Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You've Gotta Friend in Me

Even though we live in DC now, Alex and I try to do our best to spend as much time with my nephews, who live in New Hampshire, as possible. They are the most fun little boys in the whole world, and we just love them to death. We aren't biased or anything either, they are awesome.

This weekend was my nephew, Cameron's, 3rd birthday. Now, I may be good at baking, but my sister is the most incredible cake decorator. The party was Toy Story themed. All of Cameron's favorite buddies were represented: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye, Alien, and my personal favorite, Mr. Pricklepants. Here are some of photos of her delicious work, as well as a few of my other favorite photos of the day.

The invitation we never ended up getting. Good thing we didn't need it to get into the party!

The real birthday cake that didn't make it all the way to Saturday due to an oven preheating incident, but it still turned out awesome.

Bullseye and Alien Cupcakes made with ginger snaps, nilla wafers, marshmallows, gum drops, and frosting.  

Woody badge cupcake with a Jessie Hat cookie, made of M&Ms, ginger snaps, and gumdrops. Mr. Pricklepants cupcake, my personal favorite, made of nilla wafers, sliced almonds, gum drops, chocolate chips, and frosting.

An assortment of gorgeous cupcakes!

Lots of presents!

Fun and games for Cam and Mom.

Love, love, love.


  1. Dara should consider going into frosting professionally if the guidance counselor thing doesn't work out. I want any one of those cupcakes with a nilla wafer on top!

  2. Eveything is soooo cute! I bet your nephew had hte most awesome time!

  3. Those cupcakes are unreal.

    And you were in NH this weekend???

  4. Thanks ladies! I forgot to mention on top of being beautiful, they were also delicious. I definitely get my baking skills from my sister!

    Michelle, I was in NH this weekend! We will be back in May!! We try to see my nephews once a month (in April they are coming to me for my birthday!) I love NH. I can't stay away for too long. We should meet up sometime when I am home. My sister lives pretty close to you. When are you planning that trip to DC?