Friday, August 27, 2010

The First Ever (Possibly) Chocodile Birthday Cake with Balloons!




This was Chup's birthday:

The Chief and I secretly picked up a dozen balloons in his favorite colors before he woke up in the morning. We don't do fancy birthday decor around here mostly because I am lazy and also because balloons are pretty awesome on their own.





And later we had The Birthday Cake--a homage to two things really: Chup's recent fling with Chocodiles and Carina's Charlotte (two things that may slide to either side on the classy cake scale).


(I feel kind of naked now that you've seen the inside of my fridge.F.Y.I The Hershey Bars are for s'mores to make for my sister in law Lindsay who just gave birth to my niece Vera. You must have s'mores after giving birth, or before, or four months later or four months after that . . .)



I had to remind Chup that he now has 39 candles to blow out which means we have to buy two boxes of candles to have enough for his cake. I am sure that made him feel better about having one year left until he is OVER THE HILL!!! !!  !!!!! !



Is it weird to claim I look forward to his midlife crisis?

It's going to be a blast.



p.s. I know you are going to want the recipe for that cake of divine conception BUT I hate to inform you this: it's all in the genius head of Azucar. (I didn't nickname her Sugar for nothin'.)

p.p.s. Yes The Chief was pant-less most of the day--it's a carefree way of celebrating a birthday! Try it on your big day next time it rolls around. Thank me then.





30 comments:

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday Chup, Pantless Chief and Cjane Family!!

xo

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Chup! It's my birthday, too -- great day, if I do say so myself!

Carrie Stuart said...

Wow, I want a Chocodile like nobody's BUSINESS now! And yet, somehow I think I'm not gettin' one. Dang, the Japanese have some fabulous food...but I would dare say no Chocodiles. *sigh*. I'm coming to Utah for Conference in Oct. I was thinking my first stop would be Chick Fil A...now I'm thinking it will be whatever convenience store at which he found those Chocodiles. What was that place again?

And I'm TOTALLY with you on the balloons. Instant party, right there. Everything else pales, anyway.

Amy Lindstrom ~ YourLifeUncommon.com said...

No REALLY! I am going to need that recipe! I didn't find that Azucar posted the step by step...and well, I am pretty sure I am going to need it! My hubby also has a sudden obsession with Chocodiles.

Oh cJane! Don't you see that I am in NEEEEEDDD?! Desperate I tell you!

Oh and happy bday Chup!

Now about that recipe.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, Chup and I share the same birthday! I turned 39 on the 26th of August too!

rebekah said...

being pantless is the best way to celebrate each day the good Lord gives us. amen.

Mymy said...

That's one awesome looking birthday cake and yes, Happy Birthday Chup :)

Jessi said...

I was hoping there would be a video of you singing happy birthday, complete with an epic choreographed dance number. I love it when cjane sings. Ah, well. Happy birthday to Chup :)

Katie Blacker said...

you have such a fun family!

Maryanne said...

I was just thinking what a clean and orderly fridge you have. Was it really like that before you decided to take a picture? :)
I promise to not feel bad about myself even if the answer is yes.

Julie said...

I didn't eat s'mores before or after giving birth to my baby girl... I feel like I am missing out! But she just turned 5 months, so maybe I can still get in on some of this post-baby s'more action.

Also, how is it that I have never heard of these chocodiles?! I don't think they sell them here in Missouri... sad day.

The Lewis Family said...

Hope he had a happy bday! I totally guessed ND was the movie he passed on, what was the part? Would he have been the Uncle?

Insecurities suck, I think it is part of the female gene, because my hubs is same way, doesn't get it when I am feeling it because he never feels ( or so he says... maybe I need to find a posse of hot men and see if that get's the feeling ignited ;) )

~C

Karen said...

I love how you feel the need to explain the chocolate in your fridge. Perhaps you have found the true limits of your bloggin. ;)

sarahjean said...

Happy Birthday Chup!
And how weird is it that i noticed you have the same Costco salsa and jam that I have in my fridge. Staples. I feel naked if they are not in there...

BrendaSue said...

Mmmmm, the cake looks delicious! In a very bad-for-you way! oh and a Happy Birthday wish too!

Debby said...

Happy
Birthday Chup.
Okay, do you eat out alot. You fridge is so clean and not much in there.

{april kennedy} said...

Happy Birthday Chup! I want to know if the cake tasted good. It actually looks like it could have gone either way!

And, regarding your movie career. We were on vacation in Southern Ca and happened upon the LA Temple. Went into the visitors center to hang out as a family for awhile. Watched a movie about families and in the final segments I actually shouted...."hey I know that guy!" Then explained that I didn't really KNOW the guy, but recognized the guy. Chup, was that you? It's about a family raising their kids through the years.

I'm pretty sure it was you portraying the 'oldest' dad. Sorry about the oldest part. I'm 39 too. It really isn't bad. But nice job on the film!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Chup!
Happy Birthday to You!

The cake looked yummy...if I give you my address and some money could you overnight me a piece??? Just curious!

Mel said...

Am the only one who has never heard nor tasted a CHOCODILE?! I feel deprived! What a delicious and oh-so-needed snack.

I wonder what they would be like frozen........

Where can I buy them?

What a great post!

Erica said...

My boys are drooling over the cake photos!

Vera said...

Vera?
Perfect name :)
Happy birthday to mini-Vera and Chup!

Make Do and Mend said...

Pants-schmants. Happy Birthday Chup. And CJane, you are one awesome woman, posting a picture of the inside of your fridge? I don't know if I could do that without extensive therapy.

Jessica said...

Rad cake!

Kris said...

Lol for a pantless birthday! My 16 year old has "inside-out pants day" on his birthday. He invented it when he was about 8 or 9 and has been doing it ever since. All his siblings also wear their pants inside-out on his birthday too, which just gets funnier as they all grow up and get "responsible" jobs etc!

sarah sample said...

happy happy happy birthday. I would love a piece of that cake. James (my hub) just had a birthday too, don't ask him about his cake. it was totally lame. I won't let him view this post :)
xo
s

Rachel said...

I didn't know what they were either. http://www.freshchocodiles.com/

Mandy said...

I had a dream a few years ago that I looked down at my watch to see what time it was....and it was a chocodile watch. Oh Bliss!

And, if it's Chups birthday, shouldn't he be the pantless one???

Just sayin'

Amy said...

After lusting after the picture...I have been trying to figure out what a chocodile is. Then I looked it up on wiki and found out they don't sell them on the East Coast. Bummer. Any suggestions on what to substitute instead?

Jane said...

Happy birthday Chup! That cake looks really yummy. Don't worry about your fridge, mine is a far more embarrassing state. My family loves smores, yum!

C├ęcy said...

Happy Birthday Chup.

I love the baloons. And I have to say that I did the same for my husband's birthday, all 35 candles were on the cake, it's more fun that way.