Last weekend, I celebrated the big 2-8. It's official: no more debating whether my age is officially mid or late twenties! Regardless, I'm thinking 28 is going to be an excellent year. So far, I have some wonderful weddings to look forward to, a honeymoon in St. John coming up, and a few weekend trips planned to see great friends and of course, my sister, who just moved to the ATL. I'm really savoring my weekends as I adjust to life without a laundry list of wedding tasks.
Instead of gifts, Mike took me out for a wonderful dinner (my favorite activity) and we later celebrated with friends at the Azalea Pre-Festival Party, which I like to claim as my birthday party year after year. After the wedding and a big Christmas, I insisted on no gifts this year, but one gift I can always count on is a KipCake.
I'm very fortunate to have a sister who also happens to be an incredibly gifted artist. For the past six years, without fail, she has painted me a beautiful KipCake for my birthday. When I was in college, I had dreams of opening my own cupcakery. It would, of course, be called the "KipCakery," thus, the evolution of my sister's 'kipcake' creations.
|This is the "28" KipCake. The colors are fantastic - I wish they would translate better on the screen. She used a mixture of card stock and glass beads in addition to the paint.|
|This is one of my favorites (really they're all my favorite). The soft colors mixed with the metallics and the texture of the cupcake wrapper and pearls? Beautiful|
|This is the KipCake that started it all! What's amazing is it took her all of 5 minutes to paint. If only we could all be so lucky.|
|Another one of my favorites! My family has affectionately called me "Skipperdee" my whole life, after the turtle from my favorite children's book, Eloise. The marble balloons add a little something special.|
|This one has always reminded me of Mackenzie Childs, who designs some of my favorite dishes.|
|This one is actually a paper cutout used as an overlay to the KipCake made entirely out of ribbon.|
My KipCakes are some of my most treasured possessions. I can barely wait to see what see what she comes up with next.
Which is your favorite?