Have Your Cake and Drink It Too

I had a birthday celebration/reunion a couple of weeks ago with college roommates.

A tradition I hope will continue and that started last year when we celebrated our milestone birthdays.

Instead of cake, we sipped martinis, so we had our cake and drank it too~  celebrating with Lolita Birthday Cake Martini Glasses!

All Lolita Martini Glasses come with a drink recipe on the bottom~ instead of using vanilla vodka, I used cake vodka I had from indulging in a Red Velvet Cake Teeny Tasting.


You can indulge in a number of creative cake/dessert martinis courtesy Pinnacle Cake Vodka here.

I followed the Lolita recipe, but substituted cake vodka for vanilla, and Godiva® chocolate liqueur for the almond liqueur, omitting the lemon zest.

I dipped the rim of the glass with some vanilla frosting that I had left over, added sprinkles, and a generous dollop of whipped cream~ enough to hold a candle.

The Pinnacle Birthday Cake Martini recipe also calls for 1/2 teaspoon of white cake mix, which might make the martini taste more “cakey” :)

Birthday Cake in a glass~ not just for 21-year-olds :)

Light the candle and serve with Happy Birthday Wishes!

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25 responses to “Have Your Cake and Drink It Too

  1. Mary, this is so clever! I have never thought to have a cake in a glass. What an unusual “twist” to celebrations.

  2. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Mary….I LOVE your Birthday Martini recipe…I love that you substituted the almond for Godiva Chocolate liqueur…I am so trying this!….Wonderful presentation as always….Have a great weekend!!! Glad you had a great time with your college roommates!

  3. Love, love, love!!!!

  4. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

    First of all, Happy Belated Birthday! Secondly, YUM! That martini looks delicious! I’d not heard of the Lolita martini glasses before, but I love that they have recipes on them. I had heard of the cake flavored vodka and have wondered about it. Did it REALLY taste like cake? What a fun celebration.

  5. Belated birthday wishes, Mary.
    I love this idea, will have to look for supplies when we visit SC in October.
    The cocktail glasses are fab! A must have purchase for sure.

  6. YEEHAW!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

  7. a beach diary...

    Happy belated wishes to you, but I am guessing your wishes came true when you can drink them down too!

  8. You didn’t tell me it was your birthday! Happy, Happy Belated Birthday Wishes!!!! A birthday celebration with long time girlfriends is a wonderful idea. Love the special stems and the recipe sounds delish. I need to make a shopping list. ;-)
    Enjoy your weekend, birthday girl! ~ Sarah

  9. OMGoodness, THANK YOU for posting this!!! My best friend and I share a birthday! Isn’t that amazing in itself??!!! We ALWAYS celebrate together.So, this year I am going to get these glasses and make us “Cake in a glass”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is perfect, as we are both Cosmo girls. She is gonna LOVE this! Thanks again and belated Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Ellen Beeton

    What fun! Fabulous ideas, thanks for sharing. You always post such beautiful pictures. They are so inviting.

  11. You come up with the cleverest ideas!
    I had seen a program on TV about Lolita and her martini glasses, but haven’t actually seen them except in photos…A simple idea that turned her into a millionaire!
    Happy Belated Birthday, Mary….may you drink cake for many more years!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday! You always have the most unique posts. What a fun idea to drink your birthday cake! I had heard of cake flavored vodka but wasn’t sure if it really tasted like cake or not. What a fun post! Wishing you many more years of drinking your birthday cake.

  13. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Happy B-Day-that’s a fun idea! No doubt it was a great time, wishing you all many more:@)

  14. Now that’s my kind of cake :) What a great way to celebrate and, as always, I love all of your added ‘touches’.

  15. Happy belated Birthday! The drink sounds yummy. Sounds like a fun time with your friends. Wish you a lovely week ahead.

  16. Oh my goodness! This is so cute. What a great idea. I just have to taste this birthday cake drink! YUMMY! Thanks for bringing this wonderful libation to ON THE MENU MONDAY

  17. Happy Birthday! Birthday martini’s are the best! You have a lovely blog. Visiting from On the Menu Monday!!

  18. How cute is this!!! I know y’all had so much fun getting together and enjoying birthday cake martinis! :D

  19. Happy birthday and what a way to celebrate!! You girls know how to throw a party!!

  20. How cute!!!! I’m a big martini girl. I like mine with just vodka with a kiss of vermouth, but this would be a fun dessert for me. (Does that sound like a seasoned alcoholic talking? ;-)) Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!!

  21. Such a sweet idea…Who doesn’t love love a martini and especially a beautiful glass. Happy Belated Birthday.

  22. Wow! This looks fabulous – what a fun idea! Happy (belated) Birthday!

  23. Hey there. We love this blog post…do you mind if we share it on the Pinnacle Vodka Facebook page?

  24. Feel free!


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