Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Celebration

Mallorie turned five years old, this Saturday, which was the same day P&G rented out our local amusement park for their employees & their families. We spent the whole day in Snoopy land letting the kids get their fill of kiddy rides. And it was so fun seeing them so excited & thoroughly enjoying themselves.

 Mallorie got to ride her first kid roller-coaster on Saturday. Kyle said she was in tears for the first drop and then was laughing hysterically the rest of the ride. I wish I had been there, because her little laugh melts my heart! I love her so much and I'm so grateful for her! She is the sweetest little girl! I still can't believe she's five, though. How did that happen, so quickly?



So Thursday, I decided I was going to make Mallorie a cake of her choice. Which was really silly of me, considering I've never made a cake before! 
But as we were looking through Pinterest, we found a darling Tangled cake that Mallorie loved.

So after much help from friends, I started baking this monstrosity late Thursday evening. A few sleepless hours later, I was really not that much further along into the cake & had a kitchen that looked like a train had gone through it. The next day was Friday, so I knew I had to finish. I thought the fondant-look was gorgeous. So, I thought I'd give it a try(Bad idea). It took forever to make and once I layed it over the cake,it began to look wrinkled. 


 I was so deflated & exhausted by then, so I just decided to frost it, with good' ol butter cream frosting and adorn it with some some edible beads & chocolate cover raisins. It definitely didn't turnout how I wanted it to. But at the end of the day, my daughter loved it:)! Which in my madness exhaustion, forgot was the whole point of this cake:). Does any one else ever do this? I feel like I am constantly under estimating the time & effort it takes to accomplish projects. Maybe I just need someone to talk me out of my impulsiveness:).


The poor hubby had the task of bringing in the cake into the park. We were both very nervous about transporting it but luckily it stayed in one piece! We would have left it at home, but that was way too much cake for just our family to consume!
Mallorie was so happy to have friends to celebrate with!
Love these little munchkins! Seeing their smiling faces makes everyday worth all the chaos:)!
Thanks so much for reading!