Friday, July 25

Forget Photo Friday

My baby is 2 today!
I can hardly believe it. Seems like only yesterday she looked like this:

Sigh. It really does go so fast.

We celebrated her birthday last weekend along with 2 other July birthdays - my grandma-in-law and my oldest niece. I was lucky enough to be in charge of the cake. I made a white cake with yellow colored butter cream frosting. My youngest thinks everything is 'yehyow' so her cake definitely had to be. Figured the others liked yellow just fine.

The cake turned out great - not too dense or flat and had a great vanilla taste. I don't think the frosting was a true butter cream as it only called for 1/4 cup of butter, not the 2 sticks that I saw in many other recipes. It tasted good, though - maybe a bit too sweet. Recipes can be found here and here.

I got the cake decoration idea from a magazine(waiting for the dentist), I think it was Family Fun or something similar. Tried to find it online, but couldn't. If anyone runs into it, please send me the link. The flowers are made with spice drops (halved) and sliced almonds. There was another cake in the article that was decorated with Teddy Grahams. It was darling too.

Happy Friday to you all!

Hope to see you on Monday for Muffin Tin Monday. I'll be announcing the NEXT CHALLENGE! Thanks again for making the rainbow challenge so fun! I truly enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading the posts.


Jessica said...

Have a great birthday celebration. That cake is lovely!!!! I've left you a little treat at my blog! I hope you enjoy it! Jessica

Anonymous said...

Oh sweetness! And the cake looks wonderful too. Your baby is just a few months older than mine. They do grow so fast!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cake. And what a beautiful little girl! Congratulations. :)

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday A!!! Great job on that cake Mama!

Anonymous said...

Awww, happy birthday to you sweet little girl! The cake is so pretty too.

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday to your not so little baby!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! That cake is awesome.

Amanda @ said...

oh sniff, sniff! I don't know how my little baby has come to be 5 1/2 either. I just don't know how the time has passed so quickly!

I love the gumdrop/sliced almond flowers on the cake. Such a simple, lovely design, it really makes the cake!

Kelly said...

What a truly elegant cake!
May I just say I love your blog and thanks for the inspiration of Muffin Tin Mondays! I'm hooked and can't wait for Mondays.....thanks again!

Mrs.French said...

Our little ones share the same birthday! My little guy turned 3 on the 25th! Happy Birthday to your little girl...lovely blog you have here!

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