like another week. Anthony had this huge piece from the middle of the cake. I don't know how he managed to eat so much of it. Everyone enjoyed the cake along with us.






Anthony and I working on getting the cake ready to cut. I think we were digging something out of the middle.


Our friends Joe & Lauren's son Ben enjoying some cake.

Our friends Rich & Karrie's son Austin eating some cake and getting a little frosting on his face.

Anthony's ginormous piece of cake.

Mommy holding Kyndra while she fingers at the cake.

It's so yummy, Mommy! I want some more!!

28 comments:

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

What a beautiful (and yummy-looking) cake!

Perfect!

klarsen said...

I love it! So perfect!

Brooks said...

You look absolutely beautiful in those pictures. I like how you and Anthony coordinate.

Trisha Larson said...

That is the most beautiful cake ever!!!

You look beautiful in all of the photos!!!

Hugs,
Trisha

Karen said...

The cake is quite beautiful! I love the color! Looks quite yummy too! Unfortunately chocolate cake is my downfall and I would have been in Heaven with Anthony's piece of cake!

Blessings,
Karen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cake! It looks yummy! Is the icing buttercream?

Dawn

Mary said...

The cake looks amazing! I loved the stars on it! And I agree that you look beautiful too!!

croleyc69 said...

The cake is totally Awesome. So beautiful !! The pics are great and all of you look great.

Caroline

Lori said...

The cake looked fabulous and so did you!! Really--I love how you are able to just radiate joy even at your precious little one's birthday party--when she's not there.

What a testimony.

Karin said...

Super cute cake! And chocolate...mmmm. :)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful cake! She is one spoiled little girl!!!

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful cake you had.
It was very pretty.

Trennia said...

cake is very beautiful!

April said...

whoa - did anthony really eat that WHOLE piece? LOL That's incredible! :)

Beautiful cake!! You really picked a good cake designer!

Shandrea said...

What a beautiful cake. Love it!

lost--for--words said...

Oh my goodness, what a nice cake! I've been thinking about you and wondering if you'd gotten Carleigh's birthday pictures back yet. It was such a good idea to hire a photographer who captured Carleigh's day beautifully!

LeAnn said...

Thats beautiful!

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Love the cake!! Now I'm thinking maybe I should have one made, too! :)

Jessica said...

the cake is beautiful, you look beautiful as well!! Beautiful color on top of that!!

AKD said...

I absolutely, positively love that cake! The purple is just so precious. I also love that you all seem to be truly enjoying Carleigh's memory and each other.

Betty said...

Beautiful cake, Holly.

chadandnikki said...

The party pics are fantastic. And that cake is gorgeous. I'm sure it was as tasty as it looks. You did a great job mom.

Nicole said...

That cake is absolutely beautiful - and I bet it tasted even better than it looked! Wow those were HUGE pieces, too!
Im glad that you and Anthony and Kyndra could share some laughs and happy times during Carleigh's birthday party, instead of only sadness. I know that this must be a very bittersweet time in your life, but it is an amazing testimony how your family has survived and thrived during the last year.

Jodi Lansink said...

The cake looks perfect----so cute!!!

Sarita Boyette said...

That is such a pretty cake and the table decorations are precious, too. It looks like it tasted wonderful!

Proud Mommy to Paislee and Thankful Wife to Zachary said...

That cake is awesome!!!!Did Anthony really eat all half the cake in one sitting??!!LOL That looked HUGE

Christie said...

That cake deserves it's own post, for sure! Absolutely beautiful.

elena said...

What a beautiful cake! Before Lilly was born, I felt the color purple reminded me of her. I love Carleigh's cake. It looks so yummy! I read this while soooo hungry, makes me want some. Always nice to have leftovers :) Kyndra looks so precious and that is a HUGE piece of cake that your hubby has :)

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