Friday, July 13, 2012

faith's birthday

lunch at cheesecake factory the birthday table birthday cake faith {19} she got a new case for her iPhone faith's party birthday party for faith faith's cake happy birthday faith! faith's cake
We celebrated Faith's birthday on Thursday. She wanted a fun and relaxed day. Carrie is still here, so Faith, Carrie, my niece Katherine and I all went shopping in Thousand Oaks (Faith's choice) and we had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. In the evening we had everyone over for burritos and cake and trampoline jumping. The weather was horrid! Hot and humid--the worst day of the summer so far--but everyone was in good spirits nonetheless.

About her cake:  it is the Double Happiness Rainbow Cake from Ladies Home Journal.  I'd clipped the article at my mom's house a few months ago and thought it would be perfect for Faith's birthday.  I just used two cake mixes (white cake) and followed the color progession from the magazine as closely as possible.  For the frosting I just made a double batch of buttercream (on the back of the box of powdered sugar).  I have to admit, the whole thing was leaning quite precariously, but it was still amazingly festive and colorful when we cut into it.

Happy birthday Faith!  You are a wonderful young woman and I am so proud of you!


Denise said...

it turned out so great - and the birthday party looks like a fun time!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate together and that cake looks great! Enjoy your time together with your visitor and fam :)