Miss Morgan’s 7th Birthday
I can’t possibly express to you my excitement when my best-girlfriend, Niki, asked me to make the goodies for her youngest’s birthday celebration. Little Miss Morgan is a joyful, smiling, inquisitive, pink-loving, outspoken pistol of a sweetheart. I love her like my own. Truly. What an honor to be asked to bake the centerpiece for her special day. As soon as her Momma shared the news with me that little Miss had never, ever had a big traditional birthday cake, I knew I had to create a sweet she would never forget. Challenge gleefully accepted. After gathering the essential details about the birthday girl’s wishes and the event~ favorite flavors (chocolate), colors (did I mention: lots of girly pink?), and the theme (also, pink… seriously love this kid!)~ I set about planning the perfect, eye-popping sweet confection. Morgan started her celebration with a crafting party at Michael’s Arts & Crafts where the guests painted unfinished wooden frames in their favorite colors and then decorated them with all sorts of jewels and bobbles and glitter. This is one creative bunch~ every frame was a beautiful and unique masterpiece. Then friends and family headed back to the house for a wonderful laidback party, lots of presents, and the big “unveiling” of the cake.
By the guest of honor’s request, the cake HAD to be chocolate. A decadent tower of 3 slightly diminutive, fudgey layers of rich chocolate cake. And the frosting. Oh my word. Layers upon layers of whipped girly-pink, white chocolate buttercream ribbons sprinkled with edible iridescent fairy dust and pastel jimmies.
Accompanying this gem were two toned baby-cakes, crafted from the same moist chocolate cake and a classic vanilla bean version, topped with creamy swirls of cookies-n-cream frosting dusted with hot pink edible glitter. Colorful butterflies and dragonflies and bumblebees in jewel tones perched prettily on top of these.
On her presentation cake, I chose to do a bunting topper. I’ve been seeing them all over Pinterest and I love the feminine, festive look they lend, and how they can make a cake a celebration of its own. I used pink and black swirled paper to match the babycake liners and hot pink, glitter stickers to spell out her name.
I was very pleased with the outcome. Even more pleased that the birthday girl smiled all day long. Thank you to Niki and Morgan and family for including SweetGrubs in your celebration!
Happy, happy 7th birthday, Morgan! and many sweet blessings in the coming year!
With Sweetest Regards