January 10, 2013

DIY Snowman Cake and BIRTHDAY boys!

You know the holiday craziness between Thanksgiving and Christmas---filled with crafting, shopping, special holiday events, family gatherings, etc, etc, etc.  During this time, we are also blessed to celebrate not one, but TWO, big birthdays in this house!!!!  Andrew turned two shortly after Thanksgiving and Aiden turned four shortly before Christmas!  Yes, two birthdays in three weeks in this BUSY time!!! 

We spend the actual birthdays celebrating as a family of four (And a special visit from Grandpa who was here for Aiden's birthday in his pre-Christmas visit)!  We have never done the BIG birthday thing in our house, partly because we have NO family nearby, partly due to the fact that it is the busiest time of the year for everyone we know, and partly because our house is limited on space!  

But this year was the first year that the boys got to have a little "friends" party!  We invited two of our favorite families over for a fun night of eating, playing, eating, playing, and more eating!!!! It was a pretty low-key night with football on in the background, kids destroying the house, and overall just a fun evening with friends.  

I prepared all the food myself.  For appetizers, we had...
  • Chips and Dip
  • Apples with Brown Sugar Dip
  • Cream Cheese Pinwheels (AWESOME---will share the recipe at another time!)


For the adults, we had chili!  While the kids feasted on mini pizzas created on biscuit dough!

My favorite creation was the boys' birthday cake!  I combined a few ideas I found on Pinterest to create this special "Frosty" snowman cake for the boys!!!!  I baked one 8 inch cake and one 9 inch cake and added buttercream icing!  For the buttons, I used Kraft holiday marshmallows.  For the scarf, I used a Fruit By the Foot.  For the arms, I used pretzel rods.  For the mouth, I used a Sour Punch straw.  For the nose, I used an orange slice.  And the eyes are Hershey Kisses.  And I sprinkled a little "glittery sprinkles" on it to get it a little glisten!  




I have to say that I LOVED seeing the joy on my boys' faces for their simple and sweet birthday gathering!!!




PS:  Don't forget to check out our link about our  virtual "Pinterest Night" that will occur on Sunday, January 29th!  For more information on how to join, click here!  It's going to be a FUN-filled Pinteresting time!

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19 comments:

  1. That cake is stunning - well done :) Sounds like a fun little party :)

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  2. love love love the cake!!! Have you linked it up?
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/fondue-take-2-and-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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  3. We love your cute snowman cake! -The Six Sisters

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  4. Super cute! What a fun idea for a birthday cake. Also, tell me know about this brown sugar dip! ;)

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  5. Love the little details like the pretzel stick arms and the scarf. Stopping by from Freedom Fridays. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  6. Such a cute cake! I am impressed.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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  7. Stopping by from the Friday link up...oh my goodnes, that Frosty cake is awesome!! So cute. So glad your boys enjoyed their night. Cute family picture too. Happy (almost)Friday!

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  8. That cake is amazing! Happy birthday to your boys!

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  9. This cake is amazing! My kids would go crazy!! :)

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  10. My daughter's eyes were drawn to this immediately. So cute.

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  11. I'm always so impressed when I check out posts here!!

    Have a Great day :)

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  12. O my goodness! This is too cute! Love it! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  13. Those are often the best parties with great memories! Cute cake! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  14. Birthday parties are so much work! Fun, but work! It appears as though this was a success! The food is great, but that cake is adorable!! Perfect for a winter birthday! Well done! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  15. This is so cute! I love new ideas for fun winter treats. This will have to be a new one at our house. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

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  16. Oh my goodness. This is adorable!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. I'm back from vacation and will start a new party tonight. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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