the fan's birthday

I didn't really do right by The Fan for her birthday today.  I picked her up in the afternoon and ran her around from place to place searching for sturdy, affordable footwear for the Cheerios. It was a fruitless adventure, we'd have been much better off at Starbucks planted in the big comfy chairs. It's a good thing she's so good-natured and she's used to my crazy projects. Any other mother would have been miffed with a birthday trip to the Adidas Outlet and Shoe Warehouse.


I did, however, create some amazing cupcakes for the occasion. They are red velvet with sweet buttercream icing with a dash of cherry cordial flavouring

The best part, if you look really closely, are the chocolate bits on top. I bought them at yesterday's event from the Epicure rep. I sprinkled them with these dark chocolate beads called Indulgence. The aroma of them is heavenly if you adore the smell of chocolate (who doesn't?) and they really are dark and glamorous looking.  You can make them into a dark hot chocolate drink by adding hot water or you can use them as a garnish on baking or lattes.


At least I managed to arrange some flowers for The Fan, but I shamelessly did so in the beautiful vase she gave me as a gift, so that makes me a re-gifter/loaner. Because I want it back, and she knows it. It's just so amazingly tall that for once, I didn't have to chop off the stems of the long roses. And since nothing went my way today, I managed to break one rose off at it's head, sadly decapitating it over my sink with careless handling. I was in a flap. Once I start breaking flowers, one flap leads to another... and there you have it. Flapville.

Oh, well. My intentions were good. Anyone care to wish The Fan a Happy, Happy Birthday? We lurrve her so.

28 comments:

Karen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

"Happy Birthday, dear Fan
Happy Birthday, dear Fan
If you were MY mom I'd have taken you to a cupcakery...
Happy Birthday, dear Fan!"

;0) And I just bet she loved every minute of it, Sasha!

Alexis said...

Happy birthday to Sasha's mom!!! :)


And I can definitely relate to the whole flapville thing...sometimes things just don't seem to want to go right at all....

But...cupcakes! YAY!

bren yule said...

Sounds like a wonderful time to me! Cupcakes, Chocolate, Flowers, Shopping-and laughing! Happy Birthday Dear Fan!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday Dear Fan! Happy Birthday.. to..You!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Saucy!! Cupcakes, flowers, chocolate, and a day with Saucy, sounds like a real treat!! Those cupcakes look DELISH!!

xoxo, Lisa

Grace said...

Happy Birthday Fan! I am sure she had a great birthday spending time with her daughter...Moms are the BEST!

CuteStuffInside said...

Happy! Happy!

S.W.A.K.

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday to dear Fan!!

Jerri-Lea said...

Happy Birthday Fan!
Saucy, you spent the day with your Mom so I'm sure she was happy to have spent it with someone who loves her!

SOINSPIRED said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Fan!

Gail said...

Saucy, sounds like every holiday I participate in, the best of intentions and then just go with the flow. I am sure the Fan just lurved spending the day with you, one on one and it wouldn't have mattered what you did as long as you were together! Who doesn't love flowers and cupcakes? A perfect day in her eyes I am sure.

Pepper said...

Saucy,
The fan told me she enjoyed the shopping and hanging out with you...so there. Time together is the best gift you can give. (the cupcakes rocked though too!)

xoxo

Doreen said...

A very Happy Birthday to The Fan!! Mom's are the best!!!!!

sassy studio said...

happy happy day fan!
xox sprout and sass

ChaChaneen said...

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Faaaaaaan. Happy birthday tooooo youuuu!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

MANY happy returns to The Fan!!!

MJ said...

Happy birthday, Fan! Enjoy the cupcakes and roses which look lovely!

SandraD said...

Happy Birthday Fan - sounds like you had a fun day hanging out with your thoughtful daughter. Remember Saucy - it is all about the best intentions. Yours came through loud & clear.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for having Sasha - I lurve her to bits!

Angela

Joy said...

Happy Birthday!

jkddz said...

OMG those are my favorite Kisses =P
I buy them all up when they are in Walmart at Valentines!! I have a hunch I could have stashed one lonely bag in the back of my baking shelf.... excuse me .... I NEED to go and indulge =)

Cupcakes look great- like always
and a belated Happy Birthday to your Mom

LisaInCT said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAUCY'S MOM!!!

Karen of the KAGS said...

Happy Birthday to THE FAN without you we would not have Saucy or this blog!
Wishing you a FANtastic birthday!

Karen

J.G. said...

Okay, so maybe she wasn't the center of attention. But knowing she's your mom, I bet it was a fun day. Togetherness is what counts, really.

Happy birthday, Fan!

Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone for the kind wishes. We had a wonderful day - a day with saucy is always...well, saucy.
xoxo the fan

Coco said...

Happy Birthday Fan. Saucy you need to make it up to the Fan. She is absolutely wonderful.

Rosa said...

A big ol' Scorpio (belated) birthday to the fan!!! Big hugs my friend!!! xoxo