Birthdays R Us

Thursday, August 19, 2010



In the Pollock house, August is birthday season.  The girls' birthdays are just nine days apart.  It always felt really efficient.  I only had to think about loot bags, party invitations and decorated cakes once a year.

Now that the girls are older, elaborately decorated cakes aren't as important.  But in the past there have been some memorable ones.  I may not be the world's best decorator, but I always had fun choosing a theme with the girls and making the cake.It would be hard to choose a favourite, but the dalmation cake, the Harry Potter wizard cap and the dinosaurs (multiple years) all rank up there.

One family party revolved around a wild west theme.  My mom, my sister and her family came, and everyone got name tags like "Calamity Grandma" or "Wild Tom Hickok".  And the cake was in the shape of a horse's head.  My husband suggested that the cake was intended for a Godfather party instead.  I'm not sure he always understand my creative urges.

Today my youngest turned thirteen.  Hard to believe I'm the parent of two teenagers!  And although they don't need theme cakes anymore, M&M decorations are still the order of the day.


7 comments:

Valerie said...

Beth, you cakes are adorable! Who can resist M&M's on top of cake? Happy Birthday to both of your lucky girls! :D

chayacomfycook said...

You can bake me a birthday cake, any time, even when it is not my birthday.

Katrina said...

CUTE dalmation cake! I'm not very talented in the cake decorating department!

skfletcher said...

Beth, I had a laugh when I saw your perfect Dalmation cake. I'll have to keep that in mind. Last week for Ross Sr's birthday I was asked by Elizabeth to make him a WW2 tank!. Wait until you see the pictures. I have many more child/teenage appropriate cakes that I can share with you. Happy Birthday Rachel

skfletcher said...

Can't wait to read about your meals and musings from Europe

Beth said...

Susanne, I loved the photos of the tank cake! You'll have to start your own blog just so everyone else can see it!

The dalmatian cake seems like a long time ago, but I made it for each of my girls' 4th birthday parties. The best part of those parties was the felt dalmatian ears that I glued to headbands for the kids to wear. You've never seen anything cuter than a group of kids running around for a treasure hunt, dalmatian ears flapping in the breeze!

Carla Sandrin said...

I love the cakes, Beth! You are a creative baker as well as a creative writer - a wonderful combo!

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