Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's a smash!!!

Yesterday was our little grandson's 1st birthday! His big party will be Sunday afternoon but I just couldn't let his BIG DAY go by without a cake. So I made him a smash cake.

I got home from work at 4:30 pm and had to be at Vacation Bible School at 7:00 pm so the race with the clock was on. I quickly made the cake batter and popped it in the oven. While it was baking I made the buttercream frosting, colored part of it red and then waited for the cake to cool in the fridge.

I spent approximately 15 - 20 minutes TOTAL decorating the little thing. The "stars" are uneven in size, but it didn't really matter for this one. The cakes for the party will need to be better. I finshined, put the dishes in the sink, and ran out the door with 2 minutes to spare!

After VBS we met back at our house for cake and ice cream. Here are a few pictures of B with his cake. He wasn't sure if it was okay to touch it or not (normally it would be a "no no").

Anyway, here are several pics from last night.


The finished cake.
"Little Slugger" is the party theme. Thus, a baseball.



Cake with a candle.


Let's begin.
Oooo!


Ooops, I have something on my finger!


Let me try that again.


Hmmm.
(Notice his other arm hanging down off the highchair.)


Nobody has stopped me yet!


Fancy hand work.
The secret is in the twist of the wrist.



Hey, there's something inside!


Gett'n a good grip.


Big sister can't resist either.


Smoooooth!


Yummm! I think I like it!


The end result!
A job well done!

He was sitting in his Daddy's old highchair and had one of his bibs on, too.
We also added a fancy plastic "trash bag smock" to protect his clothes.
He's a fun boy and we enjoy him so much.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Love,

5 comments:

LisaShaw said...

He is absolutely adorable! May the blessings of the LORD always rest with him and Happy Birthday to the cutie!

Loved the cake!

Stephanie said...

So sweet! My little guy turned one in May and his cake ended up like that, too!

Grammy and Olivia said...

So cute...baby and the cake!

valerie said...

How fun!
He is adorable.
I'm glad you all were able to share this special time with little "B."
Sweet memories.

Lindsay said...

LOVE the cake ... it's adorable ... as is your sweet little grandson! You're a GREAT grandma! :)