Sadie's Pink Cakes

Not too long ago, my niece Sadie asked her mom why we have noses. Ali replied, "So we can smell things. What's your favorite smell?" To which Sadie replied, "Pink!" The girl couldn't be more right! For her past two birthdays, "pink" has been the only guidance I've been given in regards to her cake. Today I am posting the cake from her 2nd birthday AND her 3rd birthday (As you can see, I'm a bit behind on blogging about my projects!)

For her 2nd birthday, I made a two-tier cake with baby pink buttercream and hot pink piping. I added silver star wands and a Happy Birthday tiara.

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I used a round tip to pipe spiraled stars on the side of the top tier.

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I also made Sadie a smash cake that she could mess up at her party!

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Here's the birthday girl, taking a lick of the icing, at the prompting of her dad and mom.

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HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY, SADIE!!

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This year, when Sadie turned 3, "pink" was the theme again...as well as polka dots.

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I tried my hand at making marshmallow fondant from scratch and it worked! I used it to make the polka dots, and BOY, does it taste better than the store-bought fondant! I added a black satin ribbon with polka dots as the finishing touch on each tier.

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Sadie and her big sister Lily at Sadie's party.

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Sadie's friends get ready to sing "Happy Birthday."

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We missed getting a shot of Sadie blowing out the candles, so she humored us by pretending to do it again. :)

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, SADIE!!!

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