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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Welcome Summer!

Not only was yesterday the first day of summer, but June 21 is also Mary's birthday! With Josh off on his camping trip and the kids having a dentist appointment that morning I knew I wasn't going to get to go see her on her birthday. Since Ben (Josh's brother/Mary's dad) was on the camping trip as well, Trish and the girls came up here to celebrate Mary and Gabby's (on June 17) birthdays with us! Here's what I threw together kind of last minute to honor them.
I had already purchased their gifts through out the year and had them all wrapped for when I saw them next and for the cakes I headed to a local discount grocer and got a organic chocolate cake mix and reduced sugar frosting (for a healthier option) and the pink one is funfetti (best boxed cake ever!) that I decorated with canned frosting and food coloring spray. The base is my pampered chef stoneware wrapped in cellophane to look a little prettier. I just love how it turned out!
The chocolate looked great too, although my photography doesn't do it much justice.
The girls loved their gifts and we finished off the night with pizza and movies.

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Carrie said...

I love that funfetti. That sure makes a cake look fun and interesting. I'll have to remember that. Where did you pick it up?

Love all the pink and it sounds like you girls had an AWESOME time!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Celebrating summer AND birthdays? How fun!! I love the idea to wrap the pampered Chef stone in celophane. What a great idea! I'll have to remember that.