It's hard to believe that this little guy (Grand Boy #2) turned ONE recently!! It seems like yesterday that I saw him for the very first time . . . just moments after he'd entered this world!
And now, a year later, he's almost walking by himself, he feeds himself. . .he NEVER liked baby food, he went right for the real quisine because that kiddo has a mouth full of teeth. . . he cuddles, he babbles, he waves, he laughs out loud, he loves to play Patty Cake. OK. . .I'll stop.
Anyway, a year later and his mom and dad threw him a birthday party and she asked if I wanted to make the "Smash Cake"!! AND, if I could, she would like to have polka dots on it, his initial and the colors of the dots were to be orange and turquoise!
EEEEKKK. Orange and turquoise polka dots? I'd taken a cake decorating class two years ago and pretty much flunked polka dots. . . .but I didn't want to tell her that!!
Actually, she would have been fine with whatever I was able to do, but I really wanted to do it close to what she had in mind!
True to form, I waited until pretty late, the night before the party to actually frost the cake.
I pulled out my cake decorating supplies and realized there were no little jars of "orange" OR "turquoise" food coloring. Gads. . . this could be a problem. It was too late to go to JoAnns and see if they carried individual jars of those colors. . . .
so, I called her. "What makes turquoise?" I asked. :) We discussed it and I started playing with my blue and yellow and green colors and before I knew it...I had something that looked sorta turquoise. Orange was much easier.
I'd frozen the two layers of cake the night before and quickly realized that my base layer of frosting was too thick cuz it set up like concrete over the ice cold cake.
When I made the frosting for the dots and his initial, I made sure it was a lot "softer".
My lack of dot making experience was pretty evident. . . most of them had little peaks on them! At that point....I didn't care. I'd already scraped the "A" off the top four times because it looked like the birthday boy himself might have put it on himself!!!
I finished it around 11:00 p.m. and thought..."He's just gonna SMASH it!"
So, here is my little SMASH cake next to the COSTCO beauty (they really do make pretty and delicious cakes at that place!!!!!). The colors looked pretty good together. My dots were smaller, but it was a good thing because. . .
they were the PERFECT size for little one year old fingers to pick them off and pop them in his mouth!!
This is the SMASH cake before we packed it up for them to take home.
He didn't actually smash it as you can see. I think that's because of the resistance the concrete frosting gave to his little hand as he "patted" the cake.
He did take a few nibbles out of it. . .but the big bites. . .well, his daddy did that!!! :)
OH....I almost forgot about the PINK!!! Here it is. . .we had ham sandwiches prior to our cake!
"One sure is fun" . . . and so is PINK SATURDAY!
I hope you will visit Beverly's blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND, for a long list of other bloggers who have gathered to share their pinks with you this week!!