Monday, August 12, 2013

Haylee’s 9th Birthday

My daughter, Haylee, turned 9 on July 31st.  She was very excited!  It actually just dawned on me that this was her last birthday before she hits the double digits…scary thought!  When the heck did that happen?!?

Anyway, she and her brother get a HUGE birthday bash right between their birthdays, I always let them choose the cake they want me to make for their actual birthday.  This year, she was dead set on a Red Velvet cake with Double Chocolate frosting.  Not only that, but she wanted my infamous colossal cupcake version, which is a giant cupcake made from 2 cake mixes and set into a solid chocolate base.  I made the chocolate cup by melting chocolate candy melts and spreading them into the silicone base pan for the cake and cooling it in the refrigerator.  Then I unmold it and store it in the fridge until the cake is baked and cooled.  She absolutely loves this colossal cupcake!

So here it is:

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And here she is with it, just a tad bit excited, as you can see:

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This was actually the day after her birthday.  I made it on the actual day, but her dad had a business dinner meeting until very late that day, and she insisted that she couldn’t have cake without daddy, so we did the cake the next day when he got home from work. 

Since she couldn’t spend her actual birthday with her dad, I took her out to Mi Casita to celebrate, and she had a fabulous time.  She’d requested tacos for dinner, so I figured this outing would kill two birds with one stone.  The fellas at Mi Casita sang to her in Spanish and put this huge pepper in the seat beside her while she wore a beautiful gold sombrero.  She loved it!  Then they brought her Mexican Fried Ice Cream to celebrate.  It was awesome, and she had a great time!

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Here are a few more pics of her special day, and one of her and Holden dancing out in front of the restaurant on the way out…crazy kids!

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Happy birthday, baby girl! Smile