This weekend we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday, I was tasked with making the sweet table. I have to say that it was pretty stressful at times, and it took a lot of work. But in the end it was so worth it! He was all over the place and even fell asleep at one point throughout the day. The highlight of the entire party was when it was time to sing Happy Birthday…he just lit up and starting smiling…I think that’s when he realized everyone was there for him.
The theme for his party was Thomas the Tank Engine, he loves trucks and trains and things like that so what could be better.
Here are a couple of pics…
Thomas #1 Cake
I also added some marshmallow pops, the kids LOVED these and they were gone in mere minutes, these were covered in coloured sugar. I think it’s save to say they were a hit…and SO easy to make.
Next up were the cupcakes, I decided to try something different with these. I’ve been wanted to try the cupcake in a cone for awhile and this was the perfect opportunity. Almost all the kids thought these were really ice cream, in the end they got a pleasant surprise.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Next up we had his smash cake, it was a basic vanilla cake covered in Swiss Meringue Buttercream, his face was priceless after he tasted it…so many little smiles! His topper was a pair of converse, he actually has these shoes!
Brownies are always a hit with kids, so I decided to make a batch and just sprinkle them with icing sugar to give it that extra touch.
Brownies w/ icing sugar
And finally, I made a batch of sugar cookies and customized them just for him…there are no words to describe how quickly there cookies went. I used these for the sweet table and we also gave them out as party favours.
Custom Sugar Cookies
Custom Sugar cookies, party favours
Custom sugar cookies, party favours
Just over the table, I strung pictures of the birthday boy, there was a picture for every month since he’s been born. Everyone loved the idea and complimented how great it looked.
It was a great experience, in all I baked around 5 dozen cookies and my sister helped to decorate them.
Here are a few pics of what was left…
Sweet Table remnants
Sweet Table remnants
It was hard to see two days of work done in about 10 minutes and even though I literally felt like crying, I was happy to do it.