Yesterday was the first birthday party Livi has had since she turned 1 (she'll be 5 on Wednesday!). I spent hours baking and prepping and rolling and cutting, but the food was good and she loved her party, so it was totally worth it.
Here are the cupcakes waiting to be baked:
With those I started by putting the red on the bottom, but for the very last batch I reversed that so red was on top. Here's a red one baked and cut open to show the layers:
Here are the naked cupcakes baked and hanging out:
Here is the marshmallow fondant disaster area:
The fondant was actually really easy to make and deal with. When it was sticky, I used more confectioner's sugar to roll it out (like using flour with dough). When it was cooled and hard, I microwaved it briefly.
Here is Livi fondant decorating the cake:
Finished cake (our first time with fondant!):
The inside of the cake:
Finished cupcakes (Livi did those too):
And the spread (not including hummus), including Mama Pea's banana bread and some gluten free pumpkin cookies (the ones w/o the chocolate were soy free too and they were all really yummy):