What a way to celebrate the New Year with a birthday celebration. My good friend’s daughter, Gianna, turned one on 12/31/10. It’s amazing how a year goes by so fast. Her party theme was a butterflies & dragonflies. Mommy, Aisa, wanted cookies as favors for the party. She picked the colors & let me design them.
Out of the 8 dozen, this design was my favorite:
Aisa’s cousin, Debra, designed the beautiful cake below. We had exchanged emails during the week about coordinating colors and I was going to make a few cookies as accents on the cake. I ended up making Gianna’s name on cookie sticks along with mini flowers & butterflies. When Debra came in with the cake, I was so amazed at how beautiful it turned out!
The cake was beautiful the way it was and I was intimidated to even add anything else to it. When Debra added the two flower cookies on the top, I was so happy with that. We went back and forth about adding Gianna’s name to it because it would cover the top layer of the cake.
We decide go ahead and add the name and Debra put lots of mini fondant butterflies and dragonflies around the cake.
It was a pleasure working with Debra! If you’re in need of a cake designer, I highly recommend Debra. She’s currently attending college in Las Vegas so her schedule might be a bit full, but if you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) I’ll forward your info to her.
I had to leave shortly after this picture was taken, but I know Gianna had a wonderful first birthday!