Metro Baby 2.0 just turned 1! Since she is a Spring baby, we decided on a Spring Chick theme.
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The Chickie Invitation is available on the website.
To make the banner, I bought a few sheets of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper in bright spring colors. I cut out 4 circles per page with scalloped pinking shears. Then I glued photographs onto the scrapbook paper. I ran a ribbon through slits on the sides of each circle. Viola.
I made this with a couple sheets of stiff felt, embroidery thread, and yarn for the pom pom.
I don’t know why I felt the need to decorate the high chair, but I had some scrapbook paper left over, and some photographs of the orange chick illustration.
I found these on the most awesome baking site on the internet – Bakerella. Once I saw her Spring Chickens cake pops I knew I had to have a Spring Chick party theme. I did do a trial run on the cake pops, because I’ve never made them before. Good thing I did, because my first batch was awful! I did vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, and added the whole tub of frosting, as directed in the instructions. They were so sweet I couldn’t even eat them, and that says a lot because I’ll eat anything that is sweet. So, I tried again, this time with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I added just enough frosting to make the balls stick together – about 5 spoonfuls. They came out MUCH better.
Dipping took some practice. Good thing I had that entire batch of sickeningly sweet cake pops to practice with.
Decorated and ready to be eaten. I found a great orange metal bucket, put in some pieces of styrofoam, and stuck in all the cake pops.
I cut out a stencil of the chick illustration from wax paper, and sprinkled some orange sugar crystals on top. This took a little practice too, and I had to try a few times to get it right. Not that the Birthday Girl would care.
And because there is no such thing as too much cake, I made some cupcakes too. Decorated with the very cool ‘grass’ frosting tip.
The Birthday Girl approves of her cake. Happy Birthday Lily!