Monday, July 26, 2010

Birthday Cake & Bang Bang Shrimp


As I mentioned in my previous post, Saturday was my MIL's birthday. I baked her a cake and made it cute with fresh summer colors of yellow and blue. It wasn't till I was all finished that I thought it looked a bit like something for a baby shower - didn't think about that when I decided on the color combo. But either way it turned out cute!

We took his Mom to dinner at Bonefish and it was so yummy!! Afterwards we came home for cake and coffee. Mike's Dad was out of town and his sister and her little boy were going to come over and join us for cake and presents, but his nephew fell asleep before they could get over to our house. So it was just the 3 of us, but it was kind of nice just to spend time with her!

Now for pictures!

{ Me before going to dinner}

{Mike and his sweet Mom on her Birthday}

{3 words: Bang, Bang Shrimp}

{ Summer, Sunflower cake}


{Flowers and I added a bumble bee. Isn't he cute?}



{Candy & Cake - what's better then that?}

{Mr. Bumble Bee}

{Perfect way to end then night . . . with cake and coffee! My MIL is a big coffee lover just like me! And like me, she LOVES chocolate . . so I was happy to bake a chocolate cake!}

{ We got her a Starbucks gift card that will last her a while and let her get lots of coffee - she LOVES Starbucks so much that they know her there and knows what she wants, ha ha! Then we got her a new workout outfit. She works out a lot and does Zumba and Pilates, so we knew she would enjoy having a new outfit!}


{Mike and his Mom. She is so tiny and weighs around 100 lbs. It's funny to look at them side by side and think that HE came from her! ha ha}

We had a wonderful night with her. She is so sweet and is always thinking of others, so it was nice to take her out and make the night all about her!

17 comments:

Natalie said...

I am obsessed with bang bang shrimp! Everytime we go to Bonefish, it's definitely a must have...so delish! The cake you made looks amazing...great job!

Brittany said...

What a cute cake!! Love it! Glad to hear you all had such a good time.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

The cake is SO cute. Love that blue top on you- great color!

The Ballantynes said...

CUTE cake! and top! and yummy looking shrimp!

Holly said...

That is a super cute cake!

Mrs. Pick said...

What an awesome cake! I love Bang Bang Shrimp! I posted a recipe of how to make it at home on blog! You'll have to give it a try!

aLiCia* said...

the cake is adorable! your MIL must be so happy to have such a sweet DIL :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Ha, you're right, that's hilarious--she's such a teeny weeny little lady! And I want your blue shirt--that is soooo cute--where on earth did you find it???

Scientific Housewife said...

Looked like a fun time! Everyone I know loves Bang Bang Shrimp but I don't eat shrimp :(

Amber said...

It's my first time stopping by - and I love your blog! :)

You did such a fabulous job on that cake. Very talented. Looks like a wonderful celebration!

Llama said...

So nice to hear that your MIL had such a super bday! It sounds like you and your hubby really made it special! That cake is awesome! You are great!

Meant to be a mom said...

That cake is adorable. I bet your MIL loved every little thing you did for her. I hope she had a great bday!

Tatum-LeTard said...

LOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE Bang Bang Shrimp! Looks like a fun birthday!

aLiCia* said...

Sooo I don't know if you ever got your Michael kors watch but nordstrom.com is having an anniversary sale and they're all like $118-150 - just thought I'd let you know :) now to convince the hubby that I need another watch! Haha

Crazy Shenanigans said...

She's too cute! It sounds like it was a great night together.

Cherit said...

Cute blog! Loved the cake too!

Jessica said...

I love the cake! Super cute!! :)