Today was Will's 4th birthday (I am still in shock that he is that old) and we hosted a drop-in party to celebrate. It was a day full of good friends and cute kids and SUGAR. The kids and I made some simple construction paper decorations yesterday and last night I was up until after midnight making this damn cake and cupcakes. The photos are terrible - I blame the tiredness and hectic pace of the day, but they are awful! I am kind of disappointed I didn't take more time to capture the day, but I guess it is a testament to how much fun we were having.
William requested a rainbow cake with purple icing, so I thought I would go with the (cheap and easy) rainbow theme for the day! The crown was his idea - I think someone in his class had a birthday this week, and got a crown and cupcakes. His wish was my command - how can I deny this face?
The new furniture layout seemed to work out well... ;p
The cake recipe I got here, and I kind of wish I had gone with a simpler recipe, especially as I was starting the boiled outer icing at midnight last night. It was three coloured layers with three different-coloured layers of icing in between.
Maybe these colours broke my camera?
The finished layers looks disturbingly like a Big Mac...
Yeah - quite the knife, eh? I wasn't messing around...
In the end the icing layers didn't show up very much, but people seemed to enjoy it none-the-less, especially the little guys!
It was a really wonderful time with some fabulous friends. The boys were wonderful despite what must have been a pretty overwhelming day. It's no wonder Will went to bed asking to have another birthday tomorrow! I think I need the year to recuperate... :)