Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Me!

Today is my 25th Birthday!
It has been such a crazy year, moving to Florida, buying a house, adopting two dogs, new job, etc.
In the past year, I've made some great friends, so my husband decided we should have a big backyard bbq party to celebrate. I was game!
He's in charge of the food, so I told him I wanted to do desserts. Yes, the "s" is necessary. I'm all about birthday cakes, but I like variety, and I like grand dessert selections...

8 lbs. of butter + 11 types of booze = Summer Alcoholic Beverage Cupcake Buffet.

So the tentative menu of cupcakes is set, and I'm still figuring out exactly how to execute each cupcake... but here's a rough idea! The results will be blogged in the next few weeks :)

(Rum cake, Lime Curd Filling, Mint Swiss Meringue Buttercream)

Mango Margarita
(Lime Cake, Tequila/Mango Filling, Lime Cream Cheese Frosting) 

Bombay Punch
(Champagne Cake, Brandy wash, Raspberry Swiss Meringue)

(Limoncello Cake, Lemon Curd Filling, Cream Cheese Frosting)

(Kahluah cake, Bailey's Buttercream, Espresso Bean topper)

Fuzzy Navel
(Peach Cake, Peach Schnapps wash, Orange Buttercream)

Irish Car Bomb
(Guiness Cake, Whiskey wash, Bailey's Buttercream)

Pina Colada
(Coconut Cake, Pineapple/Rum filling, Coconut Swiss Meringue Buttercream)

And lastly, thanks to my mama for this shirt in my birthday package. It's scratch and sniff!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ashlee!!!!! Hope it's a great one. I loooove that shirt btw! ;)

Kelly said...

Happy birthday. That shirt is absolutely awesome. I am coveting it and now will have to figure out where I can get one of my own. You have an incredibly ambitious cupcake list!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday. Have a blast at your party and I can't wait to see the photos (especially of all the gorgeous cupcakes!)

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday!

You are ambitious! I cannot wait to get all these cupcake recipes :)

Kristine said...

Oh my goodness, she went back to Kohl's and bought you that shirt? You seriously are such a dork!!! (But a cute one.) Have fun at the party!

Debbie said...

Happy 25th Birthday!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

Happy happy birthday! Your cupcakes all sound amazing! I'm making margarita cupcakes this weekend too :)

Joanne said...

Happy birthday babe! Your cupcake bonanza sounds awesome! I've made Irish Car Bomb cupcakes before and they are TO DIE FOR.

Stephanie said...

HAPPY 25th!! It will be a great year :)

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, my birthday was yesterday too! Happy Birthday! Hope the party was great.

Devon said...

I love the shirt!

The cupcakes were amazing :) Happy Quarter of a Century, homeslice!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Happy (late) birthday! I hope you had a good one.

Teresa said...

Happy belated birthday!! That shirt is PHENOMENAL.

Cara said...

Happy belated birthday! This is awesome, and I'm particularly jealous that you did this for this reason: I am hostin a bridal shower this summer and I tried to convince the other BM's that we should do a cocktails & cupcakes theme. I was picturing cupcakes likes yours, each paired with a little cocktail... they didn't go for it though, something about wanting more "real food." Oh well!