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Happy Birthday!

Party season continues in our family!

Saturday we had the 20th(!) birthday party for my youngest daughter.  You may remember the invitation from this earlier post

As you can guess from the invitation, she chose a sunflower theme, with a blue color scheme, but with a cat cake. 

 The cake is chocolate baked in the Wilton Animal Crackers Pan.  The pan is shaped like a bear but I have used to make a frog (but not the one on the website), a reindeer and of course bears (including a pirate bear- long story!).  Every time I think that my kids have outgrown it and I can give it away, we find a new use for it. The "fur" is piped icing using the multi-opening tip, Wilton #233.  This tip is also very flexible. I have used it for fur, obviously, grass on a football field and in an Easter basket and for fireworks. The details are all made from fondant. 

I made a "Happy Birthday" Pennant using the Cricut Essentials cartridge and some sunflowers using my new favorite cartridge, Flower Shoppe.  I am sure you will be seeing more flowers in future posts!  

I have a confession to make- I did not take these pictures at the party- I was having too much fun (see below).  I set up this "photo shoot" the morning after the party.  Of course we had real sunflowers and some other beautiful flowers my mother brought as well. 

So here is why I didn't take pictures of the decor at the party. My parents graciously hosted the party at their house and my brother let me play with one of his toys- a jetski! I was having too much fun with my family to play photographer! 

Here is the view from the jet ski before my ride.  I also went tubing and paddleboarding. 

The birthday girl was even brave enough to ride with me! 

So Happy Birthday to my daughter!  

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope that you too are having a great summer and are finding lots of reasons to celebrate! 



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