I guess you know you’re getting a little old for birthday parties when your mother asks you to help decorate your own birthday cake. As I’ve mentioned before, ice cream cakes are her specialty, but this time she brought another cake to the party table – it’s called ‘White Almond Wedding Cake’ and it is to DIE for! This is the exact recipe, only my mom uses three round cake pans that she layers for a nice tall cake.
She takes the tops off each layer to make them level, then she uses frosting in between the layers to hold them together. As I said, this is the first time I’ve ever had to decorate my own birthday cake (and let’s be honest, she was within arm’s reach the whole time). She taught me how to do a crumb coat with frosting and we frosted fun pink, black and white pearls all over it.
The ice cream cake has an open center for a small vase of bright daisies.
I woke up early Sunday morning from a dream that I received a job offer at Coca-Cola (wishful dreaming). I looked outside and it was still pretty dark, so I stumbled out of bed and grabbed my flops. I knew I could make it to the beach before the sun came up.
This was my view as I walked onto the sand at 6:45 Sunday morning.
I probably waited thirty minutes before I could officially see the sun rise from the clouds. Tourists gathered on the decks of their hotels with coffee mugs in hand to watch the majesty of the sunrise. Even birds stood still and waited patiently.
After a fun lunch with the family at Red Robin, I made my way back to Atlanta. It was one of the best trips home I’ve had in a long time, and I can’t wait to go back.