I knew I would forget to get these pictures up. ;-) But here they are. Better late than never. Sweet E actually wanted a blue cake this year. I couldn't believe it! So, since she wanted blue I decided to give her a blue skirt for her outfit this year as well. Last year I did a flower on the front of her shirt. With the blue print I decided to go with a silhouette of Sunbonnet Sue and then the #5 is on the back. This skirt gave me a hard time. Well, the pattern wasn't too bad. It was my serger that tested my patience. Thanks to having difficulty with my serger I spent almost 2 hours longer on the skirt than needed. At least I finished it and she loves it. :-) It has just the right amount of twirl.
Sweet E wanted a strawberry cake with chocolate icing. No complaints here. I love ganache!
Yes, my decorating skills are lacking but I love creating a cake for my child's birthday. To save money, instead of buying a special doll pan to make the skirt, I made the skirt out of crispie treats. It made it super easy to shape. At first the doll turned out short and squat but I was able to reshape it to make her taller.
She could hardly wait to eat her cake. She tried to be patient.....
She did a good job waiting. Everyone loved the cake. I am curious to see what she requests for her birthday next year. But first on my list is Big T's cake. I don't know if he has decided what he wants yet or not. I am sure it will be another adventure in decorating. :-D