Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Zoe's 1st Birthday Party
Last Saturday was Zoe's first birthday and it was such a fantastic day. We had friends and family over for a relaxed barbecue and some Beatles Rock Band later in the night. Zoe was brilliant all day long, she even hung out in the shed with the boys to dance and sing to Rock Band - so cute!
And of course you know there was cake...
I made 24 chocolate cupcakes and 24 vanilla cupcakes, each cupcake was topped with orange coloured vanilla butter cream and then topped with a green or blue fondant star.
I even made a little cupcake tower using this great tutorial from Cake Journal - it was pretty easy to do and it looked great. I definitely recommend it if you have a particular colour theme you are trying to follow for a party.
Then of the course there was the cake, a 6" chocolate cake filled with vanilla Swiss meringue butter cream then covered in fondant and topped with a fondant replica of Zoe's favourite toy - Eric the Elephant.
A little close-up of Eric - he was a lot of fun to make!
Cupcake time for Zoe - we lit a candle for her and sang happy birthday. I thought she was going to freak out but she loved all the attention!
Then once the candle was blown out (thanks to me) she had a little taste of the butter cream.
Zoe then continued to destroy the rest of the cupcake - she loved it!
And the all important sliced cake photo - I love those yummy looking layers!
This is Zoe very smily and happy with her grandma.
Zoe opening presents at the end of the night after a quick nap.
After a big day, Zoe gave her new toy puppy a big hug and then went to sleep.
Can't wait for the next birthday party :)