Twenty Third Birthday Party
For the food party we needed to redecorate our apartment to create an area with a buffet style food table and a cake and cookie corner. My mum bought a a kitchen apron by Jamie Oliver with water resistant pens to immortalize this day by having everyone signed it. Friends and family came with more food such as mini-pizzas, a carrot salad, chocolate cakes, various Turkish pastries and Afghan rice bowl. Everything tasted delicious and it was fun to see others enjoy it. My special present was the arrival of my granny from Turkey as I hadn't seen her for over a year. It was great day which we wanted to capture in one big family and friends picture but I guess someone was always looking away on the picture. It's quite a challange to get them all in one take - so I'm sorry if there are any unwanted face expressions:)
The recipe we used for the cupcakes is the basic vanilla cupcake recipe from Hummingbird bakery - I added chocolate chips and cherries plus used a white and dark chocolate frosting instead of a sugar frosting. It's very easy to color a white sugar frosting with coloring pastes - gotta admit, I just discovered this fact.
So thank you for coming and sharing this day with me. The food and presents were amazing, I loved them all!
Lots of love