Monday, April 18, 2011

Lulu's Birthday Party

 Yesterday was a great day for us all.  We had Lulu's birthday party at 8am with my parents and my brother there to help celebrate. Lulu woke up and was so excited to see all the decorations, presents and her cake that she has been so excited about.  She was so patient for everyone to arrive.  I thought for sure she would go bonkers waiting but she really did well.  The night before my mom came over to help Mark and I set up.  She helped me finish the cake too!    
 Lulu asked for a princess castle cake this year.  I had a lot of fun making this cake.  I used 2 boxes of cake mix to make this.  And made 3 batches of frosting to frost and glue it all together that I turned pink with a natural food coloring from Whole Foods.  I baked 2 - 7x11in cakes out of one mix, then I baked 2- 5" small round toppers and 5 cupcakes with the other mix.  Then the towers are sugar cones that I placed on top of the cupcakes.  There is a layer of frosting gluing all the cakes together.  I used jelly beans to use as the castle stones.  And my mom made the darling flags.   
 The cake was a hit with Lulu!
 Even Levi loved it. 
 The men ate in the living room.  My mom made a delicious egg casserole that I hope she can make for us after Ila is here!!  Click HERE for the recipe from her blog.  
 Then Lulu got to open presents.  She got a lot of fun things.  A new ballerina outfit and a new BIKE!!  She loves it and she did a lot of riding yesterday.  That's one of the main reasons we did an early party.  We knew she would want to ride her bike.
We ended the day by going to the 5pm service with my parents at our church.  We had a visiting worship band do our worship, Rend Collective.  It was a real treat to hear them.  They are from Northern Ireland and have been touring for the past handful of months with Chris Tomlin.  After church we got to meet them and get their new album, they even signed it for us.  Click HERE to preview the album. 


Christine said...

I had such a fun day!
Great way to start a Birthday, with family and cake!
You did a fabulous job on Lulu's cake, as always.

corners of my life said...

I love the look on Lulu's face in the second photo.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to Princess Lulu!
The castle cake is FAB! :)
I love that last ballet dancer/cyclist pic! Too cute!