The kid turned two some time back. I can’t believe it! We have been parents for two years now! Talk about a big accomplishment. I wouldn’t exactly say we loved every minute of it. There were a couple of hair pulling moments specifically night times but on the whole, it has been an amazing experience.
As with every birthday celebrated in our home, I’d like to make and customise the birthday cakes. This year, the kid gets to see the making of the cake. She kept coming around while I was making fondant Mickeys and exclaiming, “Oh Mickey Mouse!”. Well, at least I know it looks like Mickey! Phew.
As I was cracking my head on a figurine to make this year, I finally decided to make a tradition instead. I made the same figurines as last year but added on the Mickey headbands for the little missy and Rosco. So every year going forward, the kid and the dog will spot different outfits/add ons while maintaining a somewhat similar pose. It’s an idea, gotta see how it goes!
The cupcakes are for the kids at the daycare and since it’s gonna be eaten by kids, I decided to make a “healthier” option so I made banana cake. It is also one of my favourite cakes to make because I managed to snag a pretty good recipe for this. I knew it was going to be a favourite for everyone as well.
It was my first time making this many cupcakes – 38 in total. To be honest, I was pretty frazzled at one point wondering if I could even finish up the batch of cupcakes. And the weather? Hey, what’s up with the rain, Sydney? It was raining for three days straight – apparently the worst storm in a long time. The wet weather was a bummer especially working with fondant. The fondant wouldn’t dry and it was sticky. Everything was droopy as heck! Bad timing.
Still, everything went perfectly as planned and the cakes were amazing. Everyone loved it and I had fun making it.
We surprised the kid at daycare with the cupcakes and sang the birthday song for her. She got so embarrassed and hid her face throughout the song, much to our amusement. =)
We set up her personal cake on a stool ready for her when she got back. She hasn’t seen the finished version so that would be a surprise for her. She was absolutely happy to see the little cake and couldn’t stop smiling. There was another round of birthday song and blowing of the candle. In our excitement, we only stuck one candle in the cake! She’s gonna have questions in future about the number of candles on her cake.
I think we made it really special for her this birthday. I hope she felt special too. I love birthdays and love celebrating with my loved ones so I want to make sure the kid feels the same too. I think she did enjoy her birthday and would probably never remember this day but we have pictures and videos for her to see in future.
Happy birthday, kiddo. We love you lots and lots!