Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ahuva's First Birthday

Would you believe me if I said that Ahuva made it herself? I didn't think so.  Preparing this cake has kept me busy for a couple weeks. First baking and freezing both cakes (the large rectangle on the bottom and the 1 cake on top), the royal icing drop flowers that were made 2 weeks ahead of time, the double-batch of buttercream frosting that was made last week. I finally got to put it all together tonight in time for her party tomorrow. Can't wait for Ahuva to smush it all over her face!

You can't eat just one. Or maybe you can. (Pun intended). These one cookies were super-easy, directions to follow in a coming post.

 Party City's gimmicky first birthday paraphernalia, which of course, we bought into.

Don't pretend you don't dream of those Cake Pop pans you see in the infomercials.  I couldn't resist when I saw them on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond.  The pops are dipped in white chocolate and are coated with gorgeous, shimmery purple and pink glitter, which this picture really does not do justice.

Ahuva having her cake and smushing it too!