Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday DD!!!

  Hi all,
  Today is my DD's 10th birthday!  Where has the time gone?  My husband and I feel so blessed to have such a sweet blessing in our lives!  She is just a joy and lights up a room with her smile.


 Friday evening was spent at American Girl with her friends.  The picture to the left is when the staff came out with her dessert and candle to sing "Happy Birthday" to her.

  Today, at her request, she wanted it to be just the three of us.  She wanted to spend the day with she and I making our first attempt at a homemade birthday cake with fondant.  I was thrilled to try this with her at my side.

  So, I found the fondant recipe here at Cakes and Kids .    The recipe is very easy to follow and tasty.  I had a lot of cracking, but for my first attempt I think it turned out ok.  My daughter was pleased, so that's all that matters. 






   We had a lot of fun making it, and a memory to last.












 For dinner tonight, we'll have her favorite.  I call it baked ziti, but it's just a variation of it.  You can find that recipe here.



Happy Birthday Doodlebug! Double digits....Woo Hoo! We love you!



17 comments:

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

Awww, happy birthday to your daughter! That cake looks amazing!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Thrifty Crafty Girl,
Thank you! We had a lot of fun making it. :)

Jennifer

Belinda said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter
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Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to her!! My girls would have loved to spend their birthdays in the same way! We are hoping to visit an American Girl store one of these days, but haven't been close enough to one yet to stop in.

I think the cake turned out beautifully! I've never worked with fondant, but think it would be neat to try it with my girls. So glad y'all were able to make memories together!

jessicaclarke said...

That cake looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog, following u back

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Belinda,
Thank you so much! So happy you stopped by. I'm coming to visit you too. ;)

malia said...

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Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Jennifer thank you for swinging my A Simple Life and leaving sweet comments after the blog hop last week! I'm looking forward to learning more from your corner of the blogging world! :)

Mandy said...

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Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Tracey,
Thank you! We are lucky to have the American Girl store in our local mall, just 35 minutes away. :) The fondant was a lot of fun, but we still prefer the taste of buttercream icing better.

Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Jessicaclarke,
Thank you so much! Glad you stopped by.

Have a great week!
Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Malia,
Thanks for stopping in and following!

Have a great weekend!
Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Chelsea,
Oh, thank you, and your welcome! I hope you come back again real soon!

Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Mandy,
Thank you so much!

Jennifer

Lori said...

How exciting for a 10th celebration at AG and with you making a beautiful cake!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Lori,
Thank you! We had a great time with both occasions! :)

aquariann said...

Happy Birthday to your cutie! Lovely cake, especially the fairy. ^.^

Btw, I'm a new follower from Meet Me Monday and hope you'll help finish the season strong by joining my Summer Blog Hop, too.

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