let the celebration(s) begin!

Saturday we hit off Oscar's "birth week" (because apparently he takes after his mom and likes to drag out the celebrations as long as possible) with a playgroup birthday party. All the babies in our playgroup were born within about two months of each other, which, in addition to making it super fun, gave us a great excuse for a big group party.

I made a number one cake, taking inspiration from the B cake on Blonde Designs Blog. I made mine two layers and spread a delicious raspberry filling in the middle:

Get the raspberry filling recipe here.

I also made mini carrot cake cupcakes for the babies:

The big polka dot sprinkles are from Layer Cake Shop (which I love!).

Party number two (grandpa's special party) is scheduled for tonight. Woo!

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15 comments:

Laci said...

So inpiring! Love reading your blog:)

Lori Beth said...

I can't believe it's already been a whole year. Happy Birthday Week Oscar!! Love the cake BTW...very cool idea!

lottebees said...

I started reading here, just before he was born. I cant believe its been a year already.

They get so big, so soon

Catherine Anne said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!

Melina said...

These are so cute! Happy Birthday Oscar! My daughter just turned one also! What a fun age! I was stopping by to let you know that I have an award for you. Stop by the address below to get it!

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Jenny said...

Love it! First birthdays need to have a blowout (or several)! Good for you for celebrating all week. Time sure flies when you are having fun!! Hard to believe your little baby is turning one, huh?? Enjoy Oscar's "Birthweek" :)

Thrift Store Mama said...

Happy Birthday to Oscar and Congratulations to Jill and um, um, (I know you said his name somewhere on here a couple times when you still lived in New York)...um, Mr. Homemade by Jill !

Lauren said...

I love the 1! Great idea too. I've always been nervous to carve a cake. This will take all the guesswork out.

AbcHobby.it said...

Wow.. I love this cake!! Happy bithday to Oscar!!

hugs, eli

Kathy - mom of many said...

Happy Birth Week to Oscar. It sounds like you've made some friends in CA. Yippee!

Nancy said...

Wow, looks like you've made a bunch of new friends and is getting settled in SB. My little girl's 2nd by day is Sat...do they share the same DOB?

Hippie Family... said...

cute!! we got our big sprinkles from the grocery store by accident.. Wilton makes them but those are really bright!!

Lena said...

I really love your cake! That turned out very cute. And the big sprinkles are something I would never have thought of!

courtney rose said...

Thank you for sharing this! My son turns one in a couple of weeks and I've decided to copy ;-)

Did you bake the cake in a cookie sheet? I've never done that and wanted to check in with someone who has prior to going for it....

Thanks Jill!

Viagra said...

It seems delicious and also reminded me the last Myke's party because I ate the entire cake because it was delicious, by the way Myke is my son.