I may have mentioned that I have children. [Shut up. I know, I mention them a lot…] Every year, we have a small family birthday party for each of them. For my son, we always have to have a snow date [January birthday]. We’ve had to move his party at least 4 times in his 11 years. My daughter’s birthday is in the fall. Her month-day is exactly the opposite of mine. [Her month is my date, her date is my month. And she is my clone. Eerie.]
For every party, I design everything. It’s not even necessary, but I love doing it. I design and print fancy invitations. I design and create party favors or make lovely little packaging for store-bought trinkets.
And I design and make the cake. Sometimes cupcakes instead. And sometimes cookies, too, for a little something extra.
Once the kids were old enough to tell me what to do, I lost the privilege of choosing their party themes. But they’ve picked some fun ones. And I love dreaming up something special for the cake. [And challenging myself ridiculously, at times. I am not a professional. I’ve never even taken a cake decorating class. I just used to watch Ace of Cakes… but I am no Duff Goldman.]
I’m proud of these creations and wanted to share them with you. I hope you’ll click on the first photo for each little group to flip through the larger versions… and to read my accompanying, sometimes witty, captions. All sorts of fun facts for your reading pleasure.
♦ the boy.
♦ the girl.
Totally unrelated fun fact: When I posted weekly perk #1, I had 243 WP followers. Today I have 343. How weird is that? Increased by exactly 100 in 6 weeks.
Stay perky, my friends. But not so much that I want to kick you in the face.