Pink Owl Cake and a Petting Zoo

The cake.

Three tiers.  The 12″ bottom tier was a dark-chocolate butter cake with cherry pie filling.  The 9″ tier was strawberry with fresh strawberry filling.  Those were the two flavors Jovan and Rocky requested for Averi’s first birthday cake.  They left the top 6″ tier to my discretion.  So I baked my pumpkin spice specialty and filled it with a cream cheese icing.  It was all butter-creamed (or chocolate-fudge butter-creamed, as appropriate) and covered in 10 pounds or so of pink marshmallow fondant.

The decorating inspiration was from Averi’s gray and pink owl invitations (created by her Aunt Stormie).  I really hated the the big gray branch I made and placed on the middle tier, but once on, it was too late.  However, I enjoyed the owls.  I had only planned for one (chocolate chips for eyes), ended up doing two and could have done whole rows of them.  If I had it all to do again…

         

Averi had a “personal” cake, a 6″ funfetti with whipped cream spooned over.   She had never had cake or icing before, so we wanted to make sure she didn’t go in to sugar shock.  She could not understand why so  many people were asking her to dig in to her cake!  Averi was seated for the cake photos in the high chair her mommy celebrated her first birthday in!

It was pink.  And it was owls.

Jovan cut out gazillions of paper owls which hung everywhere and adorned all the little party hats she handmade for all the kiddies from patterned scrapbook paper.  Pink and silver balloons.  Pink satin.  Pink ribbon.  Pink flowers.  Oh and, cookies-on-sticks as favors, delish!

   

The petting zoo.

Farmer Wrex (do not mistake him for Old McDonald – for Wrex is hip and cool) and his amazingly gorgeous wife, Stefane (stunning in her red hoodie), so kindly made Averi’s party the block extravaganza of the subdivision’s winter by bringing over a few animals for the use of her (60+) guests and all the neighbors.  We had 2 bunnies, 2 rather opinionated and slightly irritated ducks, 1 classic chicken, a black calf that nearly inhaled everyone’s fingers (and Pastor Scott was giving it Pepsi…tsk), a mama goat and her 2 four-day-old baby goats, and one Welsh pony for rides.

    

        

One day Averi will look back and think she had an amazing party when she turned one.  But she really was not in the mood to ride a pony!  Not at all.  She cried and held all animals after that in suspect.  But everyone else enjoyed the petting zoo and pony rides up and down the street very much!  Stefane and Wrex are the BEST!

Averi’s 1st birthday celebration  (planned meticulously by mommy-Jovan) was a hoo, hoo-t!,  Get it?…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  Don’t let cake sit in the sun before the party-near disaster!!

pictured: click on thumbnails for a closer look

18 thoughts on “Pink Owl Cake and a Petting Zoo

  1. What a great time! Thanks to Stef and Wrex for all their animals! It was the hit of the subdivision!
    And Rocky standing on the horse is classic!
    A good time was had by all…

  2. You are all VERY welcome! We were so honored to get to come and hang out with our family away from family. It was a REALLY fun time for us – that fabulously delicious cake, animals, kids and tremendous friends, what could be better.

    Oh, and Jeanie, just so you know, that HEAPING pan of cake you sent home to us has been gone since Sunday. :)

  3. Pingback: wallpapers
  4. Hi there! I realize this is sort of off-topic however I needed to ask.

    Does running a well-established website like yours take
    a massive amount work? I am completely new to operating a
    blog but I do write in my journal every day. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my own experience and feelings online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners.
    Thankyou!

  5. Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too wonderful.
    I really like what you have acquired here, really
    like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.

    You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

  6. I am really loving the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A number of my blog readers have complained about my site not operating correctly
    in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have
    any advice to help fix this problem?

  7. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was
    super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  8. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing
    a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner due to
    the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to
    talk about this topic here on your website.

  9. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot
    of spam responses? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so
    any help is very much appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *