I’ve previously mentioned that I need little excuse to put my creative gloves on and baby crabb’s first birthday almost sent me into overdrive! Baking, decorating, crafting, wrapping ….. need I go on …..?
For baby crabb’s actual birthday I made him quite a simple three-layered victoria sponge cake. I added some cute little decorative flags and birds which I already had in my cupboard and tied a piece of blue frayed material around it. This ‘ribbon’ was from my wedding, I ripped lots of pieces of material into ribbon and tied them to the trees on my parent’s front lawn. The cake had quite a shabby chic vintage look about it.
I began decorating the house with bunting the day before his actual birthday. I used the bunting I had made for my wedding but when I opened the bag it had been stored in for the past two years, I found meters and meters of bunting – I must have gone a little bunting making crazy in the months leading up to the wedding as I had enough to cover all the houses in the village! However, I soon found good use for it all and hung it in the garden.
And then to the food …. easter egg nests are a must at an easter themed party
and so simple to make. Just a case of mixing crushed shredded wheat and chocolate, putting into cupcake cases, adding a couple of eggs and putting in the fridge to set, yummy – a hit with little and big people!!
Baby crabb loved his first birthday cake so much that I made him exactly the same cake for his party but this time I iced it and decorated it with his name and rocking horses (he loves anything horse related!).
I also made some cupcakes to match with the blue theme! I used a piping bag to ice the cupcakes; I always find I need an extra hand when filling the icing bag so the buttercream doesn’t go all over. So, I put the nozzle in the bag and put the bag in a glass so I was left with both hands to fill the bag.
The party went with a real swing; the sun was shining, our friends were smiling and most importantly, after all that hard work, the wine was flowing!