Owl {it’s EK’s} 1st Birthday

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My friend Jen’s little girl turned 1! I had the privilege of making her a smash cake as well as cupcakes for her friends and family! 

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How adorable is this photo banner that Jen made!

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Here is the Birthday cake & cupcakes

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Here is the Birthday girl!! How freaking cute is this bday hat?! and HER NAME!!!

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Table scape

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printables via andersruff 

What a great FIRST Birthday!!

Hope you enjoy.

xoxo, mama bird

Birdie Birthday {inspiration}

via Tipjunkie

I am helping plan a 1st Birthday party with a “bird” theme!! I am so in love, I am sure you can see why!! BIRDS!!!!

Princess fairy tale themed banner (5 flag)SWEET LITTLE Birdie Shabby Chic Bird Applique Onesie or Shirt

 flag, bird onesie

I found some wonderful inspiration via etsy, pinterest and various other sites all noted below the pics.

Blossom Birdie SetSweet  Birdie Birthday Party Package from Party Pops

Birdie Birthday, bird outfit

Create Your Own Personalized Custom Bloomers Diaper Cover Baby Girl Toddler So Cute Birdie Double Ribbon Birthday Photoshoot Free Monogrammed

Bird bloomers, cake via Pink Cake Box

tables cape via stationeryscoop.blogspot.com

love the outdoor elements brought in! IN LOVE with the tree trunk cake stand! via

Birds Nest Flower Girl Basket

Bird Nest flower basket

Can’t wait to celebrate baby Teagan’s 1st Birthday!!

xoxo, mama bird

J’s 1st Birthday

Cupcake-Tuesday-3 A dear friend asked me to make her grandson’s FIRST birthday cake! She was so excited to have him, his Mommy & Daddy home for a visit and the BONUS of a Birthday  party was just too fun!!

BirthdayBibNew She shared with me a great bib she found at Jenny’s, one of our favorite gift shops, it was the perfect inspiration for the cake!! I made baby j his own personal cake with orange fondant stripes and blue polka dots and cupcakes for all the family and friends with #1 in fondant and sprinkles!

I just LOVE a BIRTHDAY and the FIRST one is Super Special!! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

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xoxo, Mama Bird

Rock Star 1st Birthday!

How much fun did I have doing the “Rock Star” themed birthday party this weekend? TONS!!!
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I did a big guitar cake for all the guests at G-man’s Party and this adorable smash cake for the Birthday Boy!  His cake was a banana pound cake with chocolate frosting and the guitar was a choco-chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. OMG it is MY new fav! De-fricking lish!!

Best EVER Peanut Butter Frosting

1 stick of butter
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
1 32 oz bag powdered sugar
Cream all ingredients, but sugar. Slowly add powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments.  Sometimes you will use the whole bag, sometimes more, sometimes less. I think it has to do with the humidity. Which here in NC we already have had 90 degree sticky days and I am finding I am using more sugar in all my frosting recipes. Who knows?
For G’s cake I used red fondant stars and threaded craft wire between 2 stars and sealed with a little vodka! I know you must have just gasped! It was literally less than a drop! I read somewhere that we working with fondant using alcohol opposed to water would seal quicker as the alcohol evaporates and the water just makes a sticky mess. It worked! I made them around midnight last night and the were perfect this morning!! And didn’t they turn out cute! I am posting another pic cause I just love it!!
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I know I am a dork!

me 

mixer love
Next up….
Paw-Paw’s Golf Cake
How to Train your Dragon cake & cupcakes

What’s Baking? Eggless Chocolate Cake

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Baby Bray is turning 1 and he is allergic to all sorts of food especially eggs. So, I looked at a ton of different recipes to come up with what I hope to be a DELISH Chocolate Cake without eggs, butter or milk.

1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking  soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c warm water
2 tsp of white vinegar
1 T vanilla

Mix everything together and bake at 350. I had an odd shaped dish and so it took apx 50 mins to cook. I then made Chocolate Frosting  that you find on the back of the cocoa powder box. As he can’t have the milk chocolate chips I would normally use.

Here are the cupcakes his Big Sister and Cousins enjoyed!

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me

Monkey Birthday Party

This is my favorite pic of j at his 1st Birthday Party!

These are the cupcakes I made for j’s friends! I just LOVE cupcakes!!
I used mini vanilla wafers for the muzzle, cherrios for the ears and m&m’s for the eyes. I made my favorite Banana Pound Cake & Chocolate icing. They were a huge hit!

Here is the cake I made for him! This time I used icing for all the features.