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Minnie Mouse First Birthday!

We just had E’s first birthday!

(Where did the time go?!)

Here are a few pictures of our Minnie Mouse extravaganza…

Here is our cupcake table!

We’ve got ears, say CHEERS! Craft table for the kids.

E’s Bowtique

Hot Diggity Dog Bar.

K and cousin KT decorating their hats.

K showing me his hat.

Cousin T in her hat.

Nana helped E make a hat.

Mmm. Cake!

We had a great time at her party and a great time planning. Here are a few details for those wanting to know.

Cake Table:
We made 4 dozen cupcakes (vanilla and chocolate), iced in red, and then added oreo ears and a fondant bow. The smash cake was made in a small glass bowl. It has a fondant bow and chocolate dipped oatmeal cookies for ears. We also made a collage of all her monthly pictures.

E’s Bowtique:
I made felt bows and bow ties earlier this week. My mother-in-law used the Cricut cutter at work to make the Mickey shape. We hole punched at the top for bows and at the bottom for bow ties. The sign says, “E’s Bowtique. Please take an E custom creation. Bows for girls and bow ties for boys.”


Craft Table:
I used a party hat template to make all the hats. We glued black circles on for ears. We hole punched and tied ribbon in each side. I got various craft supplies at the dollar store for the kids to use on their ears. We also printed out color pages from the Disney Jr. site. The sign says, “We’ve got ears say CHEERS! Please help your little Mouseketeer make a custom set of ears.”

It was so much fun. I can’t believe my baby girl is already a year old!

A few bonus pictures from my phone:

A close-up of the smash cake and one of the cupcakes.


My sister’s cat with party hat.

She was pooped…



Fondant Play

I decorate cakes with my mother-in-law as a hobby. K loves “helping” and playing with the fondant.

If you have never used it before, it is essentially clay made out of sugar. You can buy it pre-made at the store or make your own cheaply with marshmallows and powdered sugar. There are a lot of easy tutorials online. You can dye it different colors with gel food coloring.

It is a great play medium for kids. It is edible and molds easily. It makes K feel like a baker. K often plays with my fondant tools but kids can easily manipulate it with just their hands. It does have a ton of sugar, so let them eat a bit sparingly!

Today I had to make fondant bride and groom bulldogs for a shower at my church this weekend. K used my tools and made a cement truck and cookies. I also made an elephant and lion for him. They eventually got squished into cookies too.

Sorry for the cell phone pics today. I left my camera at home. 🙂


K using mom’s tools to make fondant “cookies”. He even added sprinkles.


My finished bride and groom bulldogs. They will go on a store ordered cake this weekend.



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