Actually, the total candle count this week would be two, but let's not split hairs. After all the candle count per cake is one...which means first birthdays!
First off, a transportation themed cake for the birthday boy...with the added bonus of a sugar cookie airplane and fire engine. By the way, those sugar cookies are hand-cut (no cookie cutters here!) and decorated. This isn't because I like to create extra work for myself, but because I live in a small town with a limited selection of cookie cutters.
And, while it shames me to admit this, they are made from store-bought cookie dough. GASP! It's a horrible admission I know and I assure you I will never make the same mistake again, they just don't live up to my homemade sugar cookies...I didn't expect them to, but when under a time crunch, one has to do what one has to do. But, store bought or no, they are still hand-cut and decorated! That counts for something, right? (I'm telling myself it does...)
And with it being his first birthday, he had to have a smash cake all his own!
Secondly, but still a first, a darling brown polka dot and pink "quilled" flower cake (and smash cake, too) for the birthday girl. I recently came across this flower-making technique and the possibilities for it are absolutely endless. I can't wait to try it out again!
That's all for now, but I'll have lots to share with you next week...it's shaping up to be a VERY busy next few days in my kitchen. Until then,