She turned 11 last month and now she looks like this.
I love this girl. She amazes me. I can't figure her out most days and I think that's how she likes it. From the day she was born she has known exactly who she is. I love many things about this girl but that is my favorite. She's not easily influenced and as we enter middle school next year I pray that quality remains strong. Stay strong baby girl, stay strong!!
We had to have a party of course and we decided to have an art party! I love a good theme and we ran with it! My friend Jill's daughter Reagan came and painted with the girls and they had a great time. Jenny and I always like to bake her cake together and this year we decided the rainbow cake we've all seen on Pinterest was the perfect cake!
Here is the finished product.
This was not a hard cake to make. It was however a very time consuming cake to make! My advice? Buy 2 or 3 cake pans. We only had one so it took a long time! We had fun though!
We started with a basic white cake recipe which we doubled. We used an 8 inch cake pan. We colored a small amount of batter using gel colors, not liquid food coloring. You can get gel colors at any craft store in the cake section. We then poured about an inch of batter into the well greased pan and baked it for about 10 minutes. We ended up with lots of these!
Anyway, we used plain white buttercream in between the layers. Obviously we needed more between some layers to make things nice and flat and even.
We then covered the whole thing in buttercream and made the banner and added the large gumdrops which we bought at the party store.
|Excuse the dishtowel and the mess behind the cake. It was LATE!!|
Here are some scenes from the party!
|The artist table all set up|
|Jenny and our friend Reagan.|
And in case you were wondering, in between the two pictures above she looked like this.
Be still my heart! Love that girl!