Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Where does the time go?

A princess cake for my 4-year-old princess!
Happy fourth birthday to my little princess!

This year she told me she wanted a princess cake, and then she named all her favorite princesses. (It turns out that every princess is her favorite.) After a little more questioning, I was able to find out that her favorite favorite princess right now is Disney's Sofia the First, so that's the one I chose for her cake. The frosting and some of the decorations look blue in the photo, but they're actually purple—one of my daughter's many favorite colors.

As usual, I started my baking after the kids went to bed and was up until around 3 a.m. putting on the finishing touches. I'd love a nap, but I promised my daughter I'd take her and her brother to the children's museum today, so that's what we'll do. I'm looking forward to catching up with your blogs tomorrow!

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday. ☺

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  1. Happy birthday to your daughter, The cake is amazingly beautiful...Have fun at the museum:)

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    1. Thanks, Melgie. We had a great time—but am I ever tired! :)

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  2. Love the cake. You did an amazing job. Sounds like you have a great day ahead of you!! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thanks. We had a great day. ☺

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  3. That cake is too pretty to eat! :)

    Hope your daughter has a great day and you all have fun at the museum.

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    1. The cake turned out to look almost the way I pictured it in my mind. LOL Thanks, Madeline!

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  4. Have fun at the museum. :) I love the cake, and happy birthday to your little one.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll pass on all these birthday wishes to my daughter. She'll be so excited!

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  5. The time is like the wheels on the bus — goes round and round. On the clock. Most Humans, I have discovered, are terrible at estimating the time it will take to do something. (I even read a scientific report about that.)

    Hope you had a grand time at the zoo! And eating the cake.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, especially to your princess!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. That's a good analogy. Now I'm going to think of that every time the kids and I sing that song. :)

      Happy Thursday!

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  6. You are a good mum what a great cake. Hope you had a brilliant day and happy birthday to the princess.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Bill. I'm not a baker by any means, but I do like to do these cakes for the kids. It was a really nice day. :)

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  7. Wow that's an epic cake!! Will there be leftovers?? Can you ship them to me?? haha. Happy birthday to your little one :)

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    1. LOL I'm not sure they'll make it through the mail, but you're welcome to come here. :)

      Thanks, Keith.

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  8. That icing will make for some pretty teeth. Be sure to take pictures.

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  9. What a great job on that cake! I love the age 4. Kids are beginning to grow up, they are so interested in everything, but still small enough to squeeze and smooch on. :-) My girl, 33, was in a car accident last week. (I wrote a post about it.) Made me REALLY reflect on how precious it is to have a daughter.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter, Mare. I hope she's okay. I'm going to read your post now.

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  10. Where does the time go? I still remember when my brother and sister were in preschool and would greet me with balloons when I came for an annual visit. Now they're almost out of high school and I'm the one bringing presents. :-)

    Belated happy birthday to your daughter. What a fantastic cake!

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    1. Wouldn't it be nice to slow down time for a while? :)

      Thanks, Allison.

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  11. Fantastic cake - hope the day went well.

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    1. Thanks, Sally. Yesterday was great. We're all pretty tired today!

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  12. Beautiful cake. I always have fun making my kids' cakes. They're never fancy, I'm no cake decorator, but I've had some good ones over the years. For 2 years in a row I did princess cakes for my daughter, and when we get to her 6th birthday, what does she want? A spider cake. She doesn't even like spiders, won't touch them. That one was cool though.

    My favorite easiest cake though was for my son at his 3rd birthday. He was into construction vehicles and I bought a large (meaning 15" long, 8" high) yellow dumptruck. Made a chocolate cake and broke it up into pieces and filled the box on the truck. No frosting and it was pretty cool.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

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    1. Thanks, Suzi. I'm not a baker—in fact, I rarely bake—but I do love making these cakes for the kids. That's so funny about the spider cake. Kids are cool. :) Your dump truck cake sounds fantastic! I bet your son loved it. ☺

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  13. I agree! It just flies, doesn't it? Today is my son's 10 birthday and I can't believe it's been 10 years.

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    1. Happy 10th birthday to your son!

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  14. you are such a great Mom! What a cake!!! My mom was a fabulous cook except for desserts- once I was old enough Betty Crocker and I made family Birthday cakes!
    Your cake looks so perfect- your daughter must have been thrilled! Now- go take a nap!

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    1. You're sweet. Thanks. :) You would not believe how well I slept last night. ☺

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  15. Such a glorious cake! This post reminded me of the nights my mother spent baking cakes for my birthdays and the umpteen other things I needed help with.

    Happy birthday to your darling! :)

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    1. Thanks! My mom is like that, too. We're lucky. ☺

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  16. That's a lovely cake. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

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  17. Time goes to trips to Disney. Then to Tee ball games. Then to braces. Then to driving lessons. Then to waiting up when your little girl is on a date. Then to dance recitals. Then to watching your son pitch in the championship game and consoling him when he didn't do as well as he would have liked. Then to college tuition. Then to wedding presents. Then back to Tee Ball games. Then to family gatherings when you fall asleep in a chair because maybe you shouldn't have had the at one Coors Lite.
    It's all a wonderful, exhilarating ride. And I don't plan on getting off for quite some time.

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  18. Yes, funny, beautiful cake, happy birthday!

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  19. That's gorgeous! Awesome job. I bet your little princess will be thrilled with her princess cake!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. She really seemed to like it. :)

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  20. This is a very beautiful cake. I hope your daughter will cherish the precious memory of this birthday. Please save heaps of pictures for her. Happy birthday to your little baby!

    Nas

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    1. Thanks so much, Nas. She told us it was "the best birthday ever." Aw... :)

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  21. It's a beautiful cake! You did a terrific job. Get some sleep and I hope the little lady enjoyed her birthday. :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine. She had a great time, and I think I'm *almost* caught up with my sleep. LOL

      Happy weekend!

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  22. The cake is awesome!
    I have a few late night cake makings that I remember!

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    1. Thanks! I always want the cake to be a surprise—hence the late nights. Maybe when the kids get older, I can bake while they're still awake, but I'm not in a hurry for those days. :)

      Happy weekend!

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  23. I remember those years of sleepless days. they were worth it. No regrets.

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  24. Oh my gosh, Dana. You made a wonderful cake!

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  25. That is a gorgeous cake, Dana. Your daughter must have loved it.

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  26. Happy Birthday to your princess, Dana :)...she is so lucky to have such a magical mom :).

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