Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday McKenna! and a Recipe

Earlier this week I showed the elements for McKenna’s birthday cake. It was a crazy week. Between Thursday and Friday we had over 14 inches of rain. I was unsure if the party would still be on. The creeks were above flood stage and roads were covered. Thankfully Saturday brought a break from the rain. Although the ground is saturated, the creeks and gullies have run off. 
Saturday we celebrated my niece's second birthday. Here are the elements I had made earlier in the week:
Can you guess what the theme is?
elements 1
elements 2
elements 3
The elements are made from premade fondant (yuck), but the cake is covered in my homemade buttercream.

Whyt’s Buttercream:
I make my icing in my KitchenAid stand mixer with the beater attachment on “Stir.” Blend 1/3 cup of Crisco (I use the sticks to make the measuring easier), 2 sticks of salted butter and 1tsp vanilla extract until smooth.
Slowly add 2 pound bag powdered sugar. Then add milk a little at a time until you have the “right” consistency.

Here is the finished cake:
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Have you figured it out?
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And now with the toppers that McKenna’s mom bought:
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Yo Gabba Gabba!
I had heard of the show, but had to research to find ideas. McKenna’s dad originally suggested dividing the cake into the 4 lands. This is what I found…
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With all that was out there, we settled on just one “land.” IMHO the sweetest background for a 2 year old princess! When you get a chance try the buttercream recipe… You will NEVER go back to premade again!
Have a great week!
Love, Whyt

Linked to:
Keeping It SimpleUndertheTableandDreaming
Home Stories A2Z


  1. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful! Take lots of pictures to share.


    1. Final Pics are up! Somehow, I lost the orginal post. Ugh!

  2. That is SO cute! I'm impressed! I'm happy to be your newest follower via the Mom's Mingle, and would love a visit back at! :)

    1. Thanks for following! Can you take some of this rain we have been getting in Cypress, TX back to CO???? My family moved to Englewood, near Federal and Belleview, right before my 14 yo was born. (I know a great babysitter there, if you ever need one ;-) )

  3. Great cake! --newest follower from

  4. That's AWESOME! My daughter would go crazy for that! I'm stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop and am now a new follower:) Would love for you to stop by Crazy Mama Drama!

  5. Great blog! Stopping by from Mom's Monday Mingle and following.


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