I think I've made about 3 out of 6 of cousin Hadleigh's birthday cakes... they come to visit every year around her birthday. I still remember her 1st Birthday (in 2007 before my blogging days) I made her a cute chocolate cake with chocolate frosting & pink polka dots. She freaked when her hands touched the frosting & wanted nothing to do with it. Little did she know that she was missing out on a yummy chocolate cake (silly girl). Her favorite is chocolate, it's my favorite too.
For her 4th Birthday she requested Little Mermaid cupcakes . I loved that set, they were so bright and cheerful. This year she wanted Minnie Mouse- Mickey themed party so she picked a two tier cake out on Pinterest and I made a few alterations to it. Since I don't cover cakes in fondant I was afraid I would not be able to get a deep red shade of buttercream. I used a drop of Americolor black & many drops of Americolor Super Red. I let it sit overnight and it was perfect..a nice dep red!
I also made lemon cookies with my Mickey cutter from Disneyland. I picked 4 designs and kept them simple: Black, Red, black with white polka dots and red with white polka dots. I wrapped 8 of them in bags with ties for the party bags that my cousin, Rachel, put together for the kids that came to the party.
Happy 6th Birthday Hadleigh!!