Rainbow and Butterfly First Birthday Cake

Rainbows and Butterflies

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I love making birthday cakes for little girls. They always involve the prettiest colors and the happiest themes. My latest cake was no exception. I was especially happy to make this cake because it was for such a loyal customer. This is the third cake I’ve made for this special little girl. Hopefully it’s not the last.

Rainbow and Butterfly First Birthday Cake

What I love most about this cake is that I was able to try a lot of things I hadn’t done before. I’ve been dying to add a banner to the the top of a cake for nearly two years and here it is finally! I love the playfulness it adds to the finished product and I also thought it was kind of a unique way to tell you Leah was turning one. You know, instead of the usual “1” on the top of the cake. I was also really excited to try the pom pom you see on the side of the cake. If I’d had more time, trust me, there would have been more. They were so fun to make. The last thing I got to try for the first time, you can’t see on the outside of the cake but check out this photo of the inside, courtesy of Leah’s mom:

Rainbow and Butterfly Cake Inside

Leah’s mom throws the best parties. If you’re like me you troll Pinterest saving all the wonderful ideas you’re going to try some day but then never have the time to execute. But if you’re Leah’s mom, you make it happen with rainbow decorations galore and of course coordinating cookies! Which means I got to make make these rainbow cookies.

Rainbow and Cloud Cookies

And of course butterflies. Sadly, I was so caught up in decorating the cake that I didn’t get the chance to take a decent picture of the butterflies but here they are all ready to go to Leah’s party:

Rainbow Butterfly Cookies

Don’t they just make you all warm and fuzzy inside?

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