This was the first birthday party I just served dessert and boy was it a breeze. Before I served a meal too and it was so much work. I let her pick some fun things out at the Dollar Store for her friends to paint and some goodies for them to take home.
She is a bundle of energy and always ready to do something. She is my little helper; some days I am amazed at how well she can clean up the house. Then other days it feels like I'm telling a sloth to hurry:) Natalie and her are becoming good friends that also fight like girls. Lots of hair pulling and also lots of fun times too.
She wanted a barbie cake. My mom would make barbie cakes for us girls using a bundt cake pan. I used 6" layered cake pans and shaved off the cake to look like a skirt. She seemed to be delighted with the results.
My go-to birthday cake recipe is from Natasha's Kitchen.
Click to see the recipes. For the icing I use her cream cheese buttercream from this cake recipe and use raspberries instead. I love her Vanilla cupcake recipe... I just double the recipe for layer cakes and bake them 20-25 minutes.
These girls keep me smiling.
Grandpa was home so he could come to her party!
We love you Caroline,
Mom and Dad