I have seen time grow up into a beautiful little man. A funny, sweet, super energetic, walking and kind of talking Vinceman! One year doesn't seem much for a grown up, but what one year does to a baby is incredible. How they develop and grow every minute, it is a true miracle.
My cameras have been helping me to document his first year. Now the task lies upon me to choose a selection from over 5,500 pictures to make a photo book. It will probably be ready by his second birthday.
To celebrate this milestone in his life, I have been baking non stop for over the last week. The first birthday cake recipe that I found on Buona Pappa was a success. All babies enjoyed it and even wanted more. While baking it, I had to laugh because it looked just like the cake from 'Sleeping Beauty'. It was falling apart and all I heard was 'gently fold in two eggs' haha! It did come together in the end, but it was a funny experience.
I made the cake the evening before and added the toppings the next morning. I decided to do that after seeing that the mini cake was melting the sugar toppings. You learn along the way.
For the party (which was a couple days later) I made cake pops! I love cake pops and thought that it would be a great sweet center piece at a kids birthday party (also for big kids like me).
It was the biggest mess I have ever created whilst baking.
I found a cake pop maker at my local super market and just had to get it. You can find them online as well: Cake Pop Maker
There are several recipes to make cake pops, even some without baking. You have to find your own way, just like how you want to decorate them. I got some toppings just for the party and also used what I had already at home. Be creative, the options are endless!
Aren't they pretty? Would you like some?