Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Weekend: Painting, Cake Making and Bday Partying... Photobomb!

This weekend was a pretty busy one for us. On Saturday we revisited the zoo with my roommate/bestie in the afternoon. Aurora was a little cranky but overall we definitely still had a good time! Then I spent the rest of the evening finishing up a nursery painting and making a cake! 
Our friends' little girl was having her first birthday party on Sunday! I had been working on a painting for her room all week. They LOVE owls and have owl things all over for her, so I figured what could be more perfect then a picture of a little owl family that looked just like theirs?! Here's what I came up with:

I was pretty proud of the wrapping too!
Then it was on to the cake. I love the idea of fancy little smash cakes for first birthdays! The party theme was owls, of course, and the colors were hot pink and lime green. Step one was creating a tiny layer cake with green and pink sponge. (It's sitting on a breadcrumb can to give you some size perspective...)

Then some frosting...
Our apartment was very warm so piping the frosting wasn't really working. I ended up doing the detail with a toothpick! Then I cut some ears and wings out of fruit leather, mini Oreo eyes with licorice pupils and carved orange slice candies for a beak and feet!

Not bad huh??
This was my first attempt at a fully decorated and themed smash cake and I have to say I was pretty proud of myself! Somehow we managed a 30 minute drive with me holding the cake on my lap. There was one or two close calls because the weather was pretty bad so my roommate seemed to have a little bit of a tough time driving in the downpours but we made it. And then? Well.... I dropped the whole thing on the ground in their driveway.
I was SO bummed. They are going to try to salvage it since only the top really got messed up and some of the frosting can be scraped off, but they never got to see how cute it was in person! 
As for the party, it was a pretty good time. It took me a little while to accept that the cake got ruined so I could settle down and enjoy it but I saw some great friends there and there were tons of kids running around so I snapped out of it eventually. Aurora seemed to have a blast and proved once again that she's anything but shy and timid! She was crawling all over trying to get her hands on everything and eating up the attention.

Aurora didn't really seem too interested in playing with the other kids but they were all older than her. She was more concerned with putting all the toys (and crayons) in her mouth!

Aurora loves eating EVERYTHING.
So... despite a little rough patch, we had a pretty great weekend!
How about you?!


Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday! Omgh! I absolutely heart the cake

Trying to go green said...

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MelissaAggie98 said...

Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

LisaWeidknecht said...

What a neat cake!!!

Laura said...

Wait. YOU made that stuff? Seriously? I'm jealous. And I feel WAY inferior. See, this is why I just don't even try crafty things. I'm terrible at them! I think that is just about the cutest cake I've ever seen, and I'm so sorry it met its demise in the driveway. I think the pictures do say a thousand words, though, because I'm definitely impressed!

Visiting you from vB :)

Dayna Musto said...

That cake was so adorable - you are so creative. I'm a new follower from VB. Have a great day.


MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks so much ladies!!
I'm heading over to follow anyone I've missed!

Laura: Thanks!!! To be fair, I used to paint and draw all the time when I was much younger and I took tons of art classes as a teen. In my adult life I because obsessed with cooking and baking so I guess I was just playing to my strengths? Pretty bummed about the cake but they said it was salvagable! So glad I got pictures before I almost destroyed it, after the tumble is wasn't nearly as cute!

Jenn said...

You are so talented! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the owl painting. Oh my goodness, I was so sad for you when I read about the cake falling on the ground! After all that effort... at least you got pictures of it before it fell!

I am sure you will have many more beautiful creations to come, and this will just be a laughable moment in the future!

I'm stopping by from voiceBoks! It's nice to meet you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

MsAngelStarr said...

Aw thank you so much!! Nice to meet you too!

JRFrugalMom said...

I love love love both the painting and the cake. You have a gift!

Thank you for participating in last week’s Wednesday Window @ Frugality Is Free. I hope you’ll stop by to link up your favorite blog post this week as well.

Tee-iabo Designs said...

LOVE THIS! So much talent you have. If that cake tasted as good as it looks, I know it was slamming! ♥when you show your baked wares. You really should think about cake art as a business. Of course from what I can see you are blessed with quite a few gifts. The painting is super cute as well.

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