before patty left for her mission, our family wanted to throw her a 'bom viagem' party or a going away party in portuguese. we were able to have her party at the castle, a previous b & b in wine country.
patty. sister borcherds. keith.
sister borcherds has to be the sweetest most courageous woman i've met in a long time. she went through the most horrific event of her life, but she still continues to carry on and put a smile on her face. she was so gracious enough to let us use her home with such short notice. she also has the cutest accent (she's south african).
dad and some of the kiddies
some of the desserts.
i ordered 4 different kinds of cupcakes from a local bakery that i heard was outstanding.
well, they seriously didn't disappoint because they were AMAZING.
we had red velvet, carrot cake, boston cream pie, and strawberry shortcake
my g-ma also brought beautiful edible arrangements that were so delicious! they added the perfect touch to the table.
and onto the cake. . .
this cake was a.maz.ing. i am not a cake lover, but this was definitely worth every penny and mile driven. the bakery, flour power bakery, was all the way in el cajon which is really far from my house. the cake is a soft white cake with bavarian cream and a thin layer of raspberry and lemon. the frosting was whipped cream with shaved white chocolate. i had them put the brazilian flag on top and have it say "boa viagem irma ricchio!" or "good journey sister ricchio!"
2 of the kiddies eating le lasagne. for the food we had two large lasagne trays, sandwiches, pasta salads, antipasti trays, and salads.