Here It Is....

Decorating By JennT Updated 18 Sep 2005 , 8:57pm by SquirrellyCakes

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JennT Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 4:47am
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Well...the party's over!! lol Been over since 4pm, actually...for my daughter Audrey...she'll be 1 on Monday. I wasn't able to do what I originally planned, (chenille effect in a lattice pattern to match the dress) due to car trouble 2 days in a row & not having enough time to work on the cake last night/this morning, but thanks to lots of advice from HollyPJ, gdixoncakes and others, I think it turned out great! First time with MMF, first time making any kind of flower except for drop flowers, first time using cream cheese icing to decorate with....NEVER again!! But it tasted great! The bottom tier is a key lime cake with cream cheese key lime tier is white cake with strawberries and cream filling. They both tasted great. The bottom cake was actually green and the top one was white and because of the strawberries the filling was pink....a totally color coordinated birthday cake!!! lol I should of taken pictures of the cake when it was really looked cool. Some of the centers on my flowers are too big, but that's ok. I used some green sugar crystals on the top then placed the flowers and MMF initial. It's not perfect, but I learned alot...still have a TON to learn!! lol The picture of both the cakes on the table is a little fuzzy, something was going on with my camera.

(On this day last year Hurricane Ivan was coming onto land & the eye passed right over my house...I was 9 months pregnant with Audrey!! We were in Atlanta & on our way home I went into labor...just went straight to the hospital and 45 minutes later she was born!! Imagine laboring in the front seat of a car with a 4yr old and 2 yr old in the back seat, stuck in traffic on the interstate from all the evacuees trying to get back home!! Not fun!....Sorry to ramble, but all the memories came flooding back tonight!! icon_rolleyes.gif )

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JennT Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 4:50am
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Oh my gosh!! Looking at the pics I just now realized I forgot to put on the leaves!!!!!!!!! HA!! Good thing, I guess....since I can't seem to get a leaf down pat to save my life!! lol Oh, well.... icon_redface.gif

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missmersh Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:01am
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Those look beautiful! You did an excellent job! I bet the birthday girl had a blast smashing her cake! I love the dress too!!! icon_smile.gif
And I didn't notice there weren't any leaves....I think it looks perfect!

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tcturtleshell Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:04am
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Jenn both cakes look wonderful!! You matched them to the T!! Happy Birthday to Audrey!!!

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veejaytx Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:15am
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Both cakes look wonderful. Until you mentioned it, I didn't notice there were no leaves! You did a really good job! The dress is really cute, wish we could see Audrey in it! Bet she had a great time on her first birthday! Janice

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crimsonhair Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:16am
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I love both your cakes Jenn.. and that little dress is adorable.. Now it is too bad you can't show us a pic of your little darling in her dress eating her cake.. I am soooooo anxious for grandchildren.. My daughter got married last summer and they have been "trying" to get pregnant but so far no luck.. She is 32 and is anxious to start a family, and I am very anxious to be a grandma.
You did a fantastic job on your cakes.. icon_smile.gif

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tanyascakes Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:53am
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Jenn, I loved the cakes! I also didn't notice the leaves were missing. I think that they look great. And the oversized flowers were perfect for a 1 y/o birthday. They love everything big and eyepopping!! I bet everyone loved the entire day!! Congrats to you!


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godsgrace Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 1:29pm
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Excelllent job! Great match between the dress and cake. Just darling!

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CanCakeMom Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 1:42pm
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very cute! looks excellent!

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cybourg Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 1:46pm
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The cakes are so cute. And the dress, too. Great work! Happy first to Audrey.

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MominSC Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 1:55pm
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Awesome Job!!! Give yourself a pat on the back girly.... thumbs_up.gif I too didn't realize there wasn't any I love the flowers....and the dress!!! God Job icon_biggrin.gif


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sweetbaker Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 2:36pm
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Great job!!

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sugartopped Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 3:07pm
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Those cakes are great...and very girly!! I have a boy and so do ALL of my friends!! I can't wait to do something girly for a change!!

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Mac Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 3:14pm
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Cute cake JennT. Happy birthday Audrey.
Your cake sounds so yummy--I don't get to experiment with Key Lime too much and I don't care to deorate with Cream Cheese frosting, either.
Hope you guys have a wonderful day--Pam

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Beebug123 Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 3:17pm
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I LOVE that dress, OMG I can just pic my little princess wearing that too, it is absolutely adorable! So neat how you coordinated everything too it (oh and I didn't realise the leaves were missing either, until you said it lol). And the cake itself too, YUM! Were you able to enjoy the party too? I had a blast with my daughter's first, kinda sad how fast it goes...

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Kos Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 3:19pm
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Such a cute cake. Great colors! Happy Birthday Audrey! birthday.gif
Love that name--I have a little 4-year-old Audrey!

You have to change that avatar of yours.
I keep getting stuck on it and lose my train of thought! icon_razz.gif


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Daniela Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 4:35pm
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Jenn, Your cakes turned out beautiful. I'm sure your daughter loved them


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gdixoncakes Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 4:50pm
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The cake is gorgeous! I hope Audrey had a great 1st birthday, and with a cake that beautiful, how could she not have.

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tripletmom Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 5:10pm
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You did a wonderful job on those cakes! Aren't birthdays the best? A time to celebrate and appreciate what life is all about. You and your family have been through a lot lately but you saw it through together and here you are celebrating your little girl's 1st birthday! May she have many more birthday's just as happy as this one!

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 8:57pm
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Love the dress and the cakes, too cute! They are wonderful, didn't need leaves at all! Really cute and coordinated!
Hugs Squirrelly

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