Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Last night, I celebrated my 28th birthday with my family in Arkansas. My mom thinks I'm too old for family birthday parties, but I think that's crazy. Last year, we didn't have the traditional birthday family get-together and it made me a little sad. So my mom baked me a Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting this year to make up for it:

This was soooooo good. It was super-moist and chock full of pecans, carrots, pineapple chunks, and coconut flakes. It may be fall, but this definitely whisked us away to the tropics for a bit. We also had vegan tacos (my family had the meat kind though), but I didn't take pictures because I was too hungry.

My Me-maw, Granny and Pa, mom and dad, and best friend Nathan were all there. I got an iPod from my parents!

I'm a little slow on the technology front, so this is my first MP3 player. I'm so excited! I also got money and a batch of the last summer tomatoes (green and red) from Granny and a cute little light-up fairy box from Me-Maw (I collect fairy stuff).

Tonight, I will celebrate my big day all over again with a Dead Victorian Southern Belle Tea Party. I promise to have pics posted by Sunday!

35 comments:

pixiepine said...

Happy Birthday! Tomatoes sound like a great bday gift!

kindkitchen said...

HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYY

BIIIIIIIIIRRRTHHHHDAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!

That shirt is the cutest thing eva.

kittee said...

Hey Bianca!
I hope you had a really great little party last night. It sounds faboo. I haven't gotten to celebrate with my family in a long time, and you are lucky someone made you cake--carrot is my favorite--yours looks great.

Today, I went to this little candy shop in town, called "Lucky You." The owner showed me the back courtyard where you can pay to have a birthday party. It was so cute, big bright murals, and picnic tables and shrubs. When the kids come, they play candy games (she has a line running across where she ties lollipops up, and you have to grab them with your teeth), bat at pinatas and decorate cookies. It's $16 a head for 1 1/2 hours and I am VERY tempted to throw myself a veganversary party there in December.

kittee said...

I meant, decorate cupcakes, not cookies. But still, so fun, right?

xo
kittee

Mihl said...

Happy Birthday Bianca! What a great cake.
P.S. I love your shirt!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Beyond. amazing. celebration. oh. my.

vegan addict said...

Happiest birthday wishes to you, Bianca!

shellyfish said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I'm so glad I was right on the day! Would have felt like a dork otherwise! I am just drooling over that cake.

Ricki said...

Glad it was such a good birthday! And one is never too old for a party!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

You're so cute! Happy Birthday!!!

Bex said...

Happy Birthday! (we're about a month apart, I'll be 28 in November). That is a mighty fine cake and it's been far too long since I've eaten it.

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

We have the same 'pod. Rock on. Now you have to name it. Mine=Stevie (Nicks).

Can't wait to see those pics!!

Shenandoah Vegan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! That cake looks incredible!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Happy Birthday!! What a moist and tasty looking cake.

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday!!! The tea party sounds like fun - can't wait to see pics!

River said...

One can never be too old for family parties! Your mom's cake looks just ridiculously good!
You're so beautiful and you look so happy! :)

Marisa L. S. said...

Happy Birthday! And you are never to old to have birthday parties!

jessy said...

happy birthday, Bianca! the carrot cake that your mom made is GLORIOUS! hooray for receiving an iPOD - working out with an iPOD = the best ever! the tomatoes sound awesome, too! mmmmmmmmmmmm!

i hope this birthday was the best one yet! wahoooooo! and i can't wait to see pics from your tea party! :D

Melody Polakow said...

Happy birthday!

The cake looks awesome.. I adore that cake. yum!

Lauren said...

aw im glad you had a good birthday! the cake looks amazing, how niccce of your mom :)
and youre just so cute!

Cyn said...

I love your t-shirt! And that carrot cake looks delicious too.

shelby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
What carrot cake recipe did she use? I'm obsessed with carrot cake and I am always looking to test new recipes =)


I love my iPod, can't go anywhere without it. And I know that totally sounds like a typical teenager but music is my life!

Sal said...

Happy birthday, that is one gorgeous looking cake!

mad about udon said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your t-shirt!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

happy birthday! I'm sure you'll enjoy your iPod :-)

VeganCowGirl said...

Happiest Birthday to you Bianca. I totally support big fat family birthday fun! I love the t-shirt, and the cake looks uber-yum.

federal vegan (kate) said...

Happy Birthday! Your cake looks really really good. Enjoy your ipod, I know I couldn't live without mine. :)

Andréa N. said...

Happy Birthday!! You look great!

Chelsea said...

P.S. You've been tagged! Show us the contents of your freezer!

vegannifer said...

What a great time! Congrats on your first iPod. They're super fun.

Erin said...

Happy Belated Birthday! 28 is a great age, says I.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Can't beat that birthday cake. Hope you had an kick a$$ birthday...

Sheridanna said...

Hey! Happy belated BIRFDAY!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Happy Birthday! I want that tshirt & someone else to make ME a cake!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

I would totally dig a slice of that cake right now. How sweet of your mom to make it up all vegan for you. And that shirt - totally rocks. I must find me one.