Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby "Bee" Birthday Recap

This is the first in a 3-part birthday series. 

Part 1.  Bri celebrates her birthday with my parents.
Part 2.  Bri's bee cake.
Part 3.  Bri and Bro play in a sandbox.

Bee (a.k.a. Bri) turned 1-year old last month.

I couldn't decide what to do for a birthday theme for her.  We often call her our baby Bee... so at the very last minute I decided on a bee theme.  As if making 3 cakes (one for school, one for my folks, one for Dear Husband's folks) wasn't enough, I also added making-a-bee-dress to my list of things to do.  What?  I'm so crazy!

Seriously.  Look up crazy in the dictionary and you'll find something like this:


1. mentally deranged; demented; insane.
2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.
3. Informal . intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited
As in... Napmom was crazy to make a bee dress just three days before her daughter's birthday.

The dress is reversible.  The reverse side is the black-and-white check pattern with a yellow bee border.

Lookie - lookie!  Occasionally I get to be in a picture too!

As promised, her first bee cake was a honeycomb cake.  It came from the Williams Sonoma store
No, I don't ever spend money like this. 
Yes, my family did give me a hard time for buying this cake pan. 
No, I don't care. 
Yes, I hope use it again someday. 
Yes, this cake was cute and easy {{which totally made it worth it, right?}} 

Baker's Tip:  I used a regular lemon cake mix from a box -- easy and yummy.  I made two of these cakes (one for school and one for home).   I used Pam Baking Spray on my first cake and the nooks and crannies were not crisp.   It is best to use real butter and flour to flour your cake in this cake pan so the details really show up, as in my picture below.

Dig in baby Bee!

Baby Bee and Daddy.  Oh... I almost forgot... Happy Birthday Dear Daddy!

My folks and baby Bee!

My favorite pic of the day.  A classic baby Bee smile.

I had to have this balloon too! 

We save the mylar balloons and use them again the next year.
Does anyone else do that?


Mrs. Bird said...

Wonderful!!! Happy Birthday, Bee :) I have a funny story to share about the name "Bri" another time, hehe!

Ashley said...

You are like martha stewart! Looks like a cute party!

SusieQ said...

She is darling and I bet she is running all over now!! Love that smile..

Fairy Grandmother said...

I loved the honeycomb cake and the bee dress and the bee cake! xo