Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lia's 4th Birthday Cake

Around our house, the big topic of conversation, as your birthday approaches, or perhaps the day before your birthday, goes something like this:  "What do you want on your birthday cake this year?", asks the Mommy who is starting to panic because no birthday cake has been made and party guests are coming the next day or maybe in a few hours!  And then birthday child will say... "Mommy I want a ____ cake with ____ on it."  And Mommy will scramble to make that happen.  Lia was indecisive about her cake and party theme so we spent some time on Walmart's website and it was decided that we would do a Hello Kitty birthday this year.  I was happy because Hello Kitty is simple!  At Walmart, after looking at all the options, Lia still wanted Hello Kitty.  I was hoping to buy a Hello Kitty cake pan and decorate it with the star icing tip like I did for David's cake a few years ago... but they didn't have it that at Walmart.  They did have cupcake tower which we all thought would be fabulous so we added that to our cart and headed home to get to work!

 Lia picked chocolate cake this year!  Everybody likes chocolate cake.

 Lia was so blessed to have her Godmother here to help her make the cupcakes!  It is such a big deal for my kids to "help" make their cakes.

And what a BIG girl with the mixer!

Licking the mixer attachments is the best part!

There was enough batter left to make a small round cake in addition to the cupcakes.  This was a very good think since my Walmart cupcake stand was missing a few key pieces and needed to be returned!  Lia is adding the sprinkles here.

It came out pretty cute.  Typically, Hello Kitty does not have a mouth.... but Lia wanted a smiley face so there it is.

Here is our make-shift cupcake tower.  The star candles really made it festive.  Emily was very proud to ice the cupcakes with her fancy frosting spatulas (thank you Peg!) and it all came out really special for Lia's 4th birthday.

I think she was quite pleased with the results!  Happy Birthday Sweetie!  Love you.

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