Friday, May 1, 2009

Claire's Birthday, Part 2

The babygirl is officially 1! We celebrated the milestone yesterday with all 4 grandparents, plus Collin, Nicole, & Halle. While her cupcakes for the Milwaukee birthday were "Claire Bear" cakes, these were inspired by her other nickname, "Princess Cupcake". Thus the strawberry "crowns" on funfetti cupcakes. I got some great recipe ideas from a really fun book called Hello Cupcake! (can't wait to try out more of these for a future event!) so the frosting was divine, and while it's hard to top Funfetti cake, it was taken up a notch in richness by using buttermilk instead of water and adding an extra egg. Divinely delicious cupcakes, befitting a princess. Now that she is taking between 5 and 20 steps at a time, she was not only the guest of honor, but also the party entertainment. My favorite was watching her repeatedly give kisses to the baby doll Jesse and I picked out for her.

Hope you enjoy a few shots of the grand event. :)

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