I'm a little late... but this past week was a whirlwind of prepartaions and fun!
Believe it or not... Carlos Sebastian turned 1 on July 29th!!! I still find it hard to believe that it has been a year since my baby was born! I can vividly remember that day like it was yesterday... and it makes me a little sappy. Yes I get the oooh my baby is getting big.... but I'm fighting it back!
So we threw a birthday bash a week ago, mostly because my sister was flying to Colombia this friday and wouldn't be here if we threw the party this past saturday. But it was great!!!!
I was very excited to make his birthday cake... what with all my vast experience as a cake baker. So I got the Wilton's Year Book to check out the cute cake ideas and see what I could come up with. So I picked the most complicated cake I could possibly find and said "What the hell... I know I can do it!!"
Yes, its completely edible.... and I was determined to make it!
So I began, 3 days befor the birthday to create the circus creatures that would decorate the cake.
Here are the "heads" and the other pieces of fondant I would need to make the animals.
Oh, did I mention that I have NO EXPERIENCE WHAT SO EVER working with fondant??? Oh yes, my cake decorating experience is limited to buttercream frosting and roses.
These are the brownie "bodies"
Yes, I know I look awful... it was only like 98 degrees for four days straight!!! Even the AC wasn't cooling the apartment down enough to make it comfortable.
Monkeys and Tigers
The completed product!!!
Isn't it cute? Yes... I noticed AFTER that I left a HUGE gap in between the two circles on the front of the cake...and of course by this point they were pretty much stuck on the cake so I had to leave them. Oh well... it is an ORIGINAL.
Then off to the party... and the big reveal! I was sweating bullets, because I didn't want anyone to say that it looked crappy. I knew it wasn't horrible, but I was stll worried that it wasn't good enough.
So breath held, I brought the cake out....
THEY ALL LOVED IT!!!!
The kids all ran over calling the animals they wanted....
The adults asked me what bakery I had bought it from and if it had cost a lot....
The birthday boy couldn't wait to grab the elephants!
I was ecstatic! I really didn't expect anyone other than the kids to love it... but they did!
I made a butter cake with strawberry jam filling, buttercream frosting and fondant!
I loved the fact that when my cousin asked me what bakery I had gotten the cake from, my mom's friend quickly stated that "SHE MADE THIS HERSELF!!!"
I couldn't stop smiling!
Isn't he cute as a button??? My mother-in-law sent me this outfit and I think he looks like a little doll.
The birthday pavillion...
Sebastian enjoying his fondant elephant...
The birthday boy taking a wack at the pinata!
hee hee hee... He's sooo scrawny! poor Tyler...
Sneaking a peek at the big gift bag...
He LOVED this dinosaur walker thingy...
Then a dip in the pool...
I love this pic of all my boys!
Surfing on dad's flip flops!
I don't have any more pics because I got lazy and then put the birthday boy to bed.
But all in all it was a fabulous party!
AND I got a bunch of requests for birthday cakes!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEBAS!!!