When i was 39 weeks pregnant my main goal was not to go into labor. I laid in bed and scrapbooked for a full week while my husband was gone. While I was scrapbooking I realized we were really lame birthday picture taking people -if that’s a thing. So when my husbands birthday came around I tried extra hard to make it something special and picture worthy.
I had ordered a LOT of balloons from Balloon Celebrations in Santa Monica and thought I would follow with a colorful balloon theme for the cake and cupcakes. I found these awesome photos on pinterest and took inspiration from them.
I’m definitely the sweet lover in the relationship. He could care less about a chocolate molten cake or chocolate covered coconut almonds (they’re my newest love), he prefers one cake and one cake only, which is a white cake his mother makes. My mom always told me never try to beat what the mother makes because it’ll never be as good as theirs… so i left that to her.
I made a 3 layer white cake with vanilla buttercream and added sprinkles to the batter for a homemade ‘funfetti’ cake. I used cookie cutters to get the number onto the top of the cake and voila! A super cute and festive cake!
I also found the cutest ‘Happy Birthday’ candles on Amazon, and saved those for the main event. The cupcakes were just mini versions of the cake since I thought that would be easier than cutting a gazillion pieces of cake for the party.
Thanks to Kelley James for the surprise musical performance in our garage and all of our friends that came out to celebrate.