Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy 25th Birthday, David!!!!

Ok, so his birthday isn't until Sunday, but we celebrated tonight. We really had a great night! I fixed dinner and set the table with our china and stemware! I love using our china and stemware! You can see pictures of them below. I also made one of his most favorite desserts - ice cream cake. More on that later.

I am so thankful for my husband! I can't believe that God chose to bless me with such an amazing guy! He is godly, caring, kind, loving, smart, funny and so much more! I am truly blessed!

Happy Birthday to the best guy in the land! I love you!

My baby about to blow out his candle.

Blowing out the candle

Ok, so here is the story on the cake. I baked a chocolate cake in a tube pan. I sliced it in half and started spreading softened ice cream on the bottom half. The ice cream was way too soft and was just melting down the side, as you can see in the picture below.

So...............I ended up putting the top half of the cake back in the pan. I spread the ice cream on top of that, then put the bottom back in the pan. I put it in the freezer so the ice cream would harden. Then, I made a chocolate ganache and poured it over the top and back into the freezer it went. It didn't turn out like I intended it to, but David said it tasted better than the Baskin Robbins' cake he has always enjoyed. That was the best compliment ever! You can see the final product below.

I will probably do this again, but have to change it around a bit. We'll see!


Abby said...

My friend, your cake baking skills are AMAZING!!! I love you! Happy Birthday David!!!!

Erin Emigh Stanford said...

Thanks, girl!!!!!! Love you too!