Today is my friend and co-worker Justin’s birthday. It’s also Go Live day at work, with the implementation of ASAP (for the ED) and EpicCare Ambulatory in a few areas. So, we have been trying to plan on doing something for him, as he has to work a very long day today.
I had asked him last week what flavor cake he wanted and he had said that he would prefer either vanilla or funfetti. So, of course, I had to get the funfetti! 🙂 When I was picking out a frosting, my initial idea was to just get a vanilla; however, they had a new thing at the grocery where you pick up a container of vanilla (or “white”) frosting and can add a flavor pack of your choice. They had a blue one (BOY COLOR!) with a cotton candy flavor, so I picked that one. I also got multi-colored non-pareils and some birthday candles.
Here are some pictures of how the baking process went:
I chose to use only egg whites, instead of the whole egg, so that the funfetti colors might “pop” more. I thought that if I used the yolks, the cake might be more of a yellow color. I don’t bake, but this was my thought. 🙂
Frosting, just after adding the cotton candy flavoring:
Baked cakes! I made two cakes, so that we could drop one off at UHS — where Justin was deployed — and still be able to have some back at the office.
Cakes with frosting and colored candies:
Finished cake, complete with candles.
Carolyn got him a huge tub of Dubble Bubble, and changed the number on the tub so that it reads
380 376 pieces!
The delivery of his cake to the UHS Command Center:
We got him two balloons (Happy Face and Spiderman), a pen with his name on it, and a sign saying Justin Pl.
And, finally, video coverage of our surprising him with his birthday goodies!