Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy-Quarter of a century-Birthday, Jon!

My wonderful husband turned 25 on Friday! it seems like just yesterday we were 21 and 22-year-olds and happily engaged. Okay, cheesy, I know... but really- time has flown by and I love Jon more each day. Happy birthday, old guy!

To celebrate we went to India Palace (our most favorite place to go) with Leanna and our friends The Phillips. We had a really good time spending time with each other. Jon even got a free birthday- mango ice cream dish.

Afterwards, we went back to our place where we "tucked in" on the basketball birthday cake I made for Jon. Now I'm not trying to brag on this blog that's supposed to be all about the birthday boy... but... I started working on the cake on Wednesday night. I baked it, let it cool and then froze it until the next morning. Thursday morning before I took Jon to school and before I went to work, I took the cake out of the freezer and iced it and then put it back in the freezer until that evening. Thursday night after work, I made tons of frosting and dyed it brown and orange for basketball colors.

Now, you need to understand... I've played around w/ fondant and things like that, but I have NEVER decorated a cake by using frosting tips or anything like that- so, If I blew it- it would have been a complete disaster. Anyways... here is the final project :-) Also note: because It was my first time doing this... it's not perfect and I know that, so please just disregard any imperfections you might want to pick out. :-)


8 comments:

Charlene said...

That is awesome Crystal!! You did a great job on the cake. I love baking too. so much fun

Anne said...

Good job Crystal, how cute! And Leanna said it tasted really good too!

Clyde J Criddle said...

Great job, Crystal! Thanks for making the day special for Jon. He is a special guy and we love him very much. Thanks for including Leanna in the celebration.

*amber*cody*chandler* said...

Yay, thanks so much for letting us celebrate with you!! And for those reading this, Crystal is just being modest- the cake was AMAZING and pretty much flawless! (not to mention delicious!) We love you guys, happy birthday Jon!! :)

bethany said...

Looks fabulous Crystal!! I once made a "creative" cake for Zak and let's just say that it was a good thing that it tasted better than it looked :)

Vanessa said...

wow!! that's amazing! You're so talented

Michelle said...

Along with your numchuck skills, this is really impressive. How did you make it round!?

allie said...

Way to go on the cake! Matt's birthday is tomorrow and the cake I made is just brown :o(