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Saturday, November 26, 2011

My baby turns 1

c (little c) had his first birthday on the 20th.  The most important part of a birthday for me is the cake, and I love to make them.  This is more of a recent thing for me, but a nicely decorated cake has always been a sort of tradition in my family.  My aunt decorated cakes for a living when we were growing up, so she always decorated our cakes, and she did my kids cakes too, until I was living in NZ for one of their birthdays.  So I had to try my hand at it, and it was fun.  Now we are living far away from her again, so I have taken to cake decorating once again.  Giraffes have been c’s theme since he was born, pretty much.  So of course I did a giraffe cake for him.  I found a cute picture on pinterest that I went off of…and then also made 2 smash cakes, one for his party and one for his first birthday pictures. 

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I have never been a fan of fondant, but found this great marshmallow fondant recipe, and it is so tasty!  So much better than the store bought stuff, and once you get past the sticky, gooey stage, it’s really easy to work with as well.

I own a cricut cake mini machine, and used it to cut out the spots on the #1 giraffe and the giraffes on the smash cakes.

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I can’t believe he’s ONE!  Had to hold back tears as we sang happy birthday.  Time goes by to fast, wish they could stay babies forever!

3 comments:

  1. What a handsome man! Love the cakes! My husband decorated cakes on the side during college, and still does them occasionally, so he is our birthday cake man. We love coming up with fun cake and cupcake designs to surprise our boys on their birthday.

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  2. Happy Birthday little man! Cute cakes!

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  3. Those cakes are AMAZING!!! I've seen the marshmallow fondant recipes, but wondered how they were to work with, so good to know.

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