Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The weekend, briefly

Such a busy weekend and I didn't manage to take nearly enough pictures to capture it all. We had three birthdays + a graduation.

There was plenty of dessert.

birthday scene

meringue, peaks

birthday cake

{birthday scene, meringue peaks & birthday cake}

A teeny tiny amount of creative time (although not with the serger, which I don't know how to use - I just love the way it looks).

serger, thread
{serger, thread}

Some very worn out dogs.

baxter

shauna
{baxter + shauna}

Leftover birthday cake + tea for breakfast. Yum.

leftover birthday cake
{leftover birthday cake}

28 comments:

  1. birthday cake is fun on your actual special day, but nothing beats having it for breakfast the next morning. looks like such an indulgently perfect weekend. x

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  2. did you make that birthday cake? it's stunningly gorgeous, as are all those desserts!

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  3. your desserts always look so effortlessly put-together! i love the flower idea on the birthday cake and that little dish with the green pattern! darling.

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  4. I do not think there is anything better than birthday cake for breakfast. I agree with Olivia, by the way- that cake is absolutely stunning.

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  5. looks like a *sweet* weekend! Those meringue peaks make me hungary :-)

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  6. Wow. Love that cake with the flowers! Such a great idea. But the sleeping dogs take the cake, literally. Is Shauna a Malamute? She looks so much like my Huskie:)

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  7. Ooh, yes, leftover cake always makes the best breakfast! Bonus points if it's frosted and super-indulgent...I love taking a ridiculously sinful break from oatmeal every so often.

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  8. MM plenty of sweets! I hope your Monday break was well too!

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  9. oooh nothing better than leftover birthday cake!

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  10. Mmm all those cakes look divine!

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  11. nobody inspires me to bake (and to make magnificent towers of baked things) quite like you do, rachel. congrats to the grad and birthday folk!

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  12. love the flowers around the cake! they add so much elegance to a chocolate cake!

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  13. @ everyone - I can't take credit for any of the gorgeous desserts! The pies were made by my mom (rhubarb-strawberry for my sis, lemon meringue for me) and the beautiful cake was made by my stepmom.

    re: dogs - Shauna belongs to my Dad and stepmom, and she's Alaskan malamute and Siberian husky. Baxter is a foster dog they are taking care of while he recovers from hip surgery (poor thing!) and he's a Rottweiler-Labrador mix.

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  14. "There was plenty of dessert."

    This is why we get along, you and me. The assessment of social gatherings by the presence of baked goods.

    Also, Shauna is striking. Not as cute as Circe, but beautiful in a Diana-Goddess-of-the-Hunt way.

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  15. hmm cake for breakfast = amazing!

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  16. Birthday cake is the best breakfast. Now I want to make cake. I can never find the right icing. I don't like the sickly sweet, forms into a hard shell icing. I want something that stays light.

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  17. Best breakfast ever! Beautiful photos, as always.

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  18. Mmm everything looks so yummy especially the breakfast tea and cake

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  19. I love the flowers on the cake - how lovely!

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  20. that second photo is delightful!

    have a lovely day :)

    xo Alison

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  21. your serger does look very pretty with that gorgeous thread in it, plus I love sweets for breakfast, how good is it!

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  22. love your shots!

    and now i want dessert! and dogs! in that order!

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  23. Your deserts look delicious and gives me the inspiration to actually learn how to bake. I am not quite so good in the kitchen. As always, your photos tell their own story. Thanks for the post.
    Dana
    The Beso Team
    Beso.com

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  24. yum, that cake & tea looks so good. i am so hungry.

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  25. I love your blog. I love "The Weekend, Briefly" it always makes me so happy and light hearted. Thank you!!

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  26. jealous of all those yummy desserts. jealous of the serger. love it all!

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  27. Sleepy doggies and so much delicious looking cake!! It's the best things in life, corralled into one post!

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  28. That birthday cake looks amazing. We normally get store bought cakes *gasp*, but that one inspires me to bake and decorate one of my own!

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