June 23, 2013

burnt cake, lumpy frosting but still a cheerful birthday celebration: happiest 34th to the one i love

i've been screwing up preparing for yangkyu's birthday for a couple of years now. so this year, i vowed to throw him something decent. but things didn't go exactly as planned {i mean.. do they ever?}

i wasn't feeling in the best mood, which put a damper on things while planning. i started blowing up balloons late and had trouble tying the ends into knots. yangkyu came home and oy.. he ended up tying the knots and well.. ultimately decorating his own birthday celebration. 

the cake.. well.. thanks to trader joe's, it was the yummies tasting cake, but it did come at the price of cake batter oozing all over the oven and one burnt layer which had to be thrown out. {oops} i didn't sift the cocoa powder and confectionary sugar so there were lumps in the cake frosting. {double oops}

we ended the celebration early because i wasn't feeling too well, but we did manage to get in a few smiles and laughters here and there. 

i got him a pair of red {his favorite color} adidas kicks. he loved them. and loved telling me a folklore. apparently there is a saying in korean that if you get your partner shoes as a gift, they will wear them and run away. where do they come up with these things? 

thank you everyone for wishing yangkyu the happiest of birthdays. it's truly a special feeling to have the kind of love and support through the community here in the blogging world. 

hope you all enjoyed your weekend! it's official summer! huzzah!


34 comments

  1. As a chocolate fanatic I just know that cake is DE-LI-CI-OUS! I think you did a fantastic job, and I love all the balloons. I don't care how old I get, I always ask for lots of balloons for my birthday hehe ♥

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    1. thank you!! i love balloons as well!

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  2. The balloon decoration is really sweet, and I think the cake looks lovely!

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  3. Glad it all turned out so well! That cake looks so delicious and the balloons just lovely. Happy belated birthday to Yangkyu.

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  4. The balloons turned out great!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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    1. i wish i can have them all the time! :)

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  5. Happy birthday to Yangkyu - love the decor and I love your "lumpy" cake it looks extra chocolatey and full of love :) xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  6. Aw, poor girl! But since he is such an understanding guy, it was the THOUGHT that counted and the balloons and cake were great touches. Happy birthday to him!

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    1. absolutely! thank you lisa always for your wonderful thoughts and points of views!

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  7. That cake looks delicious! Despite the fact that the frosting may have been lumpy, the texture makes the cake look awesome.

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    1. thank you! that's such a sweet compliment! :)

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  8. The cake is so festive! Glad you guys had a fun birthday celebration. :)

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  9. Yay, belated happy birthday! C:

    It looks like you had fun, and the cake looks amazing.

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  10. Those balloon pics!! Love!! And aren't happy birthday candles THE BEST?!!

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  11. im sure he appreciated all the effort you put into celebrating his birthday than if the plans had turned out perfectly and sometimes you just gotta roll with what is happening and enjoy it :-)

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    1. yes - i love that - gotta roll with what is happening and enjoy it!

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  12. Hope Yangkyu had the best birthday!!!
    That birthday cake looks so yummy!!

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  13. your cake still looks awesome!
    Happy birthday!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  14. Awww its normal to have your ups and
    downs but don't feel to bumped out c:
    The balloon and cake are simple yet
    cute and I can tell you did it with
    love c: Xx

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  15. Happy belated birthday to Yangkyu! Loving these photos very much. I love the balloons and that cake looks heavenly. Mmm, chocolate :)

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    1. i love balloons too! i wish i can have them all the time around the home~ :)

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  16. Happy Birthday to Yangkyu! It's the thought that counts, and you are very thoughtful!

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  17. happy birthday yangkyu!!!!!! i love these pictures, who cares if the frosting is lumpy... it's probably better that way :] I love the colors and the balloons on the ceiling! i'm sure he had a fantastic bday!!!!

    Xo Courtney || ColorMeCourtney.com

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