Rainbow Success and Other Messes

February 9, 2009

 

A very near and dear friend of mine celebrated her 24th birthday yesterday.  Here is our celebration, and what led up to it.

 

I found a really cool cake recipe on The Omnomicon blog, via Apartment Therapy

 

2 Cans of Soda, 2 Boxes white cake mix

2 Cans of Soda, 2 Boxes white cake mix

Divided up into 6 even bowls and added crazy amounts of color.  So bad for you, but it’s just this once, right?

 

Dropped colors into pretty color ordered blobs

Dropped colors into pretty color-ordered blobs

The blog recommended gel colors.  I guess they’re better.  

 

Bake and toothpick

Bake and toothpick

I feel the need at this point to assure you that I did not mess with the digital picture colors.  At all.  I had  speculated on the original blog’s pictures.  But I take it back.  The cake really is this bright and brilliant.

 

And cool.  It was a lovely day by the way.

And cool. It was a lovely day by the way.

 

Very lovely.

Very lovely.

We decided that for the icing we would go for a teal.  It turned out being pretty Tiffany blue.  I loved it.

 

Pretty enough to stick a diamond ring into.

Pretty enough to stick a diamond ring into.

 

And a B for Blaire!

And a B for Blaire!

 

It's not a birthday without balloons.

It's not a birthday without balloons.

We also made something very special for her.  And distasteful.  Mostly the latter.

 

Not just a paper mache penis.  But it's filled with candy.

Not just a paper mache penis. But it's filled with candy.

The get together was crazy.  The pinata was a hit.   

 

Literally a hit.  pffffff

Literally a hit. pffffff

And the cake looked fantastic.  Even when being ripped apart. 

 

Poor cake.

Poor cake.

Poor little cake.

Poor little cake.

 I haven’t baked in quite sometime, so I’m pretty proud and happy with the result.  I think I’ll bake special things much more often.  I could use some excuses to be a little more domestic from time to time.

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