>> Friday, April 22, 2011
My Marine just recently had a birthday. We were a bit unsure of how to celebrate since he's usually never here for his birthday, so this one was pretty special!
Nani and I talked about what kind of cake to make for daddy. She, at first, wanted a helicopter cake -- after all, daddy IS a Blackhawk crew chief....so it's just natural that he have a helicopter birthday cake. Right? WRONG! Mommy don't do helicopters......at least not yet.
So after much consideration, we decided to make daddy a zoo cake. Now I have to say that the only thing I did was bake the cake and put the animals on the top. Nani did the rest all by herself - and I have to say - she did a FABULOUS job for being only 6 years old!
|Carefully icing the cake!|
|Adding the "grass" (green sprinkles)|
|Adding the Kit-Kat fencing (you can slightly see the blue icing for the water pond too)|
|Completed cake and so proud of herself!|
|Enjoying an off-key serenading of Happy Birthday|
|Daddy and the birthday cake baker|
|The big birthday gift - a hybrid grill (both gas and charcoal)|
From me, the girls, and my mom and daddy