Our daughters shared their birthday at Powell's Sweet Shoppe. You can read more about it here and here.
When I asked our youngest daughter, Lauren, what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday I wasn't surprised when she excitedly told me "Dora! Dora!"
And so began my hunt for Dora cake toppers. I found a Dora, Boots, and Swiper figure from an online shop. Luckily, Dora's outfit was pink and orange . . . which went perfectly with the colors that the girls chose for their party.
Because I made a chocolate cake for Charley, I thought I would make Miette's Lemon Debutante cake for Lauren . . . layers of a tender white cake infused with tart lemon syrup, filled with lemon curd, and frosted with silky & light Swiss Meringue Lemon Buttercream. It's my favorite lemon cake recipe, and always a hit with guests.
I dressed Lauren's Lemon Cake with pink flowers and candies similar to the ones seen on Charley's cake, so that even though there were two different themed cakes - there were a few commonalities, bringing the party together. I dressed the bottom of her cake with pink gumballs, and carefully placed pink & orange sixlets here and there.
The kids told me that I had to have grass, so I used green rock candy . . . and dressed each tier with 'grass.' I offset the top tier so that I could set Dora's dear friend Boots nearby.
And did you see Swiper peeking around the corner of the bottom tier? He's a sneaky little guy, who's always up to a mischief.
Our little Lauren LOVED her cake! And we did, too.
Lauren, our petite sprite.
A little love who adores her siblings, and spends most of her days keeping up with them.
She brings so many smiles . . . and much happiness to our lives.
With hugs that feel like sunshine, I feel so blessed every day to have another little girl.
Happy Birthday, Lauren!
I love you.
LET'S STAY in touch!