Lainey’s 1st Birthday!

I just realized I haven’t made a post in almost a month.  I wanted to make a post with pictures from Lainey’s 1st Birthday but never got around to it.  I have all her pictures now all together and thought I should share with you her 1st birthday fun!

The theme was the colors Pink, Yellow and Blue.  I guess it’s not really a theme but a color scheme 🙂

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I have to admit her birthday was mostly inspired by Pinterest.  I called it a Pinspiring Birthday Party!

I made this tutu from a tutorial I found on Pinterest.  The moment I saw it I thought it would be perfect for her party outfit.  When I first made the tutu for her and had her try it on, she screamed!  She absolutely hated it.  I tried again a month later and she still hated.  But for the big day she had sooo much fun in it.  I have to say though heads up for anyone making one, do NOT use sparkly tulle.  It falls off and gets everywhere!

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Here is her cake! Homemade by mama!  I got the idea from another little girls birthday that I saw on Pinterest (surprise eh?)

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Hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures!

Lainey’s 1st Birthday Inspiration Ideas

Okay, so Lainey’s 1st Birthday isn’t until September, but it’s my first child and I love to plan things so why not start now!  Here are a few ideas I have….

My inspiration for the theme I got from here: http://blog.hwtm.com/2012/06/chevron-polka-dot-first-birthday-party-ideas/

I just love the colours!

So for the cake I really like the chevron cake with polka dots. However, since I don’t want to go way over board and do a 3-tier cake, I think 2-tier would be perfect with a foam tier for the top. Otherwise I think I might have a lot of left overs.

chevron-birthday-cake-polka-dots    For the bottom tier, I was thinking Pink, with White chevron stripes.

The top tier would be White, with a Yellow quatrefoil and the letter would be Blue.

Then I chose to maybe put a Blue peony flower like I made for Crystal’s

wedding cake.

Then I found out online how to make ruffled streamers!
How cute are these.  a4http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/05/tutorial-ruffled-streamers.html  I think I’ll do two coloured ones.  Maybe Pink/Blue, and a Blue/Yellow.

Here are some other ideas I had:

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Then what would a 1st Birthday for a girl with out a tutu!  I’m planning to make her a Blue and Pink fluffy tutu.
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Crystal’s Wedding Cake

I made this cake back in August (12) for my sister’s wedding.

Since I had been making cakes here and there for birthday’s I wanted to attempt something a bit bigger.

And with her permission I made her a wedding cake.  I took two cake decorating classes at Michaels and then went online to learn the rest.

So this is what she wanted it to look like …
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http://thecupcakeblog.com/hot-pink-wedding-cupcake-tower/

So this was my first practice flower

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… and VOILA! the final product

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We didn’t want to cover the cupcakes in flowers so instead I just put one little gumpaste  rose on each or a small gumpaste flower.