It’s the night before Chloe’s Birthday celebration and I’m ready to fall asleep. This has been a week of careful planning. For events like these, I make a list of things that need to get done, then I work backwards.
This week was full of fun stuff.
- Annual stop at Party City for essentials.
- Looking for cake ideas and baking our own.
- Copious amounts of YouTube videos.
- Nut free food ideas.
- Building our own pinata.
- Choosing the birthday outfit
- Decorating the kitchen.
- Creating favor bags.
- Finalizing plans at the venue.
- Choosing classroom snack.
We built a cake today and here’s what we did!
For the cake we used (7 boxes) Betty Crocker Devils Food Chocolate box mix.
For the frosting:
Buttercream (I used 16 cups of frosting)
- 1 cup room temp unsalted butter
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 4-6 TBSP milk
- Combine in mixer
We can’t use most toppings/sprinkles/letters or icing from the grocery store, so I used ribbon instead. Plus, we can recycle it, Chloe can use it for her Barbie or something.
Is the cake a little over the top? Yes. She will never have a “cool” Birthday cake, so I work my ass off to make whatever she dreams up each year. Bing nut-free already sucks, it shouldn’t have to on your birthday.
The decorations for the cake we found at Michaels craft store, and the Elena doll is part of a gift she got at Christmas. The cake board is Amazon Prime and so are the cake dowels. This cake is 6 layers, thus it weighs a ton, so these dowels help support each layer of the cake. This cake has 7 woodens dowels for support. You can find these at any craft store.
Tomorrow’s the day – hoping everything goes well and most importantly, she has FUN with friends. So happy for my little lady.