Hi Everyone, I am a newlywed and have always loved to cook, bake, and entertain. Lately I decided to start making cakes and now I can't stop; whether its cakes, cupcakes, cake truffles, etc!! I just love everything about them... the creativity, versatility, and the love that they bring to those who eat them.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lady Bug 1st Birthday Cake

Happy 1st Birthday Abigail.

This was such a fun party and my sister-in-law did such a great job with all the Lady Bug decorations. She even made each of the girls Lady Bug headbands that had antennas on them. How creative!
This cake turned out so cute! It is a vanilla and chocolate layered cake covered with buttercream icing and fondant accents. The Lady Bug was Abigail’s smash cake. It was a vanilla cake covered in buttercream icing and topped off with fondant. We didn’t want Abigail to eat a bunch of red dye so we decided to cover the smash cake in red fondant and have white icing underneath. So when she was ready to SMASH, we pulled the fondant off the back of the lady bug and boy did she DIG IN!!! It was sooo funny… I have never seen a one year old eat so much cake in my entire life. She literally picked up the entire cake and tried to eat it. She ate the WHOLE thing (well probably only about half of it actually made it in her mouth and the rest in her lap-lol) but boy did she LOVE it! She just kept eating and eating…. Way to go Abby.

Here’s the birthday girl..

My husband and I with the birthday girl.
Family shot..