Monday, February 21

o is for orange

oscar cake 1
oscar cake 2
oscar cake 3

...and also for Oscar, who just turned two. We threw a small party for his birthday and I was really happy with how the cake turned out, if you can't tell. My fountain-of-knowledge friend Maeve introduced me to this cute and kid-friendly cake recipe. I combined it with Magnolia's buttercream to make an orange on orange on orange cake.

Our very picky eater gave it the stamp of approval, even after being spooked by his firecracker of a candle, which was really the highlight for me. I love when he eats happily. And he just started eating clementine oranges.

Happy birthday to my baby love.

Original cake inspiration from here. I mean, seriously.


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18 comments:

Allie said...

LOVE that cake. So cute.

Kayla said...

LOVE this. Such a great take on the rainbow cake.

Kayla
Freckles in April | a modest clothing blog

Joslyn said...

i love this! a totally perfect party. and the cake (+ the candle) is excellent!

xoxo

Kayla Poole said...

O for Orange, O for Oscar. Perfection! I'm also feeling very excited that he is now eating clementines..

ferardandy said...

happy birthday, oscar! hope you eat a lot of that cake!

Rachell Taylor said...

Oh yay! I love when birthdays turn out perfect.

Kim said...

i'm so jealous of this little guy's cake. :) do we have the same birthday?!

Jane Flanagan said...

So sweet! Happy birthday Oscar!!

Dansie Family said...

i need to remember this for sure. 4th of july maybe?

Miranda said...

Your orange on orange on orange cake is a beauty! And I love that sparkler. Happy birthday, Oscar.

hogger and co. said...

Awww how super duper cute! Great job with the cake; looks so yummy.

Dede said...

Happy Birthday Oscar! He is such a sweet boy, Ali. I am so impressed with the cake. Nice looking cakes are hard to do.

Bryan and Sarah said...

I love the orange theme and cake. Cute and cozy.

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

this cake is so pretty! i love how its layered into a gradient of orange. the "2" candle that sparkles is pretty amazing too!

janis said...

what a perfect little party! good work with the cake!

Amy said...

yay, you are blogging again.

and, your baby boy is 2!?! crazy.

darling party.

Amanda Conley said...

love it! the cake looks awesome.

Lane Anderson said...

You are turning into a baker after all! That is adorable. Oscar couldn't ask for a better baking team than you + pam. Too bad I couldn't be there to be part of the eating team :)