hosting a birthday party in dresden

Monday, December 12, 2011

What do you do when you want to make an American birthday cake to celebrate your American friend’s birthday in a city that doesn’t sell “real” cake mix? {The cake mix sold in Germany should be marketed as ‘sugar-free’, if you ask me….and why would anyone buy that?}  I’ll tell you what you do.  You bust out the Funfetti cake mix that your friend Emily brought back from America for you.  And you bake it in the only pan you have – a bread pan.  And you melt chocolate for icing.  And then realize the cake looks like a giant tootsie roll but you serve it anyway (with milk, of course). 

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What do you do when you get to the tram stop and realize you have to wait 15 minutes for the next connection?  You take pictures on the tracks, apparently.  {What daring lives we lead – I know.}

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What do you do when you’re looking for a venue to celebrate the aforementioned birthday girl’s big day/night?  You choose the venue most reminiscent of America (read: the venue with the most dead animals hanging on the most walls).

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And what do you do when you take a picture with friends and realize your fingers look freakishly long?  You tell me…I’m still working on that one.

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16 comments:

Alex said...

The giant tootsie roll cake looks like a winner to me!!

debbiecutieface.com said...

haha I love the cake...I would totally eat it.

emily g. said...

Funfetti for the win! I still have one box left... and I can't decide when to use it. Perhaps when you come visit? :D

Jan said...

The cake turned out beautiful!! Good job!!

Anait said...

Your friend in the light blue short sleeve t-shirt reminds me of lance bass for some reason....and the guy next to him (in the last photo) also reminds me of an actor whose name I can't quite remember.

Tootsie roll cake.....yummmmm. Also, I WISH my fingers looked freakishly long...they often look pudgy in photos. Lucky me.

Jeremy Borrego said...

HAHA love the giant Tootsie roll

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@anait, i think the guess next to lance bass looks like joey from full house.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

*guy ...not guess

K said...

that cake looks amaze. i am a funfetti fan and can't wait to snag some when i'm stateside again. kudos on bringing a small piece of america to your friend's birthday celebration :)

trishie said...

Looks like a fun time you had! Yummy looking cake.

Kristen said...

haha, i love this post. that is so sweet about the cake. cute blog! kristen
mikie and kristen

Dionne said...

That cake! WOw! Looks like a fun time!

Megan said...

hahhahha! ohhh boxed cakes. when i was in ukraine last week my friend there bought me three at the commissary (apparently ukraine is cool enough to have one but norway is not). i just made the strawberry one last night and actually cooked it completely through (for once). until you live overseas, people just dont understand how much better funfetti and strawberry boxed cakes are.

her bday celebration looks fantastic though :) and dead animals on walls is so creepy...but as im craving anything american right now...slightly welcoming :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That cake looks pretty awesome and I adore those photos:) Looks super fun, sweetie. xo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@megan, i never would have guessed ukraine would have a commissary. i've been to the one in germany twice and it was life changing, to say the least. glad you got to experience it too!

LL said...

i feel like i just read the german version of the boxcar children...