A First Birthday!

Little Ollie just turned one!  We invited friends over for extra-special ice cream sundaes and cake to celebrate.  The decorations were bright and colorful & the company was fantastic!  
See the invitations here :)

The decorations were simple, but with lots of impact. Colorful buntings were hung overhead. A back drop of pictures from Ollie's first year all matted in black, were there for some reminiscing while fixing your sundaes and a banner with his name, later to be hung above his crib.

There were cute, crisp sugar cookie bowls to build your sundae in (tutorial coming soon). Homemade ice cream sauces (Chocolate, Marshmallow, Caramel, Strawberry & Peanut butter) along with a variety of sprinkles were served from  mason jars.  With homemade

whipped cream & crispy cinnamon sugar tortillas for toppings.
The cake was cute (albeit a little wonky...I'm still working on my cakes) with brightly colored marshmallow fondant stripes & topped with 3 little flags.  And after a tentative taste of frosting Ollie had no problems diving in :)

Happy Birthday Ollie!

How to make:
Strawberry Sauce
Place one bag sliced frozen strawberries in a small sauce pan, add a little water (just a tablespoon or two) and sugar to taste (up to a half a cup).  Heat over medium heat, after the strawberries have thawed use an immersion blender (or regular blender & then return to pan) to puree the strawberries into a smooth sauce.  Heat to boiling over medium high heat and boil until it reaches 220 degrees (jelly stage) on a candy thermometer.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  When cool transfer to a canning jar, store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

KayC. said...

If I knew how to pin this I would! You are the best!!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails