1st Birthdays are always fun to do, I love making a darling cake for the kids to just plunge into! For Harpers Birthday, I did a white cake with white buttercream frosting and candy hearts. I originally was going to do fondant so it would look perfect, but I decided to make it a little easier for her to dive into. Her Mom choose a Valentines themed Birthday party, so between the two of us, we came up with this!
Ballons were splashed along the ceilings creating a fun and playful look.
Large and mini vanilla cupcakes, and rice krispy treats with marshmallows dipped in chocolate.
Oreo cake balls, chocolate dipped pretzels, candy balls, marshmallow kabobs, and more heart marshmallows dipped in pink chocolate.
Birthday girl after her Birthday swim opening up her presents, or at least watching all her friends help her open her presents.
And the big moment of the night, her first cake all to herself!
This is what the inside of the cake looked like. For the recipe I used my Vanilla Bean cupcake recipe found HERE:
1 C. Butter (2 cubes at room temperature)
1. tsp Madagascar Vanilla
4 C. Powder Sugar
2 tsp. Whole Milk
Pinch of salt
In a mixer, combine both cubes of butter and vanilla and mix together well. Add one cup of powder sugar and mix well. Next, add another cup of powder sugar and 1 tsp. of whole milk and mix. Repeat process until all the powder sugar and milk are combined. Continue beating the frosting for a minute or two until it gets nice and fluffy! Add desired color and mix in, then add to piping bag ready to pipe!