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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Birthday candles

Do you have any special birthdays coming up? My dad's birthday is April 1st, so I've been brainstorming a fun gift I can mail to Michigan. But if we lived in the same place, I'd love to bring out a cake with these tall gold candles. They're masculine, elegant and grown-up enough for someone who all your friends think is a spy.

P.S. Cheeky birthday candles, and birthday cheese.

(Photo by The Soho)

62 comments:

quinncooper said...

Ohh these are perfect! My best friend's birthday is this coming weekend and I've been brainstorming ideas for cakes and decorations that are refined and also have an vintage twist. These candle's seem like the perfect thing for the occasion. Thanks for the share!

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Annie said...

Such a great photo! Those candles are so great!

Samantha said...

I agree! My family lives in WI and I always want to bake fun cakes for them, but have to settle for shipping their gifts!

-Samantha from Blissfully Bossy

Fulya said...

You mentioned this spy joke so much that now I seriously think your dad is an MI-5 agent.

Happy birthday to James Bond Goddard!

drew elizabeth said...

I have my Birthday on Friday! Those gold candles are awesome. Happy early Birthday to your dad!

Kirsten said...

Some birthday's...but, I am most anticipating my dad's and my own birthday in July. I will be spending it at Centre Court for the Men's final (on my birthday!). Whoop!

-Kirsten

Maddie said...

Perfect timing! My birthday is today:).

Courtney said...

My birthday is soon! I love these (and that cake is beautiful too).
Everyone thinks my dad is a spy too. The best part is he doesn't deny it.

Shruti Kapoor said...

How pretty are these candles. Love them!

Jaclyn said...

My birthday is also on April 1!

A fun birthday gift add-on I like to include is a bag of fortune cookies, to reveal the "future" of the recipient's new year.

Jenn D said...

My birthday is tomorrow! I'm traveling for work on my birthday but the hotel I'm staying in has a manager reception every Wednesday. I have already requested that it becomes my birthday party... and this is how you know that I stay somewhere too often.
Jenn
With Luck

Chloe Moon said...

It's my grandmother's 88th birthday in a few weeks and I'm going to blow up a few pictures of her and all her grandkids and one of her & my grandfather! =)

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Lauren Knight said...

I love this idea! I think tall candles look so elegant, especially on a smaller cake, which is good, since a big cake is always too much for us!

Lana said...

Happy Bday to your dad! Speaking of spys...I watched Skyfall the other night. Lord help me, Daniel Craig is delish.

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Chianne Hood said...

My dad's birthday is coming up too, it's April sixth! I think I'm going to throw him a surprise party with a cake and those candles atop it! Thanks for the idea! :) xx

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hennablossom said...

Just celebrated my dad's birthday on St. Patricks Day. :) Happy Birthday dads. Of course we also had to Skype, not being in the same city either.

Ummm, GOLD CANDLES?? I kinda need those.

bendancin said...

Me TOO! Turning 29.3 :)

Lisette said...

Those gold candles are the perfect thing to drop in the mail. I love making birthday boxes to send to relatives.

Sarah said...

All my friends think my dad is a spy too! Funny.

TwoLeaf Clover said...

I love the gold candles! Perfect for both men and women and so chic!

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Frances said...

Today is my birthday :) My mum is making me a cake (fingers crossed for gold candles!)

Lauren Ashley said...

These candles as so pretty! My birthday 's coming up actually, I'll be 29 in april (yikes!) same day my kid sister turns 25 - yep, born the same day four years appart. My mama used to always make us angel food cake, so now I make it for myself. :-)

Jesse said...

oh love the gold candles! i got my husband lego candles for his last birthday, they were quite the hit!

Anna said...

So, so lovely! My best friends birthday is tomorrow :D

J.Elizabeth said...

http://www.design-3000.de/Eisenbahn+Fruehstuecks+Set+rot.html

great gift for your little guy!

H said...

