Monday, November 26, 2012

Camouflage Cake and Balloons

Daniel turned nine this morning. We woke to discover the horror of not having any eggs in the house (thanks to all the cake-making and bacon and egg toasties on the weekend) and after promising pancakes for Daniel's birthday breakfast, but luckily Dad came to the rescue and nipped out to Macca's for some hot pancakes.

We held his birthday party yesterday and, apart from one choking incident involving the inhalation of a red snake lolly, it all went wonderfully well.

There was dancing...

Balloon fun...


These mini hot dogs were a massive hit with my teenager and her friends, the kids preferred pizza.

Initially I wasn't sure how to tackle the "camouflage icing" (which was Michael's idea), but just swirling white, green and chocolate butter cream icing together turned out pretty good.

 Every time I throw a kids birthday party it reminds me that this sort of thing does not come naturally to me at all. The party went from 2pm until 5pm and by 3:15 I was watching the clock and believing that time was actually going backwards. 

I envy people who seem to breeze through it all - I find it jaw-clenchingly stressful! One thing we've discovered over the years is not let me do the baking. Michael or Kayla now does the baking of the cake/s and I just do the decorating (also known as the fun part). That way everybody survives. 

Happy birthday to my little man! Love ya heaps! xx


Bev said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!! So pleased to see you back blogging Kim - a great way to keep a record of your special events. Looks like Daniel had a lovely party with his friends and family and you did a great job on the cake! Looking forward to seeing Flufflepot back in action too.
love xx

Christie said...

Yay, you are back!
Love all the photos, looks like Daniel had a great time. Parties are exhausting, anyone who says otherwise is lying!!

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