Saturday, August 14, 2010

In My Mailbox 33, Birthday Edition!

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

I meant to post this a while ago, but I was having problems adding the pictures, then deleting them when I realized I was trying to put too many pictures of the same thing.


Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Pub. date: June 2010
"When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.
In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past."
I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK!!! I LOVED Don't a Girl by Her Cover, and have been dying to read GG4 since I finished GG3! This series just gets better and better, so this one is sure to be AMAZING! BIG HUGE THANKS to my parents for getting it for me! Love you guys! ^_^

Okay, hyper fan-girl moment over.

This was actually the only book I asked for. I'm not that big on books as gifts (for myself, at least), because I hate hating gifts and sometimes books aren't as good as they sound. Anyone else like that, or am I the only person that will turn down a chance at getting books?

Anyway, onto the cake!

This year, I had a lot of trouble coming up with a theme. I wanted to go with another favorite book or show like I did last year and the year before, but I couldn't think of anything that would work. I started planning in February, and didn't have a design until the last week or two of July. Finally, I came up with...

The Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party cake!

It was really easy to make, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It actually looked better than I thought it would!
As usual, I have to thank Zombie Girrrl for helping me decorate it. Honestly, my cakes would be lame without her help!

Clock face cake.

More clock face (ZG drew the hands, much better than I could have)

Clock face with teacupcake and candles (with a bit of mushroom cupcake tower on the right).

Clock face with teacupcake.

Only the Good Spy Young with cake (I love that the colors of the party and the book match!).

I had a great birthday! I'm really looking forward to reading Only the Good Spy Young, and I love all my other gifts! The cake turned out great, it couldn't have been better! ^_^

Eclectically yours,


Kelly said...

That cake is great, and happy belated birthday! :) I'm glad you got a book you really wanted, and I hope you enjoy it! Personally I love getting books for my birthday, and usually ask for ones that I want, and if they don't turn out so good, then oh well, it's no biggie!

Mine is here.

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

Lovely Cupcakes, yum!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

What a cute cake and cupcakes! I <3 Alice in Wonderland :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Teacupcakes! Clock cake! It all looks so amazing :)

Glad you had a wonderful birthday, and I hope you enjoy OTGSY =)

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy (belated) birthday! :D

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, LOVE the cake! Happy birthday! =D

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Hope you had a great BD! Enjoy your reads!

Lori said...

Awesome cake, I hope that the book is everything you hope it to be. Happy Belated Birthday and Happy reading. Check out my mailbox

Orchid said...

Loved the cake *so yummy*. You better read Only the Good Spy Young soon so I can read it too. *hehehe* Great IMM. ^_^

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I LOVE that cake--I am super jealous!
Here is my mailbox for the week <3

pussreboots said...

Happy birthday! Great looking cake.

Here's what I received.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

OMG!! Totally awesome cake!! I love it!!! And cupcakes :) Happy bday!!!

Kara said...

The cake is so pretty, that takes a lot of work!

Kelsey said...

Happy birthday- sounds like it was awesome! I loveee the GG books as well :)