Thursday, August 11, 2011

Year One Cake

Although I have many hobbies- baking and cake decorating are not among them. 
But when duty calls as a mom, I try my best to live up to the challenge. 
Today that meant making my daughter's first birthday cake. 

These days with all the blogs, Pintrest, and social networking- I see a lot of really cute cakes, parties, and all the trimmings that go along with birthdays, but sometimes even when I see cute ideas it doesn't necessarily mean I can recreate them or even afford them for that matter. 

So for my daughter's birthday we just kept things simple. It was her first birthday so she definitely had no expectations! ;)

I wanted to keep with the Red, Yellow, and Blue color theme to match her birthday shirt. Pretty much the only decorations were the cake and some balloons. That meant that the birthday girl was the star attraction- which is how it should be. Right? :)

For her cake I used the Wilton Big Cupcake Pan which made the job a lot easier.
 Cake mix from a box.
Some store bought frosting.
Yellow food coloring.
Yellow sugar sprinkles.
Candy pearl sprinkles.
Leftover fabric for the bunting banner.
And skewer sticks to hold the banner up.

And then topped it off with a candle to finish it.

As for the cake stand, I tipped a baking dish upside down and used that to display the cake. Sometimes you just gotta work with what you have when you are on budget. :)

That's it! Pretty much the simplest cake you can make in my judgement.

Linked here.


  1. Absolutely darling. We missed the sweet little birthday girl today. The boys kept saying to Riley, "your cousin turned one today, just like you!!! She's a big girl too!" Sorry we didn't call. Mom said you guys were doing a party with friends at the park and we didn't want to call during it. We love you!!

  2. I love how it looks like one giant, huge cupcake. Those cake pans are fun. I hope she made a really big mess :) Hope you guys had a great day! ♥

  3. This is so cute!!

    I'm a new follower and found you from one of last week's blog hops! I love finding crafty blogs. Can't wait to see more!


  4. Love the bunting and giant cupcake :) Great job!

  5. That is so cute! Is there anything you can't do girl? :)

  6. LOVE love it. Seriously. So cute, and I love the little flags on the top. I loved her shirt too. Good thing I know you, because you are way awesome.

  7. Super cute. I have that cake pan and love it. FUN! Sharing it on FB!
    504 Main


    I featured this on my blog today for tasty treats tuesday!!!
    I love it. Following you now

  9. LOVE this!! I have been thinking about getting this cupcake pan for a while :) Did it slice ok? And I have the pennant cake decoration pinned on my Pinterest too! Your cake turned out great- the sprinkles and candle are super cute add ons!

  10. This is such a cute cake. I am starting to plan my son's first birthday party. Thank you for sharing. I hope you will link this up at my Delight Me party at Doodles & Doilies!

  11. So cute. Great job. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :) (New follower, cute blog!) :)


  12. Adorable! I actually really like the baking almost looks like a regular cupcake on top of a turned over ramekin!

  13. Thank you for linking up to Delight Me (Doodles & Doilies). I love this cake! I hope you will continue to join us and show off all of your creativity!

  14. This is ADORABLE!! I am going to pin this for future reference for when my little one gets here (due this fall=)

    Nice job!

    -Adriane @

  15. This is adorable!! I love the bunting!


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