So, my princess turned three on Sunday.
I can't tell you how glad I am that the festivities are behind us. Planning her party this year proved to be very taxing regardless of how organized I tried to be. Perhaps it was the 101 trips to every surrounding Target to find enough matching watering cans to give to the kids as favors? (the little baggie is filled with sunflower seeds)
Or the two, yes two cakes that ripped in half while I was removing them from the pan. Thankfully I was able to salvage the second one and made a third to turn into this (don't mind the frosting oozing from the center, not quite sure why that happened)
Or maybe it was the dozen cookies on a stick decorated with royal icing to stick in little buckets full of chocolate cake (dirt) and ice cream, topped with green frosting (grass.) What's that? Oh wait, that means I baked four cakes in one day. Three yellow for the main cake (one of which became lunch) and one chocolate for the kids' flower pot cakes.
Of course, it didn't help that I muttered the phrases "don't touch the cookies" or "no, you may not eat the frosting" about a gazillion times to both my husband and daughter. :)
All in all, the party was a huge success. The kids loved their flower pot cakes (I think the adults were a little jealous.) The buckets served dual purposes, first to serve cake in, then to be filled with dirt to grow their sunflower seeds in. Clever, eh?
And what's a birthday blog post without a photo of the birthday/cheerleader/fairy/biker girl?