The whole things was from scratch. Dad thought it weighed about 40 pounds, serving over 35 people. The base underneath was a big cake, and then the popcorn box was a smaller cake, decorated with fondant and other good stuff.
Then we went down to Portland to see Gramma and Grampa. Well, the real reason we went was for Mom to throw our friend Erika a baby shower. Of course, while we were there, I went for a bike ride with Grampa down by the creek. . .
And then, this is the layout that they put together for the baby shower. There was a lot of fuss and muss over colors and bunting, but I paid most of my attention to the cupcake display :)
All those cupcakes, just calling to be shoved into my mouth . . .
We had to include a picture of the Erika. She's the best.
Come here my little cupcake friend!
And, of course, Finley was sporting a tutu. That seems to be the fashion of choice for her age. Girls are funny :)
Then, at the end of March, we had Finley's birthday party. She started that day in her birthday suit.
It was in the morning, and she was just about to get pulled together for the day's events, but she did do a few laps around the house lookin rather risque. . .
But, the adults got a hold of Finley and dressed her. Of course, sporting a tutu.
But, she seemed happy enough, and I think it fits her. At least she didn't get a tiara too.
And Mom, she went into all out hostess mode. Even the napkins and utensils got special treatment.
Have you ever heard of cake pops? How about a bouquet of cake pops. Feed my face!!!
The layout was magnificent. Bunting of course, balloons (always a favorite), cupcakes and cake pops. I just wanted to sit at the table and feast. But, we all had to be patient.
And, there were a couple of gifts for Finley.
And, before I could wait anymore, Finley finally started on her special birthday cupcake. Check out the little stand that Mom used for presentation.