A Nesting Doll Birthday Cake
I’ll be back tonight – or maybe after Easter 😉 – with some more pictures from today, but just like last year
, I couldn’t wait any longer
to share a picture of my daughter’s birthday cake!
Looking at the pictures from her past birthdays
reminded me that it was on her 3rd birthday when, inspired and encouraged by Charlotte
, I started getting a little more creative with birthday cakes. Now, three years later, it is a much loved family tradition!
(And how perfect that there were six dolls in the set, for her 6th birthday!?!)
I made the cake by cutting off one end of a 13″ oval pan
(the body) and cutting out part of a 8″ round pan
(the head) so they would fit together nicely. After frosting it with white buttercream, I outlined the face (using the rim of a 6″ round cake pan), cheeks (using a small cup), and the rest freehand with a toothpick, before decorating it with the various color icings.
I did have a bit of trouble with the icing running all over the place (I had purchased yellow and pink cookie icing instead of cake icing), but despite the little challenges, I thought the cake turned out cute and it is loved by the birthday girl – which is all that matters. 🙂 Now back to the party!
Happy 6th Birthday Chiquita!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.