30th Birthday Tuxedo Cake with Striped Bow Tie Tutorial – Triple Chocolate Mousse and Peach Jelly Filling Plus Other 30th Birthday Ideas for Men

Tuxedo Cake with Triple Chocolate & Peach Jelly Filling | Roxy's Kitchen

This is the best cake I’ve made for the best surprise party to celebrate the best occasion of the year – my husband’s 30th birthday … well, best occasion until November, when I’m turning 30 :-P. If you’re looking for ways to surprise your loved one for their 30th birthday or another milestone birthday party I will give you some great ideas in this post.

Firstly, book a dream vacation for the two of you and your close family and friends… forget about a romantic celebration, you’ll have plenty other occasions to go on vacations in two. I made him a 2-in-1 surprise… I managed to bring his parents over (they flew all the way from Spain to Canada) and we all went for a vacation to the Caribbean and HE HAD NO IDEA!!!

Secondly, if you realize that all his friends can’t really join you on the awesome vacation, just organize him a surprise birthday party … which I did and IT WAS A BLAST! And this is the party for which I made him the Tuxedo Cake with a Striped Bow Tie. It was a 12 inch chocolate walnut cake, filled with a triple chocolate mousse and peach jelly. That triple chocolate mousse filling was such a huge hit… it looks great and the taste is out of this world! You can find the full tutorial with step-by-step pictures in this post.

Lastly, buy him a unique birthday present. I got him an eOne watch and made him a custom mug and a custom t-shirt. I also made him a beer can cake… scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the t-shirt and the beer can cake picture that I found on Pinterest and used it as inspiration. Read More

Triple Chocolate Mousse

Triple Chocolate Mousse Filling

Ingredients for a 12’’-14’’ cake: White chocolate layer: 500 ml (2 cups) whipping cream, divided 200 g (1 1/5 cups or 7.5 oz) white chocolate chips or grated chocolate 10 g (1.5 pouches) unflavoured gelatin … Read More

How to Make Fancy Chocolate Eggs – Happy Easter!!!

How to Make Fancy Chocolate Eggs – Happy Easter from Roxy's Kitchen!!!

I have always wanted to make my own chocolate eggs for Easter. A few weeks ago I came across some cute plastic egg molds on amazon so I decided this was the year to make my wish come true and have some fun in the kitchen. These are the chocolate molds I bought but you can find several other … Read More

Smoked Salmon Tart with Sweet Potato Crust

Smoked Salmon Tart with Sweet Potato Crust | Roxy's Kitchen

We eat salmon quite often so once in a while I like coming up with a new recipe.  If you’ve got used to my five-ingredient recipes I must warn you that this is not one of those. The recipe is still super easy to make but the ingredients list is a little longer. The good news about this Smoked Salmon … Read More

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie with Toasted Walnuts

Apple Smoothie with Cinnamon and Toasted Walnuts-3-2

You know what they say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” so if you’re struggling to eat enough raw apples, start drinking them! This Apple Cinnamon Smoothie with Toasted Walnuts is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast, an afternoon snack or a dessert.  It’s super rich in vitamins and … Read More

Quick and Easy Salad with Tuna and Corn

Quick and Easy Salad with Tuna and Corn

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I’ve been quiet lately and mostly offline. I truly enjoyed spending more time with family and friends, partying and watching (too) many movies and TV shows on Netflix :). But I’m back now and starting off the year with this Quick … Read More

Christmas Cookies Covered with Modeling Chocolate

Christmas Sugar Cookies Covered with Modeling Chocolate

To ease you into the holiday baking spirit I decided to share with you an easy recipe for cut-out Christmas Cookies Covered with Modeling Chocolate. I didn’t cover them in royal icing or fondant mainly because I tried to stay away from too much sugar. So I used modeling chocolate instead which … Read More

How to Make Modeling Chocolate for Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies

How to Make Modeling Chocolate for decorating cakes, cupcakes and cookies

Modeling chocolate is perfect for covering cakes, cupcakes, cookies or making decorative flowers or all kinds of toppers for your cakes and cupcakes. It’s the perfect alternative if you don’t want to use fondant and it tastes so much better as well! Ingredients: 340 g (12 oz) candy melts in … Read More

10 Irresistible Christmas Tree Cupcakes

10 Irresistible Christmas Tree Cupcakes | Roxy's Kitchen

Today’s post is all about Christmas Tree Cupcakes! From classic cupcakes covered with green frosting to cheesecake trees stuffed inside cupcakes to festive cupcake trees.  I mean, who can resist cupcakes? Especially when they’re so pretty! Making these cupcakes would be the perfect family … Read More

Homemade Raffaello Snowmen

Homemade Raffaello Snowmen

Winter is officially here and the holidays are just around the corner so I thought I’d share with you the cutest, the easiest and most delicious treat you can make for your kids this season – my special Homemade Raffaello Snowmen. And if you haven’t noticed already I have “a thing” for snowmen made … Read More