Balloon Theme Birthday Cake

Most people that know me personally or outside my blog, know me as the cake girl. For those that know me through my blog know me more as a crafter. Since I’ve started my blog, I’ve done less cake decorating and more crafting. Unless those that personally know me follow my blog, they may not realize that about me. I love cake decorating, and as I mentioned in a couple previous posts, it was the start of my journey into the creative world. However, I have been slowly removing myself from that role and moving myself more into the the crafting role. I’m by no means abandoning the cake decorating world… I love it too much to do that :D With that said, I still encourage people to inquire about placing an order with me, and if I am able to (and if in the mood;) ) I may still take your order. This strictly applies to cakes. I am more open to taking orders for cupcakes and cake pops, as well as small cookie orders.

As the cake girl, I would make cakes for my family (usually for the kiddies) at no cost to them and without them asking me. Lately, even my family has been neglected in this area… sorry guys! Realizing that, my brother last week calls me and tells me “I’m calling to place a cake order for my son’s birthday.” He was calling as a client and not as my brother…LOL! For clients, my ordering policy is I must have a minimum two weeks notice… but I let the one week notice slide;) Thankfully I had everything I needed on hand!

Since this was a family only party, my sister-in-law kept it simple. She decided to make balloons the theme with the standard “primary” colors for the color scheme and fill the room with balloons and streamers for the decor. Basically, she just gathered whatever she had from previous parties and called it a day…that’s her idea of party planning! So the opposite of me! LOL! She did buy cute tins for each kid and filled them with treats and prizes. For one of the activities, she had each child decorate their own balloons with stickers. She bought stickers that were specifically for balloon decorating so each child had stickers to make their own balloon animal. I thought that was a really cute idea and all the kiddies enjoyed it!

Simple theme meant a simple enough cake design. I must say this was the fastest cake I’ve ever put together. I think it turned out adorable! It was a 9″ half chocolate and half yellow cake with strawberry filling and buttercream finish.

I do find joy in cake decorating, which is why I can’t eliminate it from my life altogether.  It is one of the loves of my life, but it’s just not the creative means I want to make my focus at that moment. I hope that’s ok with everyone… and if it’s not, all I can say is “sorry”:(

If you would like to see my previous cake work, you can find it in my I make cakes album on my Flickr page.

I’ll be sharing my cake at these awesome linky parties! Come on by and get yourself a piece! :P

35 Comments

  1. March 6, 2012  9:19 am by folkhavenkaren Reply

    I love the bunting on Daniel's cake! I looked at your other cakes too and it all just blows me away! I only knew about your crafty side. :-)

  2. March 6, 2012  9:32 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Great looking cake and I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks.
    ColleenB.

  3. March 6, 2012  10:30 am by Creative Mind Reply

    Yummy :) you have done it nicely,I hope your brother's family enjoyed this cake!

  4. March 6, 2012  1:26 pm by bridget@mrsgreenjeans Reply

    Omg this is too cute! I wish I had a reason to make this...its lovely!!!

  5. March 6, 2012  2:14 pm by Kim Reply

    What a wonderful cake! Love the little balloons - great touch!

  6. March 6, 2012  8:17 pm by Salwa Reply

    Maysem, the lil boy on top is too adorable! I hope no one ate him! He's too cute to be eaten. LoL!

  7. March 7, 2012  7:44 am by Jelli Reply

    This looks great! What happy colors and what a lucky little boy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. March 7, 2012  2:00 pm by Maha Reply

    Cute

  9. March 8, 2012  11:55 am by Rukmini Roy Reply

    You made that cake? This is awesome! and you say fastest! Love the bunting and the balloons.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on mine. Lurking on the rest of your post now :)

  10. March 8, 2012  3:10 pm by Amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com Reply

    You are one talented lady. Daniel is lucky to have you for an aunt. If ever I was able get get an order in for one of your beautiful cakes, I don't think I'd want anyone to eat it, I'd just want to stare at all the details :)

    Amy @ whilewearingheels@blogspot.com

  11. March 9, 2012  5:26 pm by Jodi Reply

    What a cute cake you have here. I do cakes as a hobby, so I always love to see other people's work.

