Birthday cake!

27 Apr

I dunno if you guys were lucky enough to catch this real-time, but man, this was definitely one of the better things I have ever done in life…

As you may know, I went to Australia before my trip to Thailand, to join Brooklyn for her whirlwind movie tour (blockbuster, by the way. Number 1 in 24 out of 26 countries, holy cow. And never before have I cared about how well a movie did until my friend was in it). Erin, Brooklyn and I are notorious for our incessant, and I mean incessant group texting — if I leave my phone at home for an hour, I can literally come home to 55 unread messages. It was late one night when Brooklyn said “Come to Australia!”. Then all of a sudden, tickets were booked. Tickets I am not sure were booked completely sober but we were excited nonetheless. And it was one of the best girl times of my life. (girl’s trip times, not period times which I also call girl times).

Anyhow, just to keep the food blog on the topic of food FOR ONCE, Erin and I found ourselves in a bind when scouring the city for a birthday cake the same day of Brooklyn’s birthday dinner. This girl does not like people making a big deal out of her birthday, or really ANYTHING she has going on life which is why she is so grossly awesome.   So, naturally, Erin and I knew we had to do something a little over the top and completely disgusting.

After being laughed at by numerous bakeries, the last of which I told I was working for Rihanna and had to find Rihanna a birthday cake (“please help me I need a cake for Rihanna and if I don’t get one she will kill me”), a lie to up the urgency level (AND IT ALMOST WORKED), the genius that is Erin remembered screaming “KRISPY KREMMMMMME” on the drive in from the airport.

And so it was done. We ordered 10 dozen donuts through the concierge (Christian. We will never forget dear Christian at the Park Hyatt) and, hours later, we had our donuts. Brooklyn was in and out of the hotel room all day because of work, so Erin and I spent our time googling donut cake towers.

With the help of Brooklyn’s manager, concierge Christian, and bottles of champagne, we stacked up the donuts. Trust me, for a tower that looks like it has no rhyme or reason to its design, it really did.

“Uglier donuts on the inside!!” was our motto. The restaurant drizzled some chocolate sauce on it, and we were good to go. I think it turned out pretty great, right?

Anyhow, if you’re ever in a bind, I highly suggest this crowd pleaser. There was not one person that didn’t laugh as this thing was brought out. And no frosting or toothpicks necessary. Although one questions still haunts me. How do you order over 100 assorted donuts and NOT GET  A SINGLE ORIGINAL KRISPY KREME ARE YOU SERIOUS?

I love these two, I really do.


18 Responses to “Birthday cake!”

  1. Candice April 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm #


  2. Mark Fisher April 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Great idea and incredibily creative! Are those limes sitting next to the cake? For extra zing?? 🙂

  3. D April 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Brooklyn to Erin: “Shut Up.Stop Talking. Eat This.”

  4. Zack April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    You guys actually rock. 3 role models for sure.

  5. Mariha April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Awesomeeee idea….thanks for sharing….

  6. Jen April 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    LOVE IT.

    Also…psst…Brooklyn, where’d you get that jean jacket? I need it in my life.

  7. Denise Miller (@IrieDame) April 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Girl trip, Krispy Kreme donuts, Australia and someone’s birthday, that is as good as it gets!

  8. Alicia April 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I just found your blog and I LOVE IT, this donut cake is a great idea. Also, your food recipes and the stories are funny and awesome, I can’t wait to start trying out the recipes….keep em coming…

  9. Cindy April 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    My Birthday is May 13th 😉 Yum!

    • Ron Jr April 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      hey I know you. wonder what day brooklyns bday was? Mine was the 9th. 🙂

  10. avedelasmiltempestades April 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Love! and more love…

  11. camo meets couture May 1, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    Loving your blog. The donut cake is genius!


  12. Sarah S. May 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Such a great idea! Will definitely use this at somepoint

  13. Jubes & Tank May 2, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    I was on ONTD and saw:
    You two look radiant! Loving the red.

  14. Nicole May 3, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    So cute! Scouring the city for a last-minute cake – that’s true friendship! I think a towering mountain-of-meat cake would be dreamy too… for a meat-lover that is! But donuts are definitely a crowd-pleaser. Super fun way to celebrate your galpal!

  15. La Petite Gigi May 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Haha! That is the best story/photo shoot ever. What an awesome friend. I want you around all the time!

    La Petite Gigi

  16. Yezzy May 4, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Hey Chrissy, I just wanted to say that I read some of your blogs and wanted to thank you for inspiring me to become more domesticated. I know you feel lost and are trying to figure out your next career move but just know that with your blog alone you have inspired many with some food for thought. You also inspire women to join together and be creative! So thank you!!!

  17. jebashford May 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Concierge Christian at the Park Hyatt is AMAZING! We were just there for our anniversary and I wanted to take him home in my suitcase (so adorable).

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