My Birthday 2012

My birthday celebration is simple this year. I decided to celebrate it in house instead of going out. Though my husband gave me the choice to dine out, I still insisted of having it on our house as I want to try baking a cake and cooking Cordon Bleu. I’ve been baking cake on and off, so I want to take my novice skills to do something new. I found a birthday popper recipe in the internet and I imagined that it will be a fun activity if I do it  with my family. I just bought some Betty Crocker’s devils food cake mix, candy melts and popper sticks. I baked the cake and when it cooled down, my husband and George enjoyed mushing them to crumbs and rolled them to chocolate balls. Melting the candy melts was very interesting. I almost finished the whole bag with no success on melting them. I didn’t know that it is sensitive to water so for the last candies on a small package, I made sure that the bowl is dry and no water on its inside surface.
yay-birthday-poppers

Here’s the cute birthday poppers. My husband enjoyed pouring white melted candies into the choco balls. I let George help on sprinkling the tiny candy toppings and I designed it a little with those red icing doodles.

my-birthday-cake

I also bought a Betty Crocker’s Red Velvet cake mix and made a two layer cake with 7 minute frosting topped with fresh red raspberries.

me-the-birthday-girl

The white styrofoam that I got didn’t hold the poppers upright very much. I think it’s because we made the balls in 2 inches in diameter and are heavy to stand upright. I’m glad that I have extra floral foam many months ago, and that it helped in making the poppers stand straight.

george-and-vince-on-our-porch

I bought a nice Mum flower pot and my husband bought a big pumpkin. I have some gourds and my kids and I got to arrange them on our front porch.

my-little-georgie-wants-to-play-ball

We had a great time together. We have my Mother in law and my brother in law as visitors.

ceramic-dish-from-mother-in-law

I’m happy to receive presents from my husband, mom in law and bro in law.

cordon-bleu

And I baked some Chicken cordon bleu too! I should share the recipes in making this poppers and the cordon bleu in the next posts soon.

There you have it folks. My birthday was a month ago, and it’s one of my happiest birthday celebration.

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