Sunday, February 19, 2017

Birthday Cake and Truffles~Looong..
















So I am sure you can see..that our youngest daughter turned 40♥

She was celebrated with friends at a resto..in such a touching way..

here Mylène does the birthday dinner..combined w/ mine..hers is the 21rst and I am very close..
we had a great time.
All Mexican food..delicious..

I like making them a special cake..Mylènes' had Snow White on hers when she turned forty as she is our Disney Princess..

The cake I made was this Chocolate cake with Nutella  Buttercream Frosting..the decor..I saw in a Ricardo magazine..I saved the photo.But I have no clue..what yr..even if it was this year..!!
You simply place Pokys around it..ap 120 to be exact.Pipe a few rosettes and add ribbon.
I was once told I had the patience of Job..:)
In this case..I agree..skinny little things;)




The girls we have are fun..and smart and kind and loving.
Wonderful moms..
I will not go on and on..you get the picture..

and I received beautiful cards..these two..♥well these are the ones I am sharing..:)

All of them..so sweet..daughters ..so nice..brother..husband..friends.. niece,lovely cards.

but the above..again they go to French school..
well..
I am so happy I am sweat♥


Re the Truffles..

I find them so pretty in these colors..like petits fours..when I saw them at..Sally' s Baking Addiction..
I Pinned them..under Valentine's..but then..they would have been too much w/ the cookies etc..still I had to try..I mean birthdays..parties..decorating cakes..and you can add a few decorations to these too..but overkill.
They are adorable..and that little spiral tool at the forefront of the second truffle photo..is "winner"..
All you have to do..is go get her easy truffle recipe..you will be smitten as I was.. she has a link to choco truffles w/ a video on how to use this invaluable tool:)
I know I love tulips ..etc..peonies..lilacs..ranunculus..irises..roses..delphiniums and hollyhocks..soon hellebores..gerberas ..hydrangeas..etc..
but it has been about 20 yrs since I have had one..an orchid..
this one came to live with us.
I am struck by the size of these flowers and the number of them..I hope I hope I hope I can get to bloom again once done.
it's a beautiful..graceful arch..

Wanted to show you the precious artwork..framed.






76 comments:

  1. The cards are so cute..:).. Happy Sunday..

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  2. Happy birthday to your daughter, dearest Nana.
    Pictures are so, so beautiful!
    I love your posts.
    Lots of hugs
    Nina

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  3. Happy, happy birthday to you and your beautiful daughter. Fun to celebrate together! The pink perfection of this post has my heart fluttering.
    What are Poyks? They look so pretty around the cake.

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    1. Pokys come in chocolate and strawberry etc..
      https://www.google.ca/search?q=pokys&espv=2&biw=1242&bih=580&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLmrOF4pzSAhVG7IMKHYmPB1MQ7AkIJg

      The are thin cookies and the ends are coated w/ the flavor you buy.
      I usually buy a small pack for the boys..in different little shops..but to get this many..I stopped at a MTL Asian shop..and bought in bulk lol..so each package..had numerous little packages in them..I only had one small envelope left..and realized I had used 120..
      that's a lot of little sticks..the ribbons do a great job of vamoulflaging the plain cookie part.I was very lucky that the height was perfect..like Ricardo's photo..and breathed a sigh of relief whan it covered the circumference.
      A bought cake is just as good if not better..but I enjoy doing this for them..and the girls do the same for their boys..
      thank you Sarah..as always for you thoughtfulness..and kind kind words.

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  4. Sweet cards! Happy birthday to your daughter. Love the artwork.

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  5. Happy birthday to you and your daughter.
    The cake is too gorgeous to eat!
    How adorable are those cards. You are well loved M.
    Happy Sunday x

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    1. Before you know it,you will be receive cards like these♥I was happy to see how you were showered w/ ♥

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  6. Happy birthday to your daughter...so sweet...love Ria x ❤️

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  7. Enchanting photographs - and beautiful as always...is it your birthday already? What day are you? (I ask because my sister's was the 16th, and mine is the 24th - and my stepmother's is the 20th!) I think you are "sweat" too:) Those dear grandchildren!

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    1. The 17th..63...I will wish you HB the 24th!Yes those dear grandchildren..and funny funny funny..♥
      Freeze them..now.

