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 comments for “Have Your Cake and Drink It Too

  1. June 2, 2012 at 7:01 am

    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
    June 2, 2012 at 7:43 am

    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. June 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Love, love, love!!!!

  4. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida
    June 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

    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. June 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

    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. June 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

    YEEHAW!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

  7. a beach diary...
    June 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

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

  8. June 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

    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. June 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    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. June 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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

  11. June 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    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. June 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    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
    June 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

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

  14. June 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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

  15. June 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

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

  16. June 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    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. June 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

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

  18. June 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

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

  19. June 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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

  20. June 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    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. June 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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

  22. June 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

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

  23. November 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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

    • November 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Feel free!


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