Monday, September 1, 2008

Holly Turns 28!

This past holiday weekend was my sister's birthday, as I mentioned in the previous post. I had a blast celebrating it with her and the family. While Joey was outside cooking the steaks (which were wonderful, btw, thanks Joey), I was busy trying to decide how to decorate the cake. It was Aubrey's idea to use her Polly Pocket dolls on the cake somehow, but I wasn't sure as to how I would get them on the cake to where they wouldn't fall over. I did my best to make it work and gave them all skirts made out of crumbled cake and icing and then covered those skirts with a layer of icing. It wasn't easy, but I had to follow through with it since Aubrey and Ella were so excited with the idea of having the dolls on the cake.
Thanks again, Holly and Joey, for having me over this weekend so that I could partay with y'all. It was a lot of fun, I'll see you guys soon.

The cake! Aubrey helped with the oh so special sprinkles placement. I don't know if you can tell or not, but Joey was able to stick a couple of the candles into the dolls hands using some icing. :)

The birthday girl!!!

Cali enjoyed the little party blowers. She was just laughing and laughing everytime Aubrey and Ella would blow on them. Isn't that smile just contagious!?!

Here's a video while we're were at the table eating our cake and ice cream. I thought it was just too cute not to post. Enjoy!


hoLLy said...

you did such an awesome job with that cake!!! thank you so much for decorating it for me. i felt oh so special:) that video of cali is so cute. i love that chocolate face and that growl.

hoLLy said...

oh, and thanks for visiting and for my presents! it meant a lot having you there for my birthday. we were all sad to say goodbye:(

jOeY said...

Bravo on the cake...bravo. I can't believe you were able to do that with so little to work with. It looked awesome!

P.S. Thanks for making the long drive to visit with us on Holly's special day.

Patty said...

I love that video. You did a wonderful job on that cake! I hadn't noticed the dolls holding the candles until you mentioned it -nice touch. I'm sure you made Holly's birthday extra special by being there. It looks like you guys had a fun time!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Great job on the cake. That was quite ingenious (sp) on getting the Holly Pockets to have skirts on them looks simply divine. Great work there on the candles Joey. Girls your idea was great and sprinkles perfectly placed. Tara thanks for that video it is soooo cute I kept replaying it. Too cute. Thanks for taking the time to spend the day with Holly and family.

-Melissa- said...

You did a great job on the cake! Will you decorate my b-day cake? It looks like you had a fun time with Holly and fam.

swainsRus said...

I LOVE THE CAKE!!! How creative and fun! You are the best sister a sister could ever have! You should tell Holly that! Ha! I love how you had helpers! What a blast!