Sunday, April 05, 2009

Little Celebrations

Time passes, it's a fact. But I am absolutely 108% convinced that one of the great curses of getting older is that time speeds up exponentially faster with each passing year.

Is it possible that it's already been a year since we were celebrating this... (sorry Megan, this wasn't meant to be a teary reminder of how fast a year has passed - I just couldn't resist!)

As a mom, I imagine that seeing a precious picture of your baby as well, a baby (newborn, in this case), must evoke so many emotions. Luckily only one of those ever-speedy years has passed since this cutie was so little (and newborn-ish), but an important first year it was... deserving of a celebration.

And what better than cupcakes (kinda cute ones, at that) to help you forget how long it's been since those once-glorious, sleepless days and nights of having a newborn!

It goes without saying (but I will anyway) that I was a happy and willing participant in the celebration of Ashley's first birthday (that's a lie - I begged her mom to let me bake; thank you Megan for indulging me). And, a mere 3.8 seconds after seeing them on Bakerella's site, I knew a certain one-year old would soon be digging her hand into the depths of these very cupcakes.

Does that picture make you think of a field of flowers? (me neither, they are clearly cupcakes) I considered leaving some of the cupcakes 'bare' (as shown above) but in the end, I decided that just because parts of our yard are flower-less (some of our tulips got massacred by a hungry animal!) doesn't mean everyone at the birthday party shouldn't have their own yummy flower adorning their cake. (an important life lesson)

My only disappointment was the fact that Ashley didn't take much time to admire the pink flowers...

And she didn't even utter a thank you afterward (I'll need to talk to her parents about her manners) - but I'm fairly certain that somewhere behind the chocolatey mess on this adorable face is a little girl screaming "where has that been these past 365 days!!!!"

Happiest of 1st Birthdays to a darling little girl!


  1. Love the picks of Ashley enjoying your creations! Great job on the cupcakes!! They turned out super cute!

  2. Adorable! She's a cutie. And yes, time flies...

    I just saw that recipe LAST NIGHT. You beat me to it.

  3. thank you thank you thank you. thanks for celebrating with us, baking and sharing cute pics :)

  4. Oh, Kara! Those cupcakes are nothing short of amazing! How did you create the flower? I am throwing a bridal shower and I would love to steal you idea, if you'll allow it. If you have any advice, I could really use it! Oh, I do love a cute cupcake! How would you like to come to Pittsburgh to give me a baking lesson?


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