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 

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