Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Cake Question

For Miranda's 2nd birthday, I decided to make an Elmo cake. Now, Miranda really likes Sesame Street and Elmo, but she still doesn't really know what a birthday is, nor did she ask for an Elmo cake. But, for some reason I decided I'd make one (without the Elmo cake pan, I might add). It turned out pretty cute and wasn't too hard, it just took longer than I wanted it to. Miranda would have been just as pleased with a plain cake with plain, chocolate frosting, or even a store-bought cake, for that matter. Now don't get me wrong, she enjoyed the Elmo cake for the whole 1 minute before she blew out the candles and we cut it into pieces, but I was just wondering why I (and probably many other mothers) felt the need to make fancy cakes for their toddlers...

Maybe its to use those mad cake-decorating skills I learned at young women's activities many years ago. Maybe its just the thing stay-at-home moms feel they need to do. I decided the best answer (although the other answers may be true too) is...I love Miranda!!! We'll see if next year brings more cake decorating, or just a plain, boring, but equally as yummy cake:)
Happy Birthday to my Baby!

2 Years!

Miranda then...
...Miranda now!
Pretty much the cutest girl you ever saw!