Pre-Game with best party planner in town!
The Birthday Boy with adorable nephew gearing up for the yummy eats and treats.
Baby Khalid is always styling and tonight he's even representing his home country!
Beautiful centerpieces for the beautiful event
A table setting fit for a KING! Because it was such a royal feast, it only seemed appropriate:)
The salad station was fully stocked with everything from Calamari to Asian Beef Salad, including all the traditional mezze and even a cheese platter.
Desserts were also overwhelming, but in addition to this diverse arrangement were 4 Birthday cakes!
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY Mohammed!!!!
The cakes were from a variety of places. Let's start in the back:
- A beautifully rich Haagen Daz Chocolate Ice Cream Cake. With layers of rich moist chocolate cake and sweet and creamy chocolate ice cream, you can't go wrong with this choice. It was also covered in a hard chocolate shell. This is a big step up from the Carvel ice cream cakes I grew up on back home. Now I have to look for an excuse to celebrate to enjoy this yummy treat again!
- To the right of that is the big bubble cake, also known as "Mimi's Cake" from the kitchens of Baker and Spice (Al Manzil Souk). This is a light cream and berry cake topped with rolled Marzipan and confectioner's sugar....One of my favorites!!!! You'll never go back to eating "normal" cake once you've had a taste of this beauty.
- Next to that is a Peanut Butter pie from Magnolia Bakery (Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall) with an oreo cookie crumb crust, it's a sugar high like you wouldn't believe!I think this would have been my go-to dessert when I was in University. Sophisticated Junk Food at its best!
- The last cake is a custard and fruit cake from the Hilton Abu Dhabi who actually catered the party. This a traditional fruit and custard cake, beautifully presented, and a staple with any of the Hilton catered events. Something about this cake is comforting, but I enjoy this cake as a light night snack or the day after the party when I'm having one of those nostaligic moments......