Happy Birthday Aerodactyl!

Today was our nephew's first birthday, and turned into a beautiful day to have a birthday party on.

To celebrate, we were invited over to his house for a little birthday dinner, with cake, which I made for him.

Mommy had requested a barnyard theme for his cake, which I was more than happy to make for both of them.

For anyone who makes cakes - can you please, please tell me how I can get a white, marshmallow frosting to be barn red? I used an entire bottle of red coloring, plus some burgundy (with some copper thrown in to de-pink things a bit), and still could not get the frosting red. I finally used some edible red glitter, but really wanted a deep red frosting.

Our Aerodactyl (his nickname, since he used to make dinosaur like squawking noises alot,) is a very happy boy. He is also a boy just like his cousin, my youngest, who likes his food and likes alot of it.

And like any little boy, he likes to play with his food before he eats it. I will have to remember this for next year, and get him some playdough for his birthday, so he can mush and mush and mush.

He was quite happy with his cake, which he ate as well as played with.

Happy 1st Birthday little Aerodactyl!


Megan said...

Ooooh is he a cute little one!

Nice cake, too.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

He's a fabulous cutie!!

Mommy said...

It was a great day made all the better by that beautiful cake. Thanks again Auntie Quellia!

Brilynn said...

Are you using liquid colouring? I use gel and it seems to work quite well without using a ton of it.

Jenny said...

No, I use the Wilton gels and still couldn't get it to turn red.