Last week my daughter turned 13, and while I have been just too busy to even photograph all the decorations I made for her butterfly themed party (fortunately they're all still hanging in our home, so there is hope of sharing them next week) I did at least manage to photograph the cake, but unfortunately after dark and inside, so the photos are not great quality.
Other than the fact that this blog continues to be a great journal for our family of all the things we do, I also wanted to share with you the idea that a butterfly themed party doesn't have to be so sweet that it wouldn't work for an older child.
The cake was decorated with gummy butterflies and gum drops, and those gummy butterflies were actually the starting point for the theme. And then just one bamboo skewer in the middle completes the look! That is it, hope this inspires you to make simple yet lovely birthday cakes so that you can spend time on the decorations that can be enjoyed for days or even weeks to come! More about that soon.