Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Card and a Cake

Today we had a birthday party for my grandson who turned 1. We had six 1-year-olds, plus other kids and of course adults for a grand total of 29 people. I made my grandson a caterpillar cake because he loves the caterpillar on Baby Einstein, and then I fashioned a caterpillar card to go with it. Thanks Kristine for the reminder. Last week we took him shopping and bought all his presents and even gave him some early, so.... since I wasn't having to remember shopping or wrapping presents, I almost forgot to do his card. I know - that's unthinkable, but I had a lot going on to prepare for this and I just plain forgot. I have had this image from Victoria Case Art Designs ready to color for awhile now, so I used their sketch from this week's challenge so I could also post it to their challenge. I never do any cake decorating, so I was nervous about doing these little cakes justice, but it really was fun. In fact, I was running out of time and my DSIL asked if he could help. He said, "why not, I can spackle....", and so he piped the frosting, spread it (just like spackling, right?!) and dipped the pieces in the stuff right along with me. Before you go thinking this guy's a bit girly, you should know he's a Marine through and through. Just a willing Dad who's also talented working with his hands. I was proud of him and we got done just in time. Thanks, Richard. My daughter planned the whole party and prepared lunch for the whole crew, so I was proud of her, too. Anyway, long post but wanted to share the pictures of a wonderful party. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Sunday!

15 comments:

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Love your card and the cake too. They are just totally adorable. Glad you got the military help to get it done on time. aka - Grace KL Stampin N Scrappin girls

Victoria said...

OH I am smiling so hard my cheeks hurt!! Those cakes are adorable!! The card is AMAZING! Fantastic happy colors!
I never thought about that- but yep- it is just like spackling- lol :o)

stephanne said...

Awwwww, how cute, I can imagine the look on your grandsons face when he saw these must have been priceless!! Very cute, looks like fun!! Glad you whipped a card up even in a time crunch, he will want to tote it around with him I'm sure. I think it's time I follow you ;)
Stephanie

theneon said...

What a great birthday for your grandson -- I think you and your DSIL could go into the spackle, er ehm - caterpiller cake business.

Danni said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love the card and the cake, just so fun!

Carmen O. said...

This is soo cute! I've done this with both of my sons when they were young. I used a bundt cake pan. Your way was much easier! I love this and I hope I can find photos of my sons' cakes so I can scrap them. Oh and such a cute card Karen! Love it. Perfect birthday for your DGS!

Jane Wetzel said...

wow ..how cute is this!! Yummy!!

Kristine B. said...

:) WOWZERS!!! I just KNEW this was going to turn out FABULOUS Karen!! This is really awesome...and your card is so great too! How bright and fun. So happy that you pulled this all off and was so much fun for all. :)

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OHHHH MY GOODNESS... those cakes are just too cute, and the card to match. JUST PERFECT. I absolutely LOVE your vibrant colors. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Lynda =)

Jackie said...

Love the card and your cakes!!!

Alex said...

Great job with the multi colors. This cake is FABULOUS!!!

Jana M. said...

That's awesome! Your cakes are soooooooooo cute and the card is just perfect! Thanks for sharing and joining us on the challenge

Cindy said...

The cake and the card are just fabulous. THe card is just so bright and cheery. It is perfect for a 1-year-old. The cake are so neat. So nice for your SIL to help you with the cake too. Great family project. Happy B-day to yoru grandson and thanks for sharing your story.

Cindy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so cute! The cakes are awesome. So over my talent level. lol Happy late birthday to your GS.

Susan said...

ADORABLE!!!! So glad the Marines came to your aid....LOL! these really turned out cute...you should be proud.