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Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer fun

So far, this summer has been filled with firsts for Ashton.  He went to the zoo for the first time and we had a great time.  He spent a little time outside in his jumper while I gardened.  He got to swing in the baby swing at West Jordan park, and he sat in the wading pool for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Sydney sat behind him to make sure he didn't tip over in the pool.  Ashton loves to play with his toys and loves all the crazy pacifiers that Alan and I (as well as my family) have bought him.  He is such a sweet boy and is so much fun.  I am so blessed to be his mom and am enjoying every second of his life.  He is my miracle.

Another duck cake

Tomorrow Ashton and I will get to go to a birthday party for a friends 2 year old little girl.  She asked me to make the cake since she was going to do a rubber ducky theme and have a wading pool party.    I am so pleased with how this cake turned out.  Finally my frosting wasn't too stiff so the edges didn't fall off this time.  I used fondant for the beak and chocolate wafers for the eyes and for the circles along the outside.  I made the balloons out of card stock and used bamboo skewers to hold them up and poke into the cake.  The party hat was made with scrapbook paper.  I think this is my best cake yet and I think my technique is getting better.  It has been a lot of fun decorating cakes, now I need to find tried and true cake recipes that I know aren't going to spill over in the oven.