Hard to believe, but K is turning 9 on Wednesday. As I have said many times, there are some very long hours, but the years fly by. In her honor, I present a year by year look at her birthday cakes. What I find interesting is that despite all the baking we do, I purchase birthday cakes.
Only twice have we made cakes and one of those year's, it was a large cookie for her cookie party.
The other key thing is to know that almost all of her cakes came from Miette. Katie first met Caitlin Williams (now Freeman) when she rode in her Bjorn as I shopped at the Berkeley market. We followed them from Berkeley back to the Ferry Building where many tourists enjoyed photographing K covered in frosting from her Miette cupcake of the week. As you will see below, the cakes they made for her were simply amazing.
|Year 1: Strawberry layer cake is confusing|
|Year 2: Elmo before|
|Year 3: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Wish I had a better picture of this one. Based on Elmer|
|Year 4 Princess cake before|
|Princess cake after|
|Year 5 Kind of 70s rainbow|
|Six! Purry, possibly my all-time favorite. Based on a favorite toy: Purry|
|Year 7, homemade and K decorated.|
|Year 8, the cookie party|
|And for the 9th birthday from Mr and Mrs Miscellaneous|
|Candied violet ice cream cake!|