Friday, February 21, 2014

Coffee Cake Baby Shower

Sometimes a cake takes on a whole new look.  My daughters and I put together a Baby Shower for my Oldest daughter and her baby girl.  After having two boys in a row, she was doubting weather or not she would get her girl.  Statistics and all.  

But as soon as she had her ultrasound, the plans began.  

So many of her friends were having babies, and so many showers looked similar.  We decided to have a breakfast shower.  We made parfaits, sausage, bisquits, bacon, homemade jams, did I mention BACON!

We came up with ideas that were a bit different.

Took baby Evelyn's name and created decorations suitable.

Lots of donut holes mounted to trees.  

The cake at this party, was a coffee cake , made from a recipe handed down from Baby Evelyn's Great Grandmother.

A bit of quiche and french toast.

A bit of milk to wash it all down.

Fresh fruit, 

And Family.  Ther perfect party.


When my daughter told me she wanted her birthday parties to be different that all the other kids, we brainstormed for ideas.  

Big mice in costume, that's been done. Pizza parties, done.  Parks, no.  How about making our own cakes.  Hey, we can do that.  So I prepared little cakes and prepared the frosting, with my little helpers assistance.  

I let the girls pick the colors and tips they wanted to use. 

I showed them how to cover the cake, they needed a little help with this.  Next time I will cover the cake and let them decorate.  

Everyone had so much fun coming up with designs of their own. 

Some of the girls went crazy.

Some are more refined.

All of the girls were creative and had such fun decorating their very own cakes to take home to their families. 

So we tried it again when she got a bit older.  It took on a whole other look.

Sure the cakes got decorated. And they were very creative.

But they went a bit further.

Decorating one another and posing for shots.

It got a bit crazy like animal crazy.

I didn't run fast enough.  So now I know what they think of me.  I am the local clown.

Photo shoot time.

What fun it is to use cake decorating for parties.

Gift Boxes and Flowers Cake

Andes Mint cake and Strawberry Cascade Drum with Bride and Groom