We spend our latest Saturday enjoying a time of celebration! This particular celebration was for KayLeigh’s 6th birthday. We decided that we would have her birthday party at a Lake near our home because when you rent a pavilion you also get 10 arm bands so the kids can do everything they want. Some of the things they had was a choo choo train that takes the riders all the way around the lake and back for a relaxing view of all the scenery. They also have putt putt golf, paddle boats, and many other things that don't cost anything. KayLeigh was looking at a magazine the week prior and she saw a three tier cake and said “I want a cake like that for my birthday”. Well needless to say we wanted to try and make that happen so we asked a friend to make us one and at first thought she could, but then realized she would not have time. We thought about it and decided that no task would be too big to at least try so we bought all the materials it would take to make this cake and got to it. I baked all the cakes during the day and once that was done Jeff and I cut them as level as we could and started stacking pieces and icing them. Once we finished that we put them in the fridge over night and then we pulled them out in the morning and stacked them all up and iced over the whole thing together. After that Chasity came over and we started adding all the fondant flowers that we cut out previously and it really started to take some shape. Here are a few pictures of the process and please keep in mind we have never done anything more than a single layer cake.
Here we are making sure it is getting done evenly.
We added a little icing to the back of the flowers to help them stick.
Here is Chas setting all the flowers in place on the cake and making sure we disperse our colors correctly.
And here is the cake finished ready for transport.
Once we were done with the cake it was time to head to the park. here are all the kids waiting for the cake to be cut.
Here they are filling up on their sugar for the day.
Oh we are really making a dent in that cake.
Here is Tanner taking to Emilee.
Here is the train way across the lake with everyone on it.
Here it comes
Now were back!
Here they are about to arrive at the station.
Here is Gabriel, Tristin, and KayLeigh getting ready for the paddle boats.
And off we go!
Whew it is not easy paddling those boats.
Here is Garrett and James hanging out too!
Here is Sadie, KayLeigh, Gracie, and Lilly!
We are so glad that we chose to have the party here and we are so grateful that everyone could come and join in the celebration. We had an awesome time!