Friday, June 8, 2012

Pinterest Party: Owl Cake

I'm linking up with Leighann @Living with Three Hobbits and a Giant for her pinterest party this week!  Click HERE for Pinspiration or to link up!

Last weekend we had a camping party for Maddie's 4th birthday.  It was a lot of prep work but also a TON of fun!  I enjoy doing homemade goodies for parties.  It's cheaper and it's more personal.  I hope my girls grow up appreciating the work and love that go into it.  Well...with a camping party I wasn't really sure how I was going to do a cake.  Then we added the owl theme to go with the camping theme (to make it a little more girly).  I did a cupcake cake last year so when I saw this owl cupcake cake, I KNEW I had to do it!  Here's the original link:

And here's a picture of the final product when I finished Maddie's cake:

I couldn't find plain chocolate wafer cookies like the directions call for, so I made chocolate sugar cookies and cut them out with a round cookie cutter.  The eyes are made using a cookie similar to thin mints because the cookies I made were too big...

This was such a fun project and turned out to be a huge hit!  However, next year I'll know better than to put coconut on a cake for 4 year olds...that part didn't go over well :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

All About Maddie on her 4th Birthday

What makes you happy?  When I watch Doc McStuffins with my sister.
What makes you sad?  When you punish me and put pepper on my tongue.
What is your favorite thing to do with Sadie?  Watch Doc McStuffins.
What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?  Go to the park.
What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy?  Snuggle.
What's your favorite breakfast food?  All the stuff.  
What's your favorite lunch food?  Chicken nuggets with mayonnaise.
What's your favorite snack?  Junk food.
What's your favorite supper food?  Spaghetti and meatballs.
What's one food you REALLY don't like?  Zucchini.
What's your favorite thing about school?  When we play on the iPads.
What's your favorite book?  All the books.  
What's your favorite thing to watch on tv?  Doc McStuffins (like you didn't see that one coming...)
What's your favorite movie?  Lady and the Tramp
Who's your best friend?  Cadence and Sydney
What do you want to be when you grow up?  A paramedic
What are you best at doing?  Snuggling with mommy.
What is your best memory?  Going camping.
What's your favorite toy?  Dogs.  Those stuffed animals.
What's something Daddy tells you a lot?  Most of the time he just bes happy with me.
What's something Mommy tells you a lot?  You always tell me be nice to my sister.
What's your favorite song?  The Laurie Berkner songs.
If you could change your name, what would it be?  Alex.
Can you tell me three things about yourself?  Maddie likes to play by herself and just play by herself, watch tv by herself, do everything by herself.
Now, tell me something funny.  A crawcat was stuck in somebody's underwear. (She's been on a crawfish kick lately, so I guess she wanted to come up with something funnier and made it a crawcat).
Is there anything else you want to tell me?  Yes.  Tell you bedtime stories, tell you all about Sadie.  Sadie, you have yucky yucky lovey disease.  Your lovey is disgusting.  Go on, dude, you're yucky.  Silly willy flower.  That's a icky flower.  Chicken head.