Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy BIrthday Nieces!

A couple of years ago my sister, Alison, made a castle cake for Zora. It was all Zora talked about for months. She loved that cake. (Update 4/23/09 From the comments my sister made, I guess Zora still talks about it. So much so that Alison called this a castle cake instead of what it really is - a crown cake. I won't edit the rest.)

I guess the castle theme was still on Zora's mind. But this year, the castle was a group effort. Zora decorated the cookies and I bet she helped in the baking of the cookies, too. I thought this cake was a crown when I first saw it, but they called it a castle.
Stella's birthday was this past weekend. Doesn't she just look adorable with that beautiful little cupcake in front of her?!!
Zora's cake was at the other end of the table and she had a few friends over to help celebrate her birthday, which is this week. My very smart sister had both of their celebrations on Saturday. :)
