Wow, I looked at my last post and realized it's been a whole year since I've posted! (Because my radio station just switched over the all Christmas music all the time last week.)
Anyway, we've just past the kids' birthdays. I now have a 7 year old and a 5 year old. Where does the time go?? Both kids wanted their parties at the Higgins Armory Museum this year. Bonus! That meant that I only had to plan one party. Unfortunately, it also meant that each kid's invite list had to be short so we didn't invite everyone we really, really wanted to, but it still worked out pretty well. So the theme was knights and princesses. I actually made two cakes, managed to stay sane, AND finished them both by 11pm the night before the party. (I think that's a record for me.) I tried to keep the designs simple. As a result, I was able to spend the time to make just the right details look great, but the cakes didn't take huge amounts of time overall.
Here's the results:
Owen's shield and sword cake
Sierra's Princess Tiana cake
Here are photos of them cutting the cakes with a sword.
And here they are being knighted. Sierra is all armor with tiny little arms and legs sticking out!