I can’t believe it. My baby is one year old!
I wanted to celebrate Charlie’s birthday but didn’t want to overwhelm him so my husband and I decided to keep the celebration to family only. Here’s Charlie eating a cookie pop. I baked sugar cookies on lollipop sticks and decorated them with green icing and the number “one”. The second design I created was made to look like a swirled lollipop. I displayed them on a lollipop dessert stand.
I also made lemon meringue cupcakes and mini chocolate chip banana muffins. I displayed those on cake stands that I made in blue and green to match the party colors.
I found this super cute idea for a DIY dessert stand on Hostess with the Mostess’ daily blog. I love how they came out and I can’t wait for an excuse to make them again! To add to the festivities, I hung these cute paper lanterns that I bought at Party City.
Now for the cake. I wanted to make a cake that was whimsical and cute, but not too babyish. This is what I came up with.
The cake was a 2 tiered tapered design, decorated in white, silver and blue. I tried out a new design element for this cake. I always experiment on my family; isn’t that what they are for? I have never made tapered tiers before, but they came out great! For the bottom tier I baked 3 cakes: 8 inch, 7 inch and 6 inch. The top tier is also three layers: 7 inch, 6 inch and 5 inch. I layered, iced and covered in fondant as usual. It worked out fabulously. Charlie was mesmerized by the sparkling candles.
I know he is only one year old but I couldn’t stop at just one candle so I put in twelve; one for each month. Happy first birthday baby. Mommy and Daddy love you!