Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby!!!

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Yesterday she was coming home from the hospital and today she’s six!  I seriously blinked and boom she’s a big kid!


Let me tell you about Abby.  She’s my drama queen both in temperament and style.  She’s got more dresses than Princess Katherine and works every one of them!  She loves dance, arts and crafts, acting and most of all singing.  The moment she hears a song she loves, bam! she’s singing and dancing along.  Her current favourite is “Born this Way” by Lady Gaga.  It really is quite the experience to be seen…and heard!

Abby already has an opinion about everything.  She likes to make her little sister, Rowan, do what she wants and has artfully mastered making Rowan think it was her idea.  It’s really quite something to watch!


Now with this opinionated child you also get a mind that changes a lot.  We’ve gone from a Hello Kitty Cake to another princess cake to on Monday deciding she wanted a unicorn cake.  AHHHHHHH crap was my first thought.

I already had decided that we were going to do something small and then throw a big party when school starts up again.  But then we invited one family friend and then decided to invite her BFF from school since her BFF from next door was away and it was no longer a small little party or cake.  So we decided on going to the pool, ordering pizza and having a slightly larger cake. 

So I asked my followers and Facebook friends for ideas.  Nada, except for using an ice cream cone as the horn.  My friend Jen from JPCreatibles, who was up for the challenge, tried to find me some ideas but in the end were above my mental ability after 4 hours of sleep and since we got off the plane on Tuesday at midnight, a carved cake was probably not going to happen. But I had to try, I mean who can resist this mug???


So I got to work!  I had some leftover fondant, so I modeled the topper and made the flowers, which was not too terribly brain taxing on Wednesday.  Once the unicorn was made Abby promptly came over and said, in no uncertain terms, “Mummy, the horn should be pink!” and then walked away.  Yes dear!


I’ve always wanted to make the rainbow cake (I’ve been a lot about the rainbows recently) and was inspired by Rosie from Sweetapolita who used Kaitlin from The Whisk Kid’s rainbow cake recipe.  So I baked on Wednesday too.  The colours were vibrant and I loved it!  HELLO COLOUR!!! I used Americolour and it’s amazing!


This morning I put it all together.  Still tired but it was Abby’s actual birthday and it had to be done for my princess!



For the cake go here.

For the buttercream go here

For the fondant go here

So as I’m rolling out the fondant it was beautiful and then I placed it on the cake and it cracked.  If it was for anyone else and if I wasn’t dead on my feet, I would have removed it and started again.  It’s not perfect but for a 6 year old who won’t remember that the fondant wasn’t perfect only that it was the perfect colour pink, all was good!


You can really see the cracks here, but doesn’t the unicorn look so cute!!! Especially with it’s pink horn :)

Now the piece de resistance!


I am so loving the colour.  It really does give off the “wow” factor.


The cake was a big hit, even the lifeguards at the pool gave me a thumbs up and a couple asked for my cards, so despite all the flaws I see, I think I did A-OK!

So Happy Birthday to my Princess Abby.  We love you so much!


Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Chic and Crafty
Sweet Treats Party
Sweet Tooth Friday
I'm Loving It Fridays
TGIF Craft Junkie
Foodie Friday
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Show and Tell Saturday
Sweets for a Saturday
Party Mindie Style
Weekend Wrap Up Party
Friday Food
Joy of Desserts
Mingle Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Mouthwatering Monday
Strut Your Stuff
Get Your Craft On
Tuesday Tea Party
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesday To Do Party


  1. Happy Happy Birthday to her! I know how you feel - mine is 6 1/2 and every day I wonder where the time has gone! :(

    The cake is so beautiful! I love all the layers. :)

  2. what a sweet cake for a very pretty princess :)

  3. LOVE IT! Great project! I found you through the linking party at The Frugal Girls! :)
    I'd like to invite you to join my T.G.I.F. Linky Party to share your fabulous projects. I'm looking to grow my weekly party with fabulous projects just like this one. Here is the direct link and I hope you can visit sometime.
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party every Thursday evening - Tuesday

  4. Hi there! Found ya through Tidy Mom's linkup.

    You did a gorgeous job with this cake!!

    What brand of food coloring did you use to get those gorgeous colors?

    (And your unicorn is totally precious!)

  5. SO precious! Love love. You did a beautiful job!

    My daughter has insisted that I make her rainbow tie dyed cupcakes two years in a row, waiting to see if she insists on them this year, too.

    They are fun! <3

  6. A beautiful cake for a beautiful 6 yr. old!!! That cake POPS and I love it! I have to agree, the pink horn makes it!

    Happy Birthday Abby!

  7. Your cake is (almost) as beautiful as Abby! I'm sure that she had a wonderful birthday and I wish her a fantastic year. Six is a great age. Happy Birthday Abby, you look beautiful in your princess outfit :)

  8. I found you from Little Brick Ranch's Foodie Friday link--the photo drew me in. What a perfect recipe for your princess. If you get a moment, I'd love for you to link up over at Momtrends. This week we're featuring sorbet cocktails for our recipe linky:

  9. This cake is so impressive - absolutely beautiful and whimsical! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Oh if only I had your talent and could make this unicorn cake as pretty as you do. My younger sister loves unicorns more than anything. She'd go crazy for this. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  11. What a sweet cake, Abby is a beautiful little girl.

  12. Such a sweet cake, happy b-day Abby, better late then never. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time.

  13. Beautiful Cake!!!


  14. Adorable. Love, love, love the little unicorn. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your cake and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

  15. Happy Birthday to your beautiful princess. They do grow up in the blink of an eye. Careful, next few blinks will be junior high graduation, college, and a wedding.
    Thank you for linking this magical cake to Joy of Desserts.

  16. Congrats, you were one of the top 5 recipes from last week's Sweet Tooth Friday. I've Stumbled your recipe and it will be featured in Saturday's post. I hope you'll stop by and grab a button.

  17. This is such a pretty cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe... I'm going to give it a try!

  18. Darling cake! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!