Birthday cake and handmade presents

Did I already show you these? I can’t remember, but I don’t think so. I made the Wee One a couple handmade things for his birthday, plus we gave him some mini super hero figures that came with a book and play mat.

I bought a fun larger-scale super hero fabric that I cut around a couple figures, paired them with a backing fabric, and stuffed them to make mini pillows. The Wee One particularly likes Captain America and Spiderman, so those are the two I made.

cpt america spiderman

I made a lovely super hero placemat with two matching cloth napkins for him. He loves eating with this new addition to the table decor!

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And here’s the cake I made: dark chocolate cake with chocolate whipped creme frosting.

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Oh. my. heavens. The frosting was amazingly delicious. All you do is heat (just to simmering) 2 cups of heavy cream. While that is heating, put 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl. Once the cream is heated, pour it over your chips and let sit for a minute. Whisk and all your chocolate melts. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla. Refrigerate it for a couple hours so it is thoroughly chilled. Then just use your stand mixer to turn that cream into thick whipped cream and frost your cake! It is so yummy.

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PS: See that blue vase in the corner of the last picture? That is a vase my Lovely One gave me when our son was born. It has a tag on it that says “It’s a boy!” This year it reappeared filled with gorgeous tulips!

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2 thoughts on “Birthday cake and handmade presents

  1. Those super hero pillows and placemats are awesome!!! And that cake looks delish! And how sweet to still have that vase and to be able to enjoy flowers in it year after year 🙂 Looks like a fun celebration!

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