Months ago, my sister-in-law, Megan, started planning Ava’s first birthday party. She decided on an owl theme with the saying “Look Whooo’s Turning One”! She asked me to help her come up with ideas for decor and the cake. We decided on a baby smash cake for Ava and 24 cupcakes for the guests. That was about all the direction she gave me 🙂
When I got the Cricut Cake for Christmas I started coming up with all kinds of ideas of what I could do to the cake. I was thinking of making tons of fondant leaves and placing them on the cake as feathers but then I thought that wouldn’t be very easy for a baby to “smash”. I decided to use the machine on the cupcakes and make a bunch of toppers! These are the owls I came up with!
So, with my counter covered in little owls (so they can dry out) I got to work on the baby cake. I have to say that this was one of the funnest cakes I’ve made in a long time. It was so small and didn’t take very long to do at all. I texted a picture of me prepping the cake to Jared and I got back the reply “Are you SURE that’s what you want to do?” I love that you can make something out of flour and eggs that no one else could envision. It’s kind of validating to know that the ramblings in your head do make sense (sometimes)!
I had to drop these off a day earlier than I had planned because we are heading to Utah to see Aunt Kyrina get baptized!!! It was sort of last-minute but Megan was okay with it I’m just sorry I’ll miss singing to her and watching her blow out her candle! Love you, Ava! Happy Birthday!