Friday, January 21, 2011

My Two Favorite Children's Birthday Cakes {Martha Mode}

Dragon cake baked via me

Castle cake baked by me

The joy!
Periodically, I browse through all my photos from the past.  It is fun to relive all the great times we have had.  However, looking at them reminds me of how quickly the years have gone by.  So, it is a little heart aching to see how much my daughter has grown and matured.  When she was just a little peanut, I loved making her birthday a special day.  I would get so wrapped up in the creative end of things!  I have been know to stay up well into the morning hours baking and building one of these cakes you see above.  It was well worth it to see my daughters reaction on the day of her party.  My creations were a big hit!  I did not have a blog then so my photos are not the greatest!  If you would like instructions on how to make the 3-D dragon (dinosaur) cake, go here.  I followed some of the directions and then improvised and added what I thought would make the dragon more appropriate for a girls birthday.  The colored stones are actually candy!  The theme was castles, dragons, and princesses.  The castle cake was made with about 7 layers of cake, frosting, candy and glittered (edible) ice cream cones.  We have all experienced when we are in "Martha Mode".  You know when you are trying to make everything "just so" or even perfect.  My cakes may not have been perfect, and I may have been running around like a mad woman creating these parties, but in the end I enjoyed my efforts!  Too see how happy my little girl was made me so glad I put in all that effort.  We will always have these great memories!

We made sure we had a jumping castle too!  Cheesy, but the kids love it and I was able to build a whole castle/princess theme around the cake and the jumper!  Those were fun birthdays!  Enjoy!


{All photos taken via me and property of Living It At Home}

6 wonderful comments:

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the cakes! Do you still bake them for your daughter even though she is getting big? I'm sure she would love it.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, the cakes are gorgeous!!

VictoriaArt said...

Totally fab! Love both, the castle is quite amazing with all the turrets....
I made once a barbie cake! You know the kind, with doll sticking out and hoop skirt!
Was really fun!
Now I am letting the kids decide what they want for cake! We bake them usually!

xoxo V.

Hamptontoes said...

Great cakes! And the bouncy house...nothing "cheesey" about a place that makes kids smile...isn't that what childhood is about? I love sinking my teeth into fun birthday ideas for my children...working on one right now.

Mrs. French said...

oh my, I am smitten. They are amazing!

Birthday Party Ideas said...

Love your cakes! The first one is so adorable!

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