Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mike's Birthday

DSC_0219 © Dolcetto Confections | Allison M. Veinote, 2010

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:

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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.

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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.

DSC_0219 © Dolcetto Confections | Allison M. Veinote, 2010

A fun, relaxing evening with friends and surprise sweets.  I can't imagine a better way to kick-off a new year.


  1. Wish I were in attendance to have all the great eats and to wish a Happy birthday.
    Everything looked so perfect.

  2. Wow that cake looks amazing! What a neat idea! Mike must have been overwhelmed by all that you did for him!

  3. WOW!!! Looks and sounds amazing! Am REALLY excited about seeing you. Do we have a place to enjoy some Makers Cigars?? I bought some for myself and look forward to enjoying on with the schmuck.

  4. Dolcetto Confections | Allison M. VeinoteJune 11, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Hi Daddy-O! I'm excited for you to visit as well! You and the schmuck can enjoy your fancy cigars down by the river :o)


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