a couple months back, i had the privilege of helping throw a lovely little sip and see (think baby shower after the baby has arrived) for a friend and her sweet new little guy. my contribution for the celebration was the cake and some decor. we went with a travel theme in honor of the adoption. my kiddos and i folded lots of paper airplanes for buntings - such an easy and eye catching pop of fun! a few of the airplanes were also attached to wire and combined with these beautiful flowers for the cake topper. one of my favorite final products ever.
it was my first attempt at a naked cake (no exterior frosting). not too shabby, but i learned a few tricks for the future, like using more frosting next time for better squish factor. and i imagine it will take a lot of practice to conquer some of the crumbling issues when baking gluten free. the powdered sugar masked that well though.
these were a few of the pics i grabbed before heading over to the party. (yes, i quickly attached some of the paper fans and buntings on the chalkboard for effect. blogger habits die hard.) just mentally add some globes, a hand cut "welcome home" banner, loads of yummy food, fawning friends and one bundle of joy. now you have an idea of our night.
we are so glad you are here, gorgeous baby boy!