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My daughter, Avaleigh turned 5 in Hawaii this year, on the island of Molokai. With my parents, cousins and close friends, we celebrated with an amazing feast. We had Ono ceviche, Venison Carpaccio with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, Venison Backstrap two ways, grilled asparagus, grilled apples and papaya, bacon wrapped tenderloin, duck egg Caesar salad, and Lemony Carrots.
img_1911-1 And then there was the cake…. I’m not really all the proficient with creating cakes but when brainstorming about how to provide Avie a birthday cake on this tiny remote island, I was basically reduced to making it with her little plastic Sofia characters. I had a vision and went with it! It is a chocolate cake base with guava butter and icing filling, brownie layer with lilikoi butter filling, then two round cakes stacked and carved to create a tiered appearance. It was so hot I had to keep the icing in the freezer! However as much as I tried to hide it from her, lil miss smarty pants figured it out all to easily and said she loved her cake. I couldn’t be happier!

 

a family of chefs(and pup pup!)
I would like to also publicly state that none of this would have been possible with out the tireless efforts of my dear husband who pounded out(literally) one of the most amazing meals we have ever had the pleasure of making for our friends and family! Also to Captain Cuz(John Hanchett) for procuring the venison and my parents for accommodating our needs. You are all amazeballs in my book! Mahalo, tak, gracias, merci beau coup to infinity!  

 


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