Saturday was a pretty exciting day around here. Not only was it the official end of Mike's endless studying for his exam, but it was also his birthday!
The not-so-exciting part of the day was that he actually had to take the exam. All day. On his birthday.
So we planned an exciting evening - complete with friends, Red Bulls soccer and dinner and drinks at one of his favorite bars.
The only good part of Mike being hold-up in taking his exam all day was that I was able to assemble his birthday cake and party favors without him having any idea.
The theme of these treats was inspired by his (and my) favorite liquor: Maker's Mark.
We started off by enjoying my Chili Lime Tequila Popcorn at the Red Bulls game:
Later, after a late dinner, it was time for cake. I wanted to create not only an extra special looking, but also tasting cake for the celebration.
The flavors I created were bourbon-orange chocolate cake with spiced vanilla buttercream.
After everyone was sugared-up from the cake, I handed out the party favors, to thank everyone for coming out to celebrate the special day.
A fun, relaxing evening with friends and surprise sweets. I can't imagine a better way to kick-off a new year.