Birthday Cakes

I am a big fan of the stay-at-home “old fashioned” birthday party. I love creating the invitations, planning the event, the decor, party favors… pretty much anything that goes along with the big day. It’s only one time a year and what do you remember more than anything when you were a kid? Probably your birthday! I’m making sure my kids remember theirs.

I went crazy and spent a LOT of money for my son’s first birthday cake (it was really cute), but thought “I can do that!”. So I haven’t spent big money on a cake since. Here are a few cakes I have made…

Baby Girl’s First Birthday. This is a bunt cake cut in half. Very easy… note the grass paper. I took a photo of the yard and blew it up. The bugs are from a William’s Sonoma Cake pan. Those took longer to decorate than the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

This was the first cake I ever made. It was my son’s 2nd birthday. We had a music party with a live David Chicken Show. He was very spoiled at 2 years old. The invitation was a large concert poster. When I get time, I’ll put a link to my party invites.

This is the latest cake. My son is a batman freak! It’s got an oreo road. I thought the blue sides were plain, so I put clear stickers around it.


3 responses

29 08 2008

Wow–those look fantastic! I am just making cupcakes this year (for my daughter’s first), but you inspire me to try something more for next year!

31 08 2008

Great cakes! I’ve made a snake cake, and a truck cake made out of ice cream – but that’s about it!

10 09 2008

Ambrosia Girl actually just sent me this link because I`m planning on doing the hungry little catepiller for my son`s first birthday party. You are so talented and those cakes look amazing! Not sure if my baking skills are quite up to par, but this is such a wonderful inspiration!

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