What a coincidence! Today is my 20th birthday (: and those candles are so pretty! I used to be terrified of turning twenty but what kept me calm was hearing Taylor Swift's song "22" about being twenty-two and she made it sound so fun and exciting. I realized that any age can be fun if you make it fun and that there's no reason to be depressed about it. Haha (:

Kate Uhry said...

I love sparklers on a birthday cake. My Mom started doing it years ago and it really is festive. Those are so pretty though!!

Inari said...

Very sophisticated.

Julie said...

My dad is an April Fool as well! What I love is over the years, he's gotten some pretty hysterical cards from being born on such a silly holiday - especially from his parents. :)

The gold candles are fit for a king - but I think I'd love them too!

Champagne and Passports said...

love these candles!

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this new(man) life said...

my dad's birthday is on the 1st too!!!

Natalie - The Senses Five said...

There's gotta be a bakery that would deliver, I'm sure you could even ship them these candles for the cake as well! If not... I think I found a new business venture.

Annie Jim said...

I'll be 20 on a pril 3rd!

Deb Harvey said...

I love the gold candles! Thank you for sharing...they are so cool!

koala said...

My dad's birthday is also April 1st!! It was always a family joke that his birthday is April Fool's Day. Happy birthday to your dad too!

3girls1apple said...

I want this cake for my birthday. It's May 3rd so you have plenty of time & you can mail it to me lol
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crushedredvelvet said...

My birthday is April 16th and I'm wishing for a day off work, dinner at red lobster, moccasins or some stupid safety work shoes lol and beeswax candles.

Scout and Rice said...

My 30th birthday is in mid-July (on the same day my good friend is due to have her baby!). I plan to spend it having a picnic in the park with all my friends and all of our kids. Can't wait to finally celebrate my birthday in Summer! (usually we live in Australia where it's Winter in July)

librarytour said...

If you can find it, may I suggest this candle: http://joiedeblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/do-you-have-that-candle.html

I bought it for my partner and it was a HUGE hit. A laugh-gasp-clap kind of experience.

buttryflowr said...

One of my mom's friends used to send cakes in a care package to her son in college by packing it in popcorn (real popcorn!) and leaving the icing separate! How genius is that? You can eat the packaing material, too! :)

Eliza Jane said...

My fella's birthday was on Sunday. I took him out to Darling Harbour (Sydney, Australia) for a fancy meal, and we went to a different restaurant for each part of the meal. He also got a birthday gift at each restaurant.

Holly Hardy said...

There's something so lovely about longer candles!

Sarah and Renuka said...

Long candles really do add a fancy touch to a cake! This is definitely one of my new favourite things to have in stock for birthdays!

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Alice said...

I LOVE candles. They're my favourite part of a birthday, and these are beautiful! x

Chelsea said...

I LOVE these candles!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I love the tall candles, they seem more sophisticated or elegant.

Sandra Carson said...

Great shot..liked it..:)
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Weronika Rafa said...

The candles are beautiful. I actually have my own birthday on sunday and I'll be 24 on 24th :) This is my first post here, but I've been reading your blog since before you got married. You are so positive and inspiring, I love coming here.

warm hugs from Poland

Ruby said...

My birthday is also April 1 and I'm turning 30. I never thought I'd be phased by it but I am freaking out just a bit.

tiffany // camp1899 said...

a bit of simpatico.. my father's birthday is april first, he has passed now but something about being an april fools baby.. mischievous. (;

Sheila said...

My Dad just turned 60 this week! And my Birthday is tomorrow. Birthday's are pretty much the greatest excuse ever to make people feel special. What are you getting for your Dad? I'm traveling to see him as part of the gift but I want to bring along something special :) Suggestions anyone?

Anne said...

The spy comment made me laugh. Some of my friends think my husband is a spy. One even says his name in quotes whenever she talks about him. It's funny.

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Marcy said...

My father's birthday is April 1st, too! Amazing how many of us have dads born that day.

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