Monday, August 29, 2011
A Ducky 1st Birthday Party
Here's how the cake turned out. I kept changing my mind about how I would make it. Originally, it was going to be a white sheet cake cut into the shape of a duck. It ended up a chocolate 3-layer cake with a duck frosted on top! It looks alright from this angle, except that the yellow icing was a bit too runny.
But this is what happened at the back. It just fell apart. And now I remember why I always avoid baking homemade cakes - they never stay together!! It is impossible to get them out of the pans cleanly, and I always have the most difficult time stacking them, and frosting them, since they are so flimsy and crumbling everywhere. Is there something I am doing wrong??
Here's the kitchen table, starting to get ready for guests.
The rainbow sherbet punch with, appropriately, rainbow-colored duckies.
Blue raspberry lemonade (this one was supposed to be reminiscent of a bathtub).
The backyard table all set up.
Sly, having no clue why we're all singing at him. Please disregard the back of the cake!
mmm - yum!
Helping him to open his presents out back.
Sly got four different Little People sets! They take up a lot of room, so that prompted us to have to sort through and pack away/give away a lot of his other toys last night!
These are the ridiculous (but cute and amusing) inflatable coasters my mom got. All the guys were using them for their beers :-)
He got a great wooden snail pull-toy.
Enjoying his car from Grammy and Grandad!
Happy Birthday to my big boy!