Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Look who's 2...

What is it about this time of year that makes you just want to burrow down in your nice warm bed and hibernate until spring? I truly think bears have the right idea :-)

Speaking of bears, there is one in particular that always seems to brighten up my day and bring a smile to my face: His name is Winnie the Pooh. And ever since Kyra was really little, she's loved Winnie the Pooh & all his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods. So when it came time to pick a birthday theme for this year's "turning 2" party, it was pretty much a no-brainer.

Although I don't claim to be a master baker in any sense of the word, I felt I could pull off a Winnie the Pooh cake, since Michaels had a nice cake pan in the shape of Winnie the Pooh and "it can't be that hard, right?" Imagine my horror when I looked closer at the directions for decorating said cake--from the baking & decorating Instructions for the Winnie the Pooh Cake pan:

4. Pipe-in eyes and outline and pipe-in nose with tip 3 in Black (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
5. Cover Pooh's body, arms, legs and head with tip 16 stars in Pooh Gold.

You get the idea.

For anyone who witnessed last year's homegrown Ladybug cake, you know I'll never have a future in professional cake decorating. So when I saw all these instructions--a full page in this tiny little writing, I thought, "I'm kidding myself if I think I can do this!" And it was back to the web to find a cake that wouldn't cost me a small fortune--At this point I was only out the cost of the cake pan & the Pooh Icing Set.

Now enter the eternal optimist, my dear husband. He takes a look at the instructions, says, "We can do this", and the rest, as they say, is history.

Below are some pictures from the day she turned 2, as well as the momentous Winnie the Pooh cake, which turned out pretty darn cute, if I say so myself :-)

The birthday girl--
setting a new fashion trend
(make sure to click on the picture to get the full effect)

So blessed!
(and a little overwhelmed)

The Cake

I also realized I haven't posted about our Christmas, but that can be saved for another time.

Many Blessings to you & your family in the New year!


Stephanie said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET KYRA!! Second... that outfit.... PRICELESS!! Thirdly.... the cake... AWESOME!! You are hired to make Evelyn's cake next year.. or at least help me do it... heehee!!

Happy New Year, friend!


Jos said...

Ok - that cake looks AWESOME!! Nice job!

Very cute pics of Kyra!
Happy New Year!

-- Jos

Melinda said...

I am SO impressed with the cake!

Your daughter is so adorable, confident and well behaved. Your best gifts to her has been your top-notch parenting and love.