Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A sweet Easter outfit and even sweeter Easter cake

I just love this outfit


My friend Kristen sent it to us when Piglet was born.
I don't know if she meant for it to be an Easter outfit, but
it fits now, and its so springy!

Piglet likes it to, he wants to say thank you!



It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but it is a short sleeve blue bodysuit, with a 3/4 sleeve "coat" that goes over it.  It is made with the softest cotton ever- it made Piglet even more cuddly!
 I love the detail, there is an embroidered old-school baby carriage on it, and it is edged with ribbon.

But my absolute favorite is the hat--Piglet digs it too.



The outfit reminds me of the kind of outfit that my dad wore in some of his baby pictures.  I'm going to try to find one, and display it next to a picture of Piglet in this one.

We hosted Easter for my in-laws at our house this year.  I love hosting!  It is a lot of work, but I love sharing my home and a home-cooked meal with people I love.  We had four generations together, I love watching Andy's Grandpa with Piglet.

Since we had four generations present, I had to make a special dessert to commemorate it.  So, I thought "four generations, four-layer cake of course!"

My strawberrys 'n cream cake goes something like this: white cake, frosting, strawberry preserves, repeat, repeat, cake, frosting, strawberries.

Ta-da!



The easiest way to make a four-layer cake is to make four smaller than usual round cakes and use them for the layers.  Of course, I didn't do that.

Not because, as my husband says, I like to "do things the hard way"--but because I didn't think of it until after the fact.  Instead, I did it the hard way.

Step one: make two very large, over-flowing-from-the-pan layers

Step two: attempt to cut layers in half horizontally

Step three:  make large crummy mess, but end up with very nice cake nonetheless.



3 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum! (The cake...not the baby)

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  2. Love it.. he looks s adorable! So glad it fits! The cake looks fab too!!

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  3. Wow! that cake looks wonderful!!! Mmm! I love strawberries!
    And the little guy looks so very warm and cozy! Love his little hat especially!

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