It's Kind Of A Big Deal

This kid

Turned into

This kid

And I feel like I missed most of it.

Anyone who has known Isa around her birthday knows she is very particular about her cake.  She usually plans/designs her cake for week before hand.  At first it was just flip flopping back and for between chocolate  and vanilla (chocolate usually won).  Over the years however her tastes have grown.  I think the peak was her  6th birthday.  She requested a three tier cake.  each tier was 2 different fruit flavors along with some type of fruit flavored filling.  I should mention that when Isa turned 6 Emmeline was 9 months old.  My stress level was pretty high but then again so was Isa's so I indulged.  It was her birthday after all.

Here is the big cake.

When Josh told me that she had been telling him about another multi-tier cake I knew i needed to intervene.  Not because I didn't want to bake it.  I actually love baking.  It was because I didn't want all that cake for just he 4 of us!  After I told her I didn't think she should have another big cake she responded with "OK, can I look at Pinterest to find another cake?"  I can't help but fee l I totally played into her hand.  I quickly learned that there are some small cakes out there that i just can't make.  She was looking at all kinds of fondant creations that I knew would look like a doughy mess if I tried them.  
With a little convincing she settled on this one.

She also requested to help me this year.  She really likes to bake.  It was a lot of fun and WAY too much sugar for a non horse sized person.

When Isa got up she and Emmeline got to break through the birthday streamers.

Then she found fairy Hermione

I got Emmeline a similar tutu and wings so she would pester Isa for hers.

Mixing the cake

Licking the beaters.  No, not the Weasley twins. ;)

Emmeline helped with sorting the colors.  She is a great sorter.

Our finished cake


Brittany H. said...

Wow, she is so grown up! (I know I say that EVERY time!) The cake looks great!

Marianne said...

Wow. What a fun birthday tradition! (But great...now I want a big bag of peanut M&Ms.)

Matthew said...

Wow, super parent points!