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  8. What a lovely gentle post, happy birthday. Beautiful photos.

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  9. OH Monique... This post brought tears to my eyes...so beautiful 💕
    I am emailing you with a story....
    Enjoy your week ahead...gorgeous weather here!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Loved your story!Thank you!Feels so good to be loved doesn't it?
      Real love.😍

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    2. Your daughter is gorgeous...

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  10. Happy, Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! The framed print is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Laurie..and yes I was happy how her watercolor looked in the frame..I wrote a note to Michaels so they would know what a wonderful employee they had..he was so helpful..and patient☺️

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  11. Your photos are amazing, love them all. Your daughters Bday sounds like she had a wonderful time.

    Happy Birthday to you and your beautiful daughter. Cake looks wonderful.

    Mary

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  12. Happy, Happy Birthday to you and your daughter!! Such a beautiful celebration of beautiful women!! My daughter turned 40 in September. Hard to believe. Seems like just yesterday she was in my arms cooing. ;) Those cards are THE ones that melt your heart. I'm chuckling that you are sweat. ;) PRECIOUS. Your friend's artwork is perfectly framed; I know it will warm your heart every time you see it! Happy Birthday! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thank you Tanna..I know..were we not 40 last year? How could they possibly be?
      I love that they are my friends :)
      Yes those cards♥♥

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  13. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!! Such a beautiful post and so endearing. The truffles, the flowers, notes, sweet photos - just lovely. The frame is perfect for the watercolor.
    Cheers!
    Ry

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    1. I wish I had had as beautiful photos as you have of your daughter Ry..I mean for Jacques to say..C'est vraiment une belle petite fille..it has to be true!

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  14. Ohhhh Monique. :-( I thought your Birthday was in March and had planned on sending you a card to surprise you, but alas . . . I was wrong. I am so sad about that. In any case I do hope you have the sweetest birthday ever because you deserve it. You are such a kind person with such a generous soul. How wonderful that you and your baby girl have birthdays so close! I am sure you made her Birthday just awesome as the kids would say. Your cake and the truffles are just gorgeous. What a great maman you are! And those cards from your grandsons. What treasures! Your friend's sweet painting looks just beautiful framed. Such talent! I am in awe of it all. Love and hugs and Happy Birthday wishes! xoxo

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    1. There is never a need to send a thing..plus you surprise me:) I am sure I forget yours also..I should write it down..maybe I did:)
      It resonated when you once wrote ..the other side of 60.
      I was thinking of Raymond Burr this morning..(my orchid I guess) and again I thought..we are only here for a time.
      OK enough maudlin..
      Marie..her friends made collages of so many photos for her evening out w/ them..:) So sweet.
      Thank you..as always.

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  15. Dear Nana, they look like potatoes because they are potatoes, leftover boiled potatoes. And yes, with onions they are delicious! And yes, google translator sometimes is a real joke!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. HI Nina!I don't like Google translator..sorry Google!
      So I go to dictionaries..👍And yes potatoes and onions❤️

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  16. Oh Monique, every photo is exquisite. Just exquisite. I am enchanted.

    I know you are having a most glorious week and I suspect every day will be better and better. But it will be pretty hard to top this!

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    1. Such a nice time..Jeanie,before you know it you will be a doting nana..can't wait for that post!!!❤️

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  17. ~Beautiful everything...Happy Birthday to you and Caro!💕
    I remember your 6oth celebration....
    Di

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    1. I do too..they did such a show..a real one..Caro..40!
      Time flies..so fast.Thanks Di!Tag..you are next!

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  18. It is all beautiful, Monique - perfect. How do they grow up so fast? Guess there really are Norman Rockwell families. So glad.

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    1. Oh believe me..I am not a Norman Rockwell character😉
      Those letters..get to me..I think they will be tender boys😌

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  19. Happy birthday to you and your daughter. Sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate. The cards are precious! Love that you are sweat! Made my day. LOL The cake is way too pretty. Pokeys, how cute and they do make the cake pop! I learned something today. Glad you are happy with your flip phone. My younger brother has one as well.

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    1. I am glad I am sweat too!
      The flip is gone..it is a flat Samsung ❤️👍What a learning curve!
      And I text terribly!

