June 17, 2012

Juliana's 1st Birthday

Well yesterday we hosted our little princess Juliana's 1st Birthday party at our home with all her friends and relatives here to help her celebrate. It was the perfect weather for a fun back yard party which included a bouncy castle for the kids to enjoy and lots of good food.

The theme of Juliana's party was the Hungry Caterpillar and I had the fun of making her cake.

Of course her cake was made with the theme in mind. The bottom tier is vanilla with white chocolate mousse and Oreo cookie crumbs for the filling and the top tier is our vegan chocolate cake and chocolate mousse filling. The border on both tiers is made up of candy covered chocolate balls which was a great find at one of my suppliers. Saved me time from making all those colourful balls out of fondant and they were certainly yummy too.

The #1 and the heart balloons with Juliana's name are made from gum paste and more chocolate balls surrounding them.

The Hungry Caterpillar wraps around the bottom tier and if you look close you can see his little feet. The top tier has a butterfly on the front and one on the back which are made from fondant as is the caterpillar. And in keeping with the theme we also made 24 cupcakes, 12 chocolate and 12 vanilla for those who couldn't stay for the cake cutting got to take some cupcakes home to enjoy.

So if you know the story of the Hungry Caterpillar you will understand the cupcake toppers and why they have a hole in them. The caterpillar got so hungry that he started eating through everything. We didn't make every item from the book, we just picked a few which include, apples, strawberries, watermelon slices, swiss cheese, lolly pops, ice cream cones, cupcakes, oranges, pears, and chocolate cake slices with a candle on top.  The chocolate cupcakes had a little surprise in each, a few little chocolate balls dropped in the centre to make it interesting and the vanilla are filled with chocolate mousse. They are topped with vanilla butter cream and then our fun cupcake toppers.

Here's our little princess taking a moment to cool down with a drink of water. Mel happened to find (online, of course) a cute little sundress for Jules to wear and keeping with the theme though you can't see it here but it is a Hungry Caterpillar dress and even her barrette is a little caterpillar, too cute!

Here she is with her big brother Jackson and giving her a hug is her daycare provider's son Brandin. The 3 are just chilln' out. Juliana's actual birthday is tomorrow the 18th of June but we had a great day with great friends and family around her.

Where does the time go. Just seems like yesterday that Mel & Phil brought our little grand daughter home and now she's "1" and running all over the place. Precious moments pass in a blink of an eye, so enjoy every moment you can my friends.

Happy 1st Birthday to our little Angel
We love you lots!


1 comment:

  1. nice.
    but not "all of her family" were there.
    love the cupcake additions!
    -auntie mandy.