Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Madness, a 1st birthday and blue food dye

Time flies. Christmas is just around the corner. We've had two birthdays, I've started back at work two days a week, trying (very unsuccessfully) to get organised for Christmas. I've had the flu. Not much time left for anything else.

We had our first ever 1st birthday party a week ago. It was a small affair, with plenty of good food, family and laughter. The baby (who is no longer considered a baby anymore!) got a new birthday dress for the day. (Yes, I was up till 11pm the night before finishing it, always leave everything to the last minute...) It did the trick for the beautiful sunny day that we had. The pattern was from the Ottobre Summer 09 magazine, the same Toffee Tunic as the one I made a while ago here. Except I omitted the sleeves (a time saving strategy as whilst they are cute sleeves, they took the longest to make). Here is the tunic in action, featured along with the blue icing smothered mouth and hands, after having devoured the blue layer of her piece of cake..
The cake was decorated in layers of bright coloured icing, to look like a stacking ring toy - the favourite toy at the moment. It was lovingly decorated by Camille, my sister, and received a squeal of delight (and hopefully recognition) when it was brought to the table.
And those layers were brightly coloured! All in all a great day and lots of fun.
The Christmas list has been a bit neglected (ie some projects randomly started, nothing finished), can I get focused and ready in time? Christmas, here we come!


  1. Too cute! I love the rainbow cake, it's wonderful. She is still a baby - enjoy your time together x.

  2. That cake is amazing!!! Just wonderful. The perfect first birthday cake.
    Happy birthday to your beautiful girl.

  3. That is a great idea for a cake!!! Squeals of delight make everything worth it!!

  4. Fabulous cake.
    Happy birthday little one!!
    Enjoy your new dress. Especially on a hot day like today, who needs sleeves?
    Andi ;-)

  5. The dress is gorgeous Pam... great late night job! And that cake... Wow-wee. It is AWESOME. So thoughtful of you to make it something your girl would have chosen (probably!). And well done to Aunty Camille.