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  20. Happy Birthday Monique. Isn't it nice to celebrate with someone so special in your life? You made a beautiful cake for daughter. How do I pin this so I can copy it for Gerarda's birthday? The notes from your little men 💕💕💕. As you know we celebrated Lillian's birthday and mine and my very best friend was with us too. It was a great day. Katherine came in the house and asked "do you have any cookies Grandma?" Thank goodness I had extra little bunnies that I had used for the top of the cupcakes. She told my sister that I made the best cookies. Don't you love the little ones to pieces when they say things like that?

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    1. Compliments from them make me feel way better than many things..they are sincere and honest..and they don't seem to notice our flaws..which I love.
      I think you just put your mouse over the image and Pin.
      I can send you the pic directly..:)
      It is a gift that we have been given Terry..a true gift.
      I hope it never ends.
      When we left our daughter's home past midnight..the steps were icy..Lucas took my arm..we'll be still my heart❤️
      Happy Birthday to you too!

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    2. What a sweet young man. I tried touching the screen of my iPad to save it but it didn't work. Can you send it? Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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    3. Of course I can..so if you hover your mouse over the photo..no Pin It?

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    4. It could be me...but on the iPad you just touch

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  21. Happy birthday to your daughter and to your lovely self!
    Everything looked wonderful! .....and those truffles!!!!
    And yes....I agree with your granddaughter....I think you are sweat too ;-)
    **hugs** diane @ thoughts&shots

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    1. Again..loved this most recent post of yours Diane♥
      Thank you.

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  22. Happy Birthday to your daughter, whom I'm sure is as lovely as you! My first visit to your blog...you. are. amazing!!

    Jane x

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    1. I'v e just been entertained at your latset post and signed up..like a journal..love that!

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  23. Happy birthday to you and your daughter, dear Monique. I love the cake. And the new header as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. I love the homemade cards that are straight from the heart. I had to go back and take a second look at the cake...oh my goodness, you must be the most patient person around...and you must have a steady hand. Beautiful. Happy Birthday!

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    1. It did take patience lol..and my hand is not what it used to be..that's for sure:(
      THank you Kate:)

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  25. Happy birthday to two lovely ladies! What a way to celebrate with the gorgeous cake and your framed painting is perfect! The frame is lovely! Hope you both enjoyed your day. Love the photos of your daughter growing up - precious memories!

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  26. loved my visit here friend!
    Happy birthday to you dear daughter!!!
    everything looks elegant and beautiful

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  27. How adorable the cards are...your Littles are so sweet. Happy birthday to you and your beautiful daughter. Picture perfect pink cake :-)

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    1. Xavier will be writing you these notes before you know it!!

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  28. Many happy returns, lovely to see all the loving gifts and words of your family, you are blessed.
    The picture looks wonderful, it's very special.

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  29. Just love your new header....you are so talented! (I say over and over)
    And those truffles...I must make them!

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    1. :) I will never get tired of reading your rose colored glasses words:)
      Oh they are fun..try and get the tool:)

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  30. Oh, so pretty everything is - and you DO have the patience of Job! Happy Birthday to you - and mine is tomorrow (time seems to fly the last few years, doesn't it?) That cake & the truffles are exquisite and so dainty. Always a joy to see your posts....

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    1. I think..it is just all going by way too fast in regards to days..and Littles..happy birthday for the 24th:)

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  31. I could have sworn I commented yesterday but internet is not like home here. Happy birthday to your beautiful 40 year young baby 🎈🎈🎈🎈

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    1. I was looking though old photos on overfilled CDs today:) Found some of you and family..:)

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    2. Just got home very late last night and I am in a fog ;) I absolutely love the frame that you chose ♥ I'm sure I have pics of you and family as well :)

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  32. Really lovely cake and beautiful pictures!!Happy belated birthday to yours daugther!!
    xoxoxo

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  33. The cards are so cute, they really put a smile on your face. And that cake, just beautiful. I've pinned it. BTW, I've been having trouble commenting on Blogger posts but this one hopefully will go through.

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  34. I love those cakes. I've been searching on the internet for a while now, and I haven't seen anything as delicate as those cakes. It's so simple and classy, but fun at the same time. Your work is incredible! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Online birthday cake delivery
    Send a birthday cake

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  35. Le gâteau est somptueux et les truffes, ravissantes. Quant aux petits mots d'amour, ils sont juste merveilleux ...

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