Monday, December 23, 2013

Colin's 4th Birthday Superhero Party!

My son Colin is obsessed with superheroes.  His favorites are Spiderman, Superman and Batman.  So we had to have a party that included all 3!  He was also very clear that he wanted his real guys (plastic figurines) not fondant ones on his cake...what a guy, saved me hours of work!  So here is Colin's Spiderman, Superman, and Batman Superhero Party!  Happy Birthday buddy, we love you and think you are the most Super guy around!
Bottom tier Birthday Cake (yellow cake with sprinkles) and top tier chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and fondant decorations.

T-shirts for a the little superheroes, favor bags and red felt capes!

I purchased the "Super Alphabet" from Anders Ruff.

Princess Sofia Cake and Cupcakes

This mini cake and cupcakes were created for a little girl who loves Sofia the First.  Happy Birthday Ava!

Sofia's amulet

Lemon Petal Cake

This cake was for my mom's friend Joanne's birthday.  It was a lemon cake with lemon buttercream.  Happy Birthday Joanne!

Trains and 2s

These cupcakes were for our good friends' son Sam who turned 2.  They are half yellow and half chocolate all iced in buttercream and topped with a 2 or a train.  Happy Birthday Sam!

Happy Halloween!

We hosted a Halloween party for some of our friends and their children.  Addie and Colin created the dessert table.  So proud of their decorating skills...they baked and decorated the cupcakes themselves!

Chocolate covered Halloween Oreos

Peeps on easy and a big hit with the kids!

One last look at the cupcakes, purple by Addie and green by Colin!

"A" for Andrea!

These cupcakes were for a fundraiser for my friend Andrea.  She is an amazing person, and I was happy to have the opportunity to be a part of her fundraiser.

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream with mini chocolate chips, yum!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bridget's 1st Birthday Sesame Street Extravaganza!

It has taken me a long time to get around to doing this post.  Maybe I'm a little sad that this was our last 1st birthday party...OK not maybe, definitely.  I decided a while back that our daughter Bridget's 1st birthday would be a Sesame Street theme.  Our oldest, Addie,  had an Elmo 1st birthday and Colin had a Cookie Monster 1st birthday.  Also we took a trip to Sesame Place in PA this summer, so it seemed only fitting that Miss B should have a Sesame Street Party!  
I started making things for her party a month beforehand.  I purchased some adorable printables and started printing, cutting, framing and stringing.  I made the cute little visors, Elmo and Cookie Monster pompoms and painted character buckets for each child coming to the party.  The cake was 3 tiers, bottom tier chocolate with Oreo buttercream and top two tiers yellow with buttercream.  The top tier served as Bridget's smash cake (a first in our house, the other two didn't have smash cakes).  The cake was surrounded by Cookie Monster cupcakes, Elmo chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate chip cookie cupcakes with chocolate chip cookie dough frosting, Elmo and Cookie sugar cookies, and B and 1 sugar cookies for everyone to take home.  
I have to say I have never seen anyone enjoy his or her 1st birthday cake as much as Bridget did...must have been all the sweets her sister and brother had given her priming her for the experience!  So here are way too many pictures of our last 1st birthday party...Happy Birthday Bridget, can't believe you're already one, you truly complete our family and we love you so much!