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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthday Cake!

Ahhh, you thought I was going to start singing and talking about Rihanna's new song collaboration with Chris Brown on "Birthday Cake"!?!

You did hear about it right? He collaborated with her on her new song "Birthday Cake" (the lyrics are NOT for the demure at heart... highly provocative.... some like it... some say it's raunchy) and she collaborated with him on his song "Turn Up The Music".

 They're rumored to be seeing each other again. What do you think about that? That last domestic abuse knock down drag out fight they got into would've been enough for me! But of course she made that song S&M! Just sayin! LOL It could be they're just working professionally together. Hmmm...Who knows? Would you mix business and pleasure? Hmmm.

Well anyway, there life just happened to fit in with my post for today. The title of Rihanna's new song is "Birthday Cake" and HER birthday falls on the SAME day as mine (yesterday Feb 20th). I just thought I would mention it, show you my Mardi Gras Themed Birthday Cake and some other cool goodies I got. I don't know if I'll have a post tomorrow, because today is Mardi Gras. Much eating and drinking hahaha (but responsibly)! I'm finally responding to comments! Will do some more later today. Have a good one! I'll have another piece of BIRTHDAY CAKE for ya! Woot!

My Birthday Cake came from Swiss Confectionery on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This was my first time trying them. They were REALLY good and they deliver for a small fee.

It was a simple almond cake with buttercream icing and decorated in Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold.

The PURPLE represents Justice. 

The GREEN represents Faith. 

And the GOLD represents Power.

It's Mardi Gras time here in New Orleans! Just think carnival! There are parades, beads, marching bands, kings and queens for a day, balls, good food, music and drinking. Below is the wreath on my door, the 2012 mardi gras parade guide, tree filled with beads (a lot of trees end up looking like this one because people throw beads from floats)...I know poor tree! And I'm an environmentalist! :( Ohhh, there's also lots of king cake. Think HUGE cinammon twist roll with icing (sometimes filled) and decorated ONLY BETTER. Manny Randazzo's is the best! They even ship wink wink!

Oh The Food! Anything goes when it come to eating during the two week Mardi Gras festivities! Thank God for me this is the last day of it. I have Soooo NOT been on my diet. LOL Ummm yeah, just take a look at what I've been snackin on. LOL Pizza, left over Russell Stover Valentine candy, bbq drummies and wings...oh yeah! I did have a salad! HaHaHa

Get Into The Spirit! I'm off for the rest of the week. So today, I'm trying some "spirits". If you're younger than 21, skip to the end of this post! Now! hahaha  Everybody else, read on! I bought some Imported from France Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (Thanks Becks from Oomph for the suggestion! Hopefully I feel like that girl in the commercial. hahaha) and Malibu Black Coconut Rum (black in liquor terms simply means it's the best). Drink responsibly!!! I'll be mixing it with cranberry, orange or Del Monte pineapple juice. I love pineapple juice :)

...and now for the icing on the cake! I received a lot of nice gifts and money. I'll only feature two here (the least expensive and most expensive item). I received Philosophy's Happy Birthday Body and Shower Wash, lip gloss duo. I really liked the packaging! And I tried it last night. It smells so good! It's like vanilla cake with frosting! What I like about it, is you only indulge in it while showering! After you step out, you don't smell like cake. The most expensive gift I received was a gift card for The Ritz Carlton Hotel. With it I can stay a weekend at the hotel and go to the spa. Yeah, it was worth that much. I was jumping up and down when I received it. I was so surprised. So I'm going fingers crossed in July (it's cheaper and I can maximize my card amount during that time)! Of course I'll document my stay there. The Ritz is FAB!

So am I having a great birthday or what? Who wants to come to New Orleans and join me? HAHA Oh yeah, this post is suppose to be about birthday cake. Well, I'll just leave you with Rihanna and Chris Brown's Birthday Cake song! I only posted the sample (go to youtube; type in rihanna and chris brown birthday song and you'll get the version with him in it). Don't play or sing the lyrics around your mother! LOL I'll talk to you guys Thursday! I have to recuperate Wednesday! LOL Laissez Bon Temps Roulez ("Let the good times roll").



Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

That's quite a Cake!;-)
Haven't heard of the Birthday song you mentioned by Brown and R though.xx

Erica said...

Love it! Happy birthday Kim, looks like you are doing it UP! You have me missing home, hungry, and thinking about my wedding cake (was done by Swiss Confectionery)this morning. Have fun be safe!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

That is an awesome cake!! I'm so coming to New Orleans one year for Mardi Gras, have always wanted to experience it!! Looks amazing, have a lot of fun for me!! I'm glad you had a fab birthday & I hope you keep celebrating too..no doubt you will ;) haha!! Fantastic gifts too!! Have a great rest of the week & I look forward to hearing about Mardi Gras!! Wooooo!! xxx

Eloquent English said...

I love, love, love russell stovers marshmallow v'day hearts! LOVE THEM! Hope you had a wonderful b'day! xoxo A-

Stacey said...

Your cake looks amazing Kim! And yummy too!
Glad to hear you had a fantastic time on your birthday, and at Mardi Gras too. Look at all that food!

Rocker Chic said...


I am so glad you had a great birthday and that cake looks soooo good I can only imagine how yummy it taste.

I would so come join you in July! Could you imagine the fun we would have.

Happy Mardi Gras pretty girl.

TheTinyHeart said...

Sounds like you had an amazing birthday, Kim! You are making me so hungry with all those food photos hehe. The Ritz Carlton sounds heavenly!

I hope it's not true that Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together. Unless they got to the root of the abuse, I'm afraid it will happen again.

The Tiny Heart

Anonymous said...

oh yummy! i have been to New Orleans several times and love the mardi gras celebration ;-)

so much fun

Johanna said...

I love how that cake looks! And Mardi Gras is definitely something I would like to experience some day :) so yes Kim, you had such an awesome birthday :) xoxo <3

Jax said...

As far as Chris Brown and Rihanna, I think that she's nuts. If a man EVER raised his hand to me, my family, or my friends they would be erased from like life quicker than anything. Sigh...I always admired Rihanna. I thought she was stronger and smarter than to fall back into the same trap.

Your birthday cake looks so yummy! I've always wanted to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. One day. Enjoy :)

Lorena said...

Happy late birthday KIM!
Your cake looks spectacular... chocolate maybe ?

Sarah said...

I'm glad that you had a lovely birthday, and that cake looks absolutely delicious! I'm not sure what to think about the Rihanna and Chris Brown collab, part of me thinks that maybe it's just a professional thing and to let them get on with it, but the other part of me thinks if I were here, I probably wouldn't want to be involved with in any way someone who used to knock me about. xx


Laura Go said...

Kim, an almond cake sounds delicious right now. as does pizza! and wings!!! omg, i guess i have to go get some breakfast so I won't binge later on :)

Also, how lucky that you got that giftcard to stay at a hotel and get pampered!
♥ laura
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Michelle said...

I could not wait to see your Fat Tuesday post! That cake is adorable and I would enjoy it way to much. Have fun tonight!! I used to have to travel to Mobile, AL for work and they would always brag how they started Mardi Gras but New Orleans made it famous because of their low moral standards. HA! But to prove their point, they showed me the grave of the "Father of Mardi Gras". Either way it looks like fun and I NEED to get to nola soon!

Sarah Stright said...

I can't even begin to talk about how ridiculous the Rihanna/Chris Brown thing is, so let's move on to your cake. Mmmm I want some!! I hope that you have a great time with Mardi Gras. I'd love to go to that sometime. And whipped cream vodka is amazing!!

Lorena said...

The cake looks so awesome the colors are nice love them:) The food looks so yummy I love food lol:)


Mrs C ♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you my dear!! Sorry I missed it yesterday, I was on a self-imposed internet hiatus. Lucky you - getting the whole week off for YOUR birthday! :o)

Lindsay said...

Happy belated!!!! I hope you're having a grand ole time down in New Orleans! How I miss it (especially the food!). Don't even get me started on the Rihanna debacle. She is currently banned until she straightens herself out. Urgh!

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Sounds like you had an amazing birthday!
Happy Belated!

