Sunday, January 13, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake!

So today I am totally procrastinating. The only thing I don't like about my business is the paperwork. I hate it actually. I basically have put off all of 2007 record keeping and now I am facing a huge pile to get through. It's my goal for today to tackle this mess and I thought it would be more fun to post about my daughter's party first. Yesterday we celebrated her 4th birthday with a few friends and a Strawberry Shortcake theme. She loves anything Strawberry Shortcake and I do too. It reminds me of when I was little. I am so happy they have brought this line of toys into stores again. So I also tackled one of those cake molds with all of the fun icing colors. I have to say they look a lot harder than they are to decorate. Although it was time consuming, it was so much fun to create this cake for my daughter. She really loved it! But I have to say the best part of the whole day was when my little one came to my husband and I and said "thank you for my birthday", and no one told her to say it!

Cake mold and food coloring from Michael's craft store.

I ordered the paper goods from Birthday Express. They have great themed party packs with everything you need!


Scrappy Jessi said...

to cute!!!
i love SS

Sherry said...

Dawn I would forego the paper work to post this too!!!
Glad your daughter had such a lovely 4th birthday (what a delightful age!) and the cake you made is awe inspiring!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn~ You did a wonderful job on the cake ! What a sweet mommy you are making such a fun birthday for your daughter ~

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Dawn! You ddid a beautiful job on that cake!! It looks delicious! I too LOVED Strawberry Shortcake when I was little! I am glad they brought her back too. Of course I dont have daughters but still enjoy looking at the items! Your daughter sounds precious!


Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

The cake looks yummy - great job decorating it! I'm always too intimidated to try one - for fear of creating something more scary than cute LOL Happy belated birthday to your DD Dawn!

Amy said...

Your cake is just beautiful. What a great theme for a party. Amy

Jillian said...

How cute is that???? You did a great job. I checked out your site and just LOVED the pink beaded hangy ornament things...with the words. When will you have more of those???? :)

You are entered in "A VERY BELLA GIVEAWAY!" Just one week left...this has been a ton of fun.

I'm also excited about starting a new website which is why I had the giveaway in the first place.

Nice to meet you! Beautiful looking blog. I'll have to add you to my favorites!

~ Jillian

Tara said...

Dawn that cake is ADORABLE! Too pretty to eat, such a loving mommy. Happy 4th birthday to your little girl!

The Romantic Portuguese Daughter said...

Coming from someone who decorates cakes as a did a great job. I tell my friends all the time...that if they knew how easy it was, they would never buy cakes at the store again...LOL! daughter is a SS fan too!

Ellenay Designs said...

Dawn, that is so cute! My daughter is turning 4 in Feb. and last year we also had a strawberry shortcake theme. I collected it when little too and it always brings a smile! You can still get the originals on ebay too!


Anonymous said...

Turned out great! I've attempted some cake making myself...not so easy...but fun. I love making my daughters birthday cakes for them....seems to make it more special for me. But boy does it make your neck and shoulders hurt! Ha!

Amber said...

Too cute! You did a wonderful job on the cake! I love making homemade cakes because I get to make yummy homemade icing. :) I often made my little brother's birthday cakes when they were little. It was a lot of fun.

Strawberry Shortcake was a favorite of mine when I was little too. :) My room was decorated in SS and I had all of the figurines and the house. I held onto all of my SS toys for my future little girl, so I hope one day I have a sweet daughter who loves SS as much as yours!