Friday, March 05, 2010

Birthday crazy

Over the next week I'm going to try and post a little more. My daughter's fourth birthday is coming up and I have a lot of fun things planned for her and her friends that I want to feature.

Today I want to remember her past birthday cakes.

For her first birthday I did the cupcake tower above. I went through my pictures and printed wallet sizes of her from each month that I liked. I tried not to choose her professional photos, but those that showed what she was like each month. I used the party pixs from Wilton to hold the pictures. The pictures were mounted on white paper and I labeled how old she was in each picture. I did a simple striped frosting, piped with a star tip and sprinkled with pink sugar. For a first birthday it was cute.

Her second birthday was all about Elmo. I live in Fort Wayne IN and I have an excellent cake supply store in town. I made a basic 8 inch two layer cake with buttercream frosting. I used an edible image of Elmo and bright sprinkles to decorate. I loved how easy the image was to work with. Since my family loves cupcakes I also made small and large cupcakes decorated Elmo icing heads and Sesame Street picks. It was a fun theme for a two year old.

For her third birthday, we went to the jungle. I made the lion cake from the Wilton yearbook 2008. It is made with the daisy pan and the soccer ball pan (very high cake). I made chocolate curls out of orange (white chocolate) and chocolate. I also ended up making cupcakes at the last minute when my brother was worried there wouldn't be cupcakes (like I said earlier - they love my cupcakes). We laughed because when I striped the bag for the cupcakes I wasn't thinking - I did orange and green for the colors of the party goods, they looked more like the Irish flag (good since St. Patty'y Day was a couple of days away). I enjoyed how they turned out.

I won't list the party theme for the year yet - just enjoy what I did for the cake yesterday out of royal icing.

I have a lot to do in the next week.....



Marlene said...

Great cake ideas! I think my 3 year old granddaughter has requested a "colourful" cake. She saw a cake mix called "confetti" and wants it done up with purple icing. Glad it's not my department. Mommy will have to fill the request.

dragonlaidi said...

Wonderful job on all of it. Big job