  12. March 9, 2012  7:58 pm by Paula Reply

    What an adorable cake, its like PERFECT!! Excellent!!

  13. March 9, 2012  8:52 pm by Marilyn Reply

    Yummmy.. This looks amazing.. Thanks SO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Sincerely appreciate it.. Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend.. Hope you are back again next week.. ;)) xo~ Marilyn

  14. March 10, 2012  8:00 am by Lauren Reply

    What a fabulous cake! I wish I was able to make something that looked half as good as that for my daughters bday! I love the banner...maybe I can handle that. :)

    Thank you for linking up to a Pinteresting Party this week.

  15. March 10, 2012  10:52 pm by Emily {The Best of this Life} Reply

    What a gorgeous cake!! I love how bright & colorful it is and the use of bunting :)
    It gives me ideas for my Little One's 2nd birthday in the Fall. Happy Weekend!

  16. March 11, 2012  9:52 am by Debbie @ OtRD Reply

    Absolutely beautifully! I love the sweet little boy and colorful banner, great job!

  17. March 11, 2012  10:48 pm by lolachoco Reply

    I am so in love with blue and this cake is so lovely with that blue..oww so sweet..:)

  18. March 12, 2012  4:52 am by Stacey Reply

    Adorable! I love all the colors and the flags! Awesome job - don't ever give that up - you are much too talented! Thanks so much for coming by to share it with my party _ I am so glad you did! Please come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  19. March 12, 2012  1:25 pm by Pamela @ InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com Reply

    I love this. I so admire people that can decorate cakes. I cannot even put simple basic frosting on a cake with screwing it up!

    This is a wonderful cake.

    -pamela

  20. March 12, 2012  4:27 pm by Natasha Reply

    would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  21. March 12, 2012  7:58 pm by Kristen Reply

    That is so cute!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. Hope to see you again!
    Sincerely,
    - The Sisters

  22. March 13, 2012  9:16 am by Stacey Reply

    Hi!
    Just a quick note to tell you I featured your beautiful cake! Come and see!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  23. March 13, 2012  1:28 pm by serendipityandspice Reply

    Too cute! You are so talented! I'm lucky if I get the icing to spread nicely. :) Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!
    -Melissa

  24. March 13, 2012  2:03 pm by Q @ JAQS Reply

    I featured you today :)

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html

  25. March 13, 2012  2:42 pm by Ruth Reply

    beautiful! Love the bunting!!!!

  26. March 13, 2012  5:18 pm by Carrie Reply

    What a fun cake!! I'm always amazed by the beautiful cakes people come up with. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  27. March 15, 2012  6:38 pm by Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons Reply

    Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  28. March 15, 2012  7:57 pm by Beth Reply

    What a super cute cake - LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you again tomorrow,
    Beth

  29. March 16, 2012  9:40 am by Sarah Reply

    Amazing cake! You are so talented! I like simple themes :o) I pinned this to my "Party Ideas" board. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  30. March 16, 2012  12:59 pm by Amy Reply

    Well now we have even more to appreciate about you :) Quite adorable!

  31. March 17, 2012  3:44 am by Natasha Reply

    just love this!!!

    thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday!
    Can't wait to see what you link up later today!

    Natasha xxx

  32. March 17, 2012  3:58 pm by Aarean Reply

    OMG I just had to hop on over and check out your blog via craftomaniac...holy smokes this cake is absolutely to die for! LOVE all the wonderful colors! You are so very talented!

    you've got a new follower missy! Come on over and check out my blog all inspired by COLOR (which is why I loved your cake so much!)

    colorissue.blogspot.com

  33. March 19, 2012  6:20 pm by Cheryl@ Sew Can Do Reply

    I featured you today at Craftastic Monday - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking & can't wait to see what you link up next!

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