Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let her eat cake!

After dinner, we got out the cake.  Like I said, Isla ate well and enjoyed her beef and veggies!

Then we got out the cake(s).  In keeping with the theme, I made Pumpkin Buttermilk Bundt Cakes.  I used a smallish bundt pan and put one cake on top of the other to make "pumpkins". I frosted them with a pumpkin cream cheese frosting (yummy! the recipe for the frosting is toward the bottom of the post) and topped them with a marshmallow rolled in cocoa powder and some spinach leaves :).  I forgot to get things for the stem and leaves, so I had to improvise with what I could find at the cabin.
As you can see, I added some leaves from outside to decorate the plate a bit.

There were three cakes in all.

Isla got her own!  She was, clearly, a little skeptical of the whole thing.  We were singing to her during this picture. 

After a few licks of her fingers, she decided it was a-ok! 

She daintily dug in for a few minutes, then decided to try out a different approach! 

Just pick the whole thing up :).
I asked her to give me "high five" so I could get a shot of her sticky fingers. She ate about 1/4 of the cake...not too shabby!  And I think she enjoyed it. 

1 comment:

  1. Your daughter is adorable. I was just browsing in Mckmama's community reading posts on baby names and I came across this post http://iframe.theblogfrog.com/104191/forum/389/what-are-your-favorite-baby-names!.html

    I thought you might get a kick out of looking at it because it's from a long time ago (2009)and you wrote you were positive you were going to have three boys. It caught my eye so I thought hmmm...I wonder if she was right. So I had to click over to your blog and see. :)

    Lovely family!