The Urban Umbrella


Alessandra Mazzini said...

Hey Kim! I got lost for a while but i'm back! Happy birthday for yesterday and have a lot of fun at the Mardigrass!!! :D


Ariel said...

Happy Birthday Kim, hope you had a lovely day! :)

rolala said...

I don't even know what to say about the whole Rihanna and Chris Brown situation other than what the heck is that girl thinking if it's true.

Anyway your Mardi Gras inspired cake looks fabulous and so do your presents. I'm glad you're having such a great birthday cause you totally deserve it! Have fun celebrating Mardi Gras and enjoy your week off Kim!

littlemissandrea said...

Kimmmm! Once again, Happy Birthday! I've ALWAYS wanted to experience the real Mardi Gras.. think I'm gonna have to come visit you one of these years!

Your birthday cake is beautiful with all the fun colours - and your food and drink pictures look so yummy! How was the whipped vodka?! I can't even begin to imagine what its like! Anyway, have lots of fun & stay safe!

oomph. said...

a ritz GC??!! insane....never heard of hotel GCs! um, i'll join you!!! lol.

i love mardi gras, although i've never been to a celebration. my closest experience is at disneyland when they play music in front of the restaurants! i love getting those beads, haha!!

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oomph. said...

oh, and hope you enjoyed the whipped! i think i've become immune to it...it's going down like water! my bottle is almost empty.

btw, my friend also said she tried it with rootbeer...CREAM soda!!

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habbott2 said...

Nice cake! And I LOVE Mardi Gras and all of the yummy food- unfortunately I have started a clean eating diet and can't eat any of it! Thanks for the sweet comment though :)

songbird said...

if i were there i would have totally joined you in all the eating frenzy!the food ,the cake look superb..haven't heard rihanna's song yet..

Sheri said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday to you, lovely KIM!!!!!!!!!
I hope it was fun and fantastical and magically delicious!!! heehee....

Cee said...

A very happy birthday to you, Kim! Hugs. I can't think of a better time to have your birthday, since you live in New Orleans and it's a party for everyone at the same time - how fun! It looks like everyone around you made the effort to make your special day extra special. Hope it was eeything you wished for and more :)

Marionberry Style said...

Happy birthday beautiful!! Sounds like it was a good one :-)
And that whole Rihanna and Chris Brown thing is kinda sad to me. I used to do quite a bit of charity work at a battered women's shelter in Portland and I was always blown away at the power these men had over women they had hurt so badly (physically and mentally). I remember the photos of Rihanna and can't seem to enjoy his music since!

Oh, and I am so happy for your Ritz-Carlton gift card!! What an incredibly generous present!!
XO - Marion

Alex Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday, Kim! It must be so fun to have a birthday that falls near Mardi Gras! I love Philosophy products :) They really smell good and don't mess with my allergies either.

Katrina said...

Sending you the best Birthday wishes a girl could ask for: copious amounts of shoes, health, shoes, gorgeous cloths, shoes, and happiness!!! :)

Jessica said...

awee pices????? yayy lol my bdays next monday!!! ekk 24 im scared lol great post i love clebrity gossip hehe...

Katrina said...

p.s. I nominated you for a Seven x Seven award, I don't expect you to carry it on, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog. :)

Heather said...

Fabulous cake for an even more fabulous gal - I love it!


miss b said...

Mardi Gras looks so much fun there. Yesterday we had Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday)and I ate lots of gorgeous pancakes! I've just nominated you for an award, Kim. Please visit my blog for details when you have time. Congratulations!

Lyosha said...

very sweet and yam post!

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Corinne said...

You know you've done a great foodie entry when my mouth is watering before 10am!
Hope your bday was fab & your cake was as delish as it looked! & you totally deserve a pampered stay at the Ritz! So fab:D Happy Mardi Gras!
Big hugs! -Corinne

navy and orange said...

it looks like it was amazing!

xoxo navy & orange

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Loved your cake and great presents! How lucky! <3<3


I had you in my thoughts and said to myself, I miss Kim let me go over to her blog for a visit...and it was your B'day. Congrats dear, I do hope you had a great one, that food and the cake is just wonderful to behold.

