Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fun to be One

Here are the pictures of our little birthday celebration we had for Lily today. My parents came over for dinner, presents and cake and ice-cream. Thanks Mom and Dad. we had a lot of fun.
The cake didn't turn out as great as I had hoped it would. I was too excited and had too many ideas going through my head. I thought it would be easier not having a child tell me what they wanted, but I guess not. It was kind of a work in progress with not a solid idea to start out with. I made the cake and it was such an odd shape that I had to cut a lot of cake off to get it level. So I had a level cake, but lots of leftover cake crumbs I cut off. I decided to make cake pops and turn them into flowers (and some bees) and just stick them into the cake. The problem was I put a little too much corn syrup into the almond bark I used for the pedals, so I had floppy flowers. Oh well, they still tasted good. As did the cake. I made chocolate pudding cake with chocolate ganache filling and ganache on the outside....yum.
Lily liked it too. Which is what is really important I guess.

I would like to say that this was her first time eating chocolate cake, but as this is my 3rd child, it is practically a given that she has already sampled most of the good stuff. whether I wanted her to or not.
Happy Birthday (again) sweet Lily!

8 comments:

Joan said...

You should go into cake decorating. It looks amazing!

Jane said...

The cake was beautiful and DELCIOUS! You are very talented. Thanks for having us over - we had a great time.

Nessa said...

So adorable! Happy Birthday to her!

katester said...

you can make me cute cakes like that one anytime Heather! So cute and love the pictures of lily enjoying it too!

Michelle said...

What a fun birthday. You are too hard on yourself the cake is so cute. My sister told me about that bakerlla blog too, those cake pops are so fun, stay tuned to see how Levi's birthday goodies go ?????? (we aren't having his party till the 27th, it's more like a 13 month party, oh well)
It sure has been fun watching our little babies grow up. Happy Birthday cute girl :)

Sara said...

Oh Lily is way too cute! And your cake decorating skills are amazing!

Heidi said...

The cake was beautiful Heather and man I could use a few tips ok ok I could use some lesson. Happy Birthday Lily!!!

Ali said...

I think the cake turned out really cute. You are very creative. I love the picture in her dress.