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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Foto Story Friday #85-- January Birthdays

The beginning of January brought Shantel's birthday.
We only have a couple of shaped cake pans, and I'm not cool enough to just create an awesome cake. Shantel decided she would have a PoohBear cake for her 14th birthday. We made the frosting and Cody, Shantel and I chose a color and decorated it all together. It was fun. I'll let you guess who did which color.
After dinner and Grandma and Grandpa's we had cake and now she awaits her gifts. She designed a pair of Chuck Taylors which should be arriving any day.
2 weeks later it was Robby's turn to pick a cake pan. He went for the Mickey Mouse one. While he did his dishes, I frosted and decorated the cake.
Not too bad considering we used the left over frosting from Shantels and attempted to get acceptable colors.
Make a wish, Robby! He awaits his gifts as well. He designed a pair of custom Etnies. They will take 6-8 weeks to arrive.
Next birthday is in May!
P.S. Look what just arrived:
Shantel is one happy custom sky-top owning girl!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily


Cecily R said...

Happy birthday to them both!!

Shantel is turning into such a beauty!

Michelle said...

Great cake decorating skills and happy birthday to both of them.

PS: Don't let my girls know they can make their very own chucks!!

Wayne said...

What a cool cake, I love whinnie the pooh.

great photos

Raise Them Up said...

Awesome job on the cakes! And a very happy birthday to them both! :)


Chris said...

My children are quite jealous -- one is Pooh fanatic, the other loves Mickey Mouse.

Nicely done!

Emily said...

Birthday's are so fun! What are Etnies, though?

Pam Emmons said...

Will you make me a Pooh cake for my birthday? Awesome!

Ryanne said...

with different colors you can't even tell that was mickey! Cannot believe that your kids are getting so old!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Happy birthday to them both! I always looked forward to my mom's homemade birthday cakes. I hope my daughter looks forward to the ones that I will make for her (so far we've done a ladybug and a bumblebee using the same cake pan -how frugal of me!).

Thanks for sharing!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Now I want cake! Looks like they had great b'days!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Etnies are skate shoes.
Sure Pam come on over and I'll make ya a cake! :)
Michelle- Everyone should design their own pair of shoes!
Thanks everyone!

Barbara Manatee said...

Thanks for stopping by today! Love the chucks!! very fun!!!

we have a bunch of January birthdays in our family too...my youngest, my hubby, my nephew and about a million other friends! LOL!

mel*r said...

i am loving those shoes....!!!
what funky great colors!!!

Anonymous said...

Loving those shoes. So you can custom make your own shoes huh?! I need to look into this.

Great pictures. Happy birthday to both of the kids.

lisaschaos said...

Very cool shoes and cakes! Looks like some happy kiddos! :)

Honey Mommy said...

Cool cakes! Around here we would have just gone for the plane rectangular ones... or better yet, we would have pie instead!

Momisodes said...

Those cakes are gorgeous!!!

And I love the custom shoes.