Take care I always love coming by to visit you.

Lisa x

Cheryl van den Berg said...

First of all, happy happy birthday my piscean muse! it's so cool that our birthdays are so close together--you rock!

your cake looks awesome. i really want the hubs to get me a birthday cake this year...after seeing yours, i just really want one!

and your gifts are super cute too. hope you had a wonderful time at Mardi Gras this year. tell me you went to that little dessert place afterward? yum...powdered sugar!

and i don't really know what's going on with Rihanna & Chris Brown. the collaboration is weird, but getting back together would be outlandish.

Anyway, come enter my Sadee Says giveaway!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

What awesome presents, you lucky thing!! I'd love to go to New Orleans one day. Read so much about the place. Girl, have a wonderful stay at the Ritz!

Natasa said...

That cake looks so good,i love it!:) Happy Birthday Kim, best wishes!:))

Jacqueline said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday!



just tututiny said...

Sounds like you had a fab birthday my dear! I am sorry I have been MIA for several days but here's wishing you a wonderful year filled with health and happiness! I so wish I can come to New Orleans and celebrate with you! But at least you have Mardi Gras to keep you company =)

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

i never knew what the colors of the mardi gras represented. now i know. :) hope you enjoyed your birthday! wishing you all the happiness in the world. :)


Elle Sees said...

oooh! wish i was there. i loveeeee new orleans. i was there for my bday last year and miss it so. my fave city in the US! And I've been to every state, so that makes me an expert ;)

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kim!!!! How exciting about your fab gifts!! The Ritz-Carlton - that's AMAZING!!! And that Philosophy birthday cake body/shower gel is so great. I have some too! Hope you've had a FABULOUS BIRTHDAY girl! You DESERVE it! And I have to try your drink!! {I've done 1/3 malibu coconut rum, 1/3 cranberry juice, and 1/3 pineapple juice and it was yum!}

Super big *hugs*!!

xo, sam

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Sounds like a FABULOUS birthday, Kim! The food and the gifts ... wow a hotel and spa gift ... MY KIND OF GIFT!! Lucky girl, but you deserve it! I love listening to Rihanna's music but haven't heard Birthday Cake (can only imagine!) ... I think she's crazy to collaborate in any way with someone that abused her. But it sounds like it might be just another story of what happens so often where the abused keeps going back to the abuser. Sad. But no more sad talk because how can we have sad talk with a birthday and carnival at the same time? Hope it was wonderful, sweetie! ~xoSM

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

I'll come join you! Oh, I am so jealous! That looks like so much fun, and the food....heaven. ;0)

And the Rihanna and Chris Brown thing...uh-uh...not a good example...nope. Ugh.

Rhe Beep said...

Mardi Gras greatness! I love your birthday cake! It is so pretty and I am sure it tasted just as good.


Tiffany said...

Happy birthday, beautiful!! I'm glad you had a perfect day!

Sam said...

Happy belated Birthday dear Kim! I hope you had a splendid day as special as you are. May your year ahead be filled to the brim with good luck, great health, happiness, love and success! The cake is so cute! Lucky lady with all those wonderful gifts...enjoy!

LyddieGal said...

wow, sounds like your birthday arrives at the perfect time - everything looks and sounds so delish!
I would so have loved to party with you!

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Mica said...

Happy belated birthday!


A Heel in Mint said...

Happy Birthday Kim! My son shares his b'day with you too. He is full of ideas so I am hoping he will turn out to be as creative and unique as Rhianna and you. Your b'day cake is beautiful..love the colors. :)

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Fashionista622 said...

Hip Hip Hooray for the birthday girl! Hey Kim, great post and oh so delish. Oh my hips as I even read and salivate looking at these pics. LOL
On a side note that whole Rihanna-C.Brown rekindling or collaborating is not a good idea in my book. She should have moved on.

Enjoy the weekend! Here's to you and the Oscars! Cheers.


Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

How fun Mardi Gras hope to one day make it to such wonderful festivities and what a gorgeous and colorful cake.

<3 Marina

Ivana said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kim! Hope you enjoyed your day to the fullest :)

Lots of love!

xx Ivana
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