Saturday, June 17, 2006
My recent projects.
My sister-in-law threw her husband a 39 1/2 surprise birthday party today and she asked me to make his cake. I looked through my plethora of cake decorating books and found this beach theme. She came up with the phrase, "Getting OLD is a beach."

It took a couple of hours to decorate this cake. We used crushed graham crackers for the beach, a pretzel stick and green gummy candy for the palm tree. Teddy Grahams & Goldfish were decorated with frosting. We even made little floating innertubes out of gummy candy. It was a lot of fun to design! What do you think?

I also made this birthday card to tie in with the beach theme.

Snuggle Bug had fun at the party. He played with his cousin. He got to see his grandparents, Aleiza & Peyton. He also got a piece of cake and got blue frosting all over himself. The large crowd was a bit overwhelming for him so he was a bit clingy to Oronzo and I. I think his 2nd birthday party in December is going to be a small affair.

Speaking of birthdays, my MIL (Aleiza) is celebrating her 63rd birthday tomorrow. It kind of stinks for her that her birthday falls on Father's Day this year, but she and Peyton are going to mass and then out for brunch with us tomorrow to celebrate both events.

I made Aleiza a birthday card as well. My designs are nothing fancy, but I like making my own cards because I can personalize them.

Tomorrow, I'll post the Father's Day card I'm creating for Oronzo. Hopefully he'll like it.
8:59 PM
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5 Comments:
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Pendullum said...

Great cake, great cards and great sentiments!

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Granny said...

Happy Birthday to MIL, Happy un-birthday and Father's Day to Oronzo.

Have you ever tried to type xzzegjcs?

I'm about to try.

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

I so love that cake!!! We are going to host a small 2nd b-day for Becca going with the whole pool party theme!!

Great cards!! I am trying to get better at doing it myself!! I am making the invites!!

You rock with creativity!

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger Catch said...

I think your cake is sooo cute!!!! you are very talented! I am all about the frosting...I love it!! lol..wishing Oronzo a Happy Fathers day...

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

The cake turned out great! I wish I had a creative gene in me to do things like that :)

 

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