Avanee’s first birthday cakes

I just realized I hadn’t put up any pictures from Avanee’s first birthday. Considering I write a food blog, it’s quite a shame I don’ have pictures of the cakes I made, don’t you think?

I made three kinds– vanilla bean cupcakes with pink-tinted cream cheese frosting, vanilla and Nutella cake covered with fondant and decorated with fondant flowers, and a Black Forest Gateaux (ofย  which I have no stand-alone pictures). The cupcakes were a hit with the kids, and although the fondant covered cake was unintentionally topsy-turvy, it was received well. I hated the sweeeeeeet fondant, though. It was my first time with this material, and it was great fun to work with, but I couldn’t bring myself to eat it. The Black Forest is always a hit, so there’s not much to say about that one.

I’ll leave you with these pictures from the party while I go come to terms with the fact that it’s over a year since Avanee was born. Sigh.

Note: All pictures are courtesy my friend, Sonal Vaz.

Comments (7)

  1. Arundhuti July 16, 2011 at 12:03 am

    lovely cakes.. and the little one looks so cute in that pink dress..:)

  2. Harini July 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Beautiful pics! Hugs and kisses to little Avnee! Belated, happy birthday!

  3. Anjali July 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Belated happy birthday to Avanee!! She looks cho cute!!! You baked that many cakes! Super Mom salutes!!

    (Are you still working on the new template. The banner can stretch all the way above the sidebar that way the top left won't look empty.Just a suggestion. Rest it looks neat.)

  4. Rekha July 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Saee… Your daughter looks lovely in Pink…Wish her a happy birthday .. May God bless her with health and happiness always !!

  5. Paaka Shaale July 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    AWWWW!!!Avani looks so pretty!!! Belated birthday wishes to her. The cake looks so pretty and so very girly. Just perfect for the occasion ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Snehal July 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Lovely pictures!! The cake looks beautiful and your daughter is too adorable.

  7. Anonymous January 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I was browsing your site for some sweets to make for POngal. Anyway, I think people don't eat fondant. They just set it aside and eat the cake ๐Ÿ˜€

    Me.

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