Hallo SprogBlogs! 🙂
And so our 1st birthday party for Jessica has come and gone! 2 more sleeps till her actual 1st birthday!
We had a lovely day on Saterday visiting with friends and family! We were16 adults and two kids. Jessica was spoilt with pressies! The cake making/decorating went very well, I was so chuffed with it! 🙂 Perhaps the next birthday I will attempt a 3D cake… or not! hehe 🙂
Here is the cake in progess. The cake itself was a vanilla ‘olie koek’/sponge (my mom’s failsafe recipe – will share it with you at some point, its delishiously moist!) I plastered it with plain white butter-icing (base) and then covered with the pink fondant. I made the picture from fondant too, and the black lines are Royal Icing. The little flowers are shop bought (Bakers Bin in Lyttleton, Centurion – the best shop ever!!) I just need a more steady hand, but all in all I think it looks great. Some people didnt believe me that I actually made it myself!
The final product… 😉
The cake wasnt going to be enough for 16odd people, so I made some cupcakes on the side – they looked just as pretty.
I dusted both the cupcakes & cake with Pearly dust!
Little Nephew helping to open the gifts. and Madam having a cupcake – she loved it!! (guess its the sweetness)
She really got awesome gifts: a doll larger than herself, lots of clothes- including a Guess shirt, a gorgeous teddybear (which I will save for her when she’s older), we got her a sand pit (those blue shells) with 2 halves, the bottom filled with sand, and the top we can chuck her plastic balls in, she was playing in it most of Sat afternoon! The best gift I think was the little ‘car’ my sister got her… She caught on very quick how to manoever this thing! By Sat evening she was peddling through the house, by Sunday – she figured out she can climb onto it, using it as a step and climb on the couch or bed! My poor heart…
So this week they told us she’s moving to the next class (Bambi) beginning June and I just want to cry about…its like leaving the current school and going to a new one..(its literally just the class next door). Maybe Im just a bit PMS’ie about it! I will miss the current tannies – will have to give them something nice to say thank you! So my baby is almost a toddler… *sigh*
We had a Mom &Daughter day on Friday at the school, was very nice. Played with the kids until lunch time, a bit of a tranedal when we had to leave -but great to see her interact with the friends! She was more ma-vas than the other kids, just dashing out to grab a toy, then hurry back to mommy, climbing all over me! Heart melting!
Still doing partypacks for school on Thurs. 10 kids, 5 adults – guess who’s baking more cupcakes tomorrow?! Looking forward to it – gettting the icing piping thing right – so it goes quickly! Giving goody bags with marshmallow fishies, hallo kitty sweety bangles, and flings – and then everyone gets a cupcake. They can take it home and the parents can decide what the kids can eat!
Re Mothers Day – reading all the posts about it… I enjoyed mine. Although Hubs at first bought me a plant, which I wasnt very happy about -it was a CACTUS!!! Then I got some flowers and then we went out for lunch. We wanted to go to Cuppachino’s but their kitchen closed early (WTF??) so ended up at Ocean Basket – which I do love! They were sooo busy, the food was great, but we had to yell to hear each other! At least it quieted down after a while. But all in all – I was grateful for the gestures! 🙂
Looking forward to his 1st Fathers Day – which happens to be on his birthday this year! lol
Have a good week – will try and post something on Thursday… thinking back – last year this time I was petrified, getting all our things in order for the coming of our little baby… *sigh*