Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to my beautiful boy!

Hard to believe it has been 10 years since my beautiful boy made his appearance into this world.

On Friday he took cupcakes to school for his class. We printed up these awesome Harry Potter house flags (from to put on the top of each cupcake. He randomly picked a cupcake for each class mate, and yelled out the house name as he handed them out. Tee hee.

My boy requested a Hogwarts Castle cake for his birthday. i am good a lot of things. Decorating cakes is NOT one of them. ha ha. Honestly, it came out a lot better than i thought it would. It was lumpy and lopsided. i made fondant for the first (and last) time. As soon as i put it on the cake, it began to dry, crack and wrinkle. It was the most unappetizing thing ever, it looked like a pile of elephant skin. :) However once i added the windows, and used the edge of a knife to make bricks it started to look slightly better. i added the green vines to cover an area where the cake corner had begun to fall apart. For the details i just used a ziplock bag that had a corner snipped, i really need to get myself some decorators tips. i really think that if i'd had some i could have improved the look of the cake a ton.

As much as i want to be that mom that throws awesome parties, i am not. i do not like parties, especially in the winter, inside my tiny little house. So as an alternative to a birthday party we allowed him to invite a couple of his friends bowling. My husband took them (hee hee) , and then they all came back for cake afterwards. The kids thought it was the coolest cake ever, and didn't seem to notice that it was lumpy or lopsided.

It has all gone by so fast, like the blink of an eye. What an amazing journey it has been so far.
Happy Birthday my beautiful boy!


  1. I think your cake is wonderful x

  2. I don't like throwing parties either. Bowling sounds like a great alternative.

    You did awesome with that cake! I would've been terrified attempting something of that magnitude.