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Monday, September 19, 2011

My Baby Turned 2!

Ok, admittedly I am way behind on my posts.  Yes, my son did turn 2, but that was back in July - eek!  Regardless, no less important and certainly not to be skipped over.  For his first birthday we had this rather large party that I know would cause some to shake their heads as he certainly had no idea what was going on.  It was a blast, but I did swear that it was a one-time event.  The 1st is special, the 2nd...not so much.  I declared I would have dinner with his grandparents for his 2nd and that's it.  Sure Renee...sure.  Ok, the deal is, I love my family, and I can't resist having any sort of gathering with them.  So, what was one large party on his 1st, burst into three smaller parties for his 2nd!  One with his friends (he's two - friends? yes, friends - I swear he has them), one with my side of the family, and one with my hubbies' side.  Sheesh.  This boy is lucky he's so cute.  Due to the party count, I went simple with the cakes.  In fact, I didn't even take pictures of the cupcakes for his first party, as the buttercream icing was simply white with no adornments.  He loved them all though, and that is what matters the most!

Happy 85th Birthday Grandmom!

I have this dream of living to be 100 some day.  And when I do, I will be on the news because my grandkids are going to throw me a big party that will be news-worthy.  This cake makes that dream seem attainable.  You see, Shirley is my grandmother.  She is 85 and still rockin it.  She drives, goes out with friends, helps raise my 15 year old cousin, and even watches my own babies in the church nursery.  I have good genes, no doubt.  Hopefully I pass on some of these cake decorating abilities and one day my granddaughter will make me a cake on my 85th, too!

Daisy Cookies

Look out world - I am now so much more than just cakes!  I made these dainty daisy cookies for my niece's Daisy Troop.  Each daisy cookie sat upon a stick which was planted in a cookie pot.  The dirt is a brown sugar fake out.  I had a blast making these, but boy were they a lot of work!  Most likely I will be sticking to cake from now on.  The idea for these was inspired by SweetSugarBelle, who is a cookie queen.