Sunday, January 11, 2009

Organic Pink Princess Cake


Today was Sofi's 4th birthday party at the Butterfly Pavilion (a nature center sort of place between our house and Denver). It was a smallish party, which I have been learning is the best policy. For several years now, Sofi has admired the Disney princess cake at the non-Wholefoods type store close to our house. This year she decided it was what she for sure wanted. I was tempted to give in; we just got back from our trip, I scheduled the party at the Butterfly Pavilion to minimize the effort required, and we already had one healthfood store pink cake a week ago on her real birthday. In the end, I decided it was important enough that the cake be made out of good ingredients, so I made a 90%+ organic pink princess cake (I decided to go with the candy letters at the grocery store, because I let Sofi pick out all of the toppings that would make it a real princess cake). I also made some cupcakes- I have learned the birthday party trick that it is much easier to get the kids cake fast enough if there are cupcakes- they got to be a princess army around the cake. I drew my inspiration from the cake that Annie made for my mom's wedding. I was proud enough of the effort that I thought it deserved a blog post. In the end, Sofi seemed to be happy that her cake was even more covered with princesses than the one at King Soopers. Also, it was really pink.

5 comments:

Gordon said...

Apparently Linnea has also decided she likes pink.

Lynnis said...

That's an impressive cake. I'm glad Sofi had a nice birthday. Those ballerinas are the same kind of ones I remember baking into a 3 kings day cake when I was her age,

Lona said...

Happy birthday Sofi! Great cake...did the pinkness come from beet juice?

Piri Jenkins said...

That looks like a lovely cake. I made organic whole wheat cupcakes (from a mix) for Linnea's birthday this year, but they ended up tasting healthy. But, since she was only one, just having a cupcake of her own was enough of a treat.

Emily said...

The pink actually did come from vegetable sources- I got vegetable food coloring from Whole Foods a while back for a cookie project. In years past, I made Sofi carrot cakes but this year she wanted chocolate. I seem to recall a very healthy cake for the first birthday, and we're gradually getting less so each year.