Nothing can beat a
backyard 5th birthday party on a perfect summer day. And that’s the day and party Zach had for his
fifth birthday in our backyard on Saturday.
Earlier in the week I made sure I had the ingredients for the cake that Zach
and I would make on Friday. I showed him
the cake mix boxes and asked if he wanted yellow or chocolate and I was
surprised when he said “Both.” I
explained that he had to choose which one he wanted, but he patiently explained
that it should be both with two layers.
So, of course I agreed. Next the
topping – should it be white or chocolate?
Zach’s choice – blue. Blue? Yes, blue just like his friend’s birthday
cake. Oh yes with red trim. I planned to buy ready made frosting. I really am not much of a baker or cake decorator and would
just as soon just buy a birthday cake but Zach wants a homemade one just like
his Mom always did. Guess what? I was in luck - they now
have ready made blue icing - it is raspberry
flavor and delicious. And Betty Crocker
has a super easy to use cake decorating product. The party theme was the Avengers and his Mom had bought all the party goods including Avengers candles. Here are Zach and I working and having fun together making the cake.
Zach and I licking the beaters from the chocolate
|Uh Oh....Getting Caught......|
The birthday cake with blue icing, red trim and Avengers
decorations---oh and strawberry filling between the yellow and chocolate layers
Zach wanted to put those candles on at every step and he was so happy to be able to complete this final step.
Zach's Mom was busy blowing up balloons, decorating and getting ready for the party while Zach and I had all the fun. On Saturday, when the kids first arrived it was free play in the yard.....
kids had a ball…or really lots of balls… That's Zach in the orange shirt|
|After hot dogs and hamburgers it was time for the sprinkler|
|The birthday cake was enjoyed by everyone....|
|Especially Zach..... Oh yes and the chocolate covered strawberries that Mommy made were delicious too|