Saturday, January 24, 2009

Anabel's 1st Birthday Party

I know. I know. I'm really really late in posting this. But here it is finally. Anabel's birthday party was held at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. We had a Straberry Shortcake bouncehouse, Strawberry Shortcake herself made a personal appearance, a clown that did face painting for the kiddies and balloons, and other goodies. This was a very special birthday because this was a milestone for Anabel. After everything we went through when Anabel was born, we could not believe that one year later we were celebrating her first birthday.

This is probably one of the prettiest cakes I've done to date. The birthday cake was a 10 inch and a 6 inch vanilla butter rum cake with a strawberry cream filling covered in fondant. The Strawberry Shortcake doll was also made by me with the help of 2 great cake decorating and modeling instructors that came from Peru to teach at a local cake decorating supply store that I buy from. This doll took around 5 1/2 hours or so to do and to be honest, she wasn't entirely finished. I didn't put the little white polka dots on the hat because there wasn't anytime for me. It was a busy week but one of the best birthday party.

Here I am very concentrated in trying to secure Strawberry Shortcake's head to her body.

I also made 2 dozen vanilla butter rum cupcakes w ith a dulce de leche filling and buttercream icing swirled with red coloring and Strawberry Shortcake cupcake pics in a cute cupcake stand.

Here is the birthday girl, Anabel.
My husband, Ariel, and my soon-to-be 3 year old son, Adrian.

Strawberry Shortcake made an appearance. With the help of my sister-in-law, Karen, we made this foam picture frames with magnets on the back and took pictures of each kid with Strawberry Shortcake. It was a cute keepsake and a memory that they could take home of a very special day.

The hubby, Anabel and me.

Happy 1st Birthday Anabel!!!!

A mommy and daughter moment.

Pinata time!!!!!

My mom, dad, youngest brother, Frankie, Anabel and me.

Some of the kids posing with the Clown, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Starwberry Shortcake bouncehouse.