Saturday, June 30, 2012

5th Birthday

Whoa - I'm on a roll with these posts! I let them all stack up, I guess.

Last week, my baby turned 5 years old. For the third year in a row, she requested a Hello Kitty cake. It was fun to come up with something new for her!

After looking at tons of Hello Kitty stuff, I decided to do a rainbow cake with another molded Hello Kitty on the top.

The cake is extra tall because it is 6 layers. Vanilla with milk chocolate ganache and fondant.

But not plain vanilla. Are you seeing where I'm going with this yet?

6 layers. Rainbow. Surprise inside!

Kate loved it!

Make a wish... (And try to ignore my messy kitchen in the background!)

Here is a close-up of Hello Kitty.

She's not perfect, but pretty close. I had a little trouble, you see, and couldn't start over. My favorite part is the tiny cupcake she is holding, complete with teeny-tiny sprinkles and a teeny-tiny cherry!

This whole cake gave me a bit of trouble, actually. But I'm learning that success comes not in never having trouble but in learning how to deal with the trouble that inevitably comes and enjoying the whole process.

I can't resist showing a couple more shots of the kiddos being silly. I love these guys! :)