Today, I’m turning 31 Happy Birthday to me I wanted to share with you a flashback of my 30th birthday last year. I don’t know why but like many people, I feel excited upon transitioning to 30’s. I think it’s an unique and memorable moment. For the 1st time, we feel mature, responsible and ready for more. The 30’s is the decade to accomplish all you want. Uh uh,uh, so I thought. But now, I can say that was an idea which brought me more euphoria.
So, I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday with my Paris memories. I didn’t know that one day I would leave Paris for new horizons. And, I didn’t know that I would be so far (8h flight and 6h of jet lag). Not easy to speak with my people back home when they’re sleeping. I traveled so many times, but sorry Guys “Paris is Magic”. Not because it’s my city of birth but because French life is rewarding. If you have never visited Paris, be sure to do it! It will be unforgettable.
So, I planned my birthday 1 month early. What is creativity for me ? Never too much, I just need some details and ideas, which makes all the difference in creating a wonderful moments. I started to list my priorities with a touch of my creativity. For my 30th birthday, like everyone, ‘the cake’: was at the top of my list. I wanted a fondant cake designed with my Parisian view. I searched many Paris themed cake but nothing pleased me because as I wasn’t completely satisfied. So, 💡 I started to look for many aspects of Paris that give a lot of affection: monuments, subway, la baguette, wine glass, french cheese, macaroons etc… And I found it! This incredible illustration stuck with me during 1 year. It’s a perfect summary of my life in Paris. After finding my treasure, I contacted my fave pastry in Toronto: Bobette and Belle.
They design and make all my special occasion cakes since I’ve lived here. I ease the task of pastry by printing the illustration on the fondant instead of designing from scratch. And, I get a good deal! After this, I continue to create my cake with some details. I asked the pastry to add a parisian traditional lantern with ‘30′ written on it. I ordered 3 French macarons to place at the top and a pink flower in reference to my middle name. The cake flavour was hazelnut/chocolate. Here was the result: I nicknamed it “la Parisienne”. An amazing cake which chronicled 26 years of my Paris life… So many memories… Parisian 4eva
I’d end up by saying: “Be happy, Be creative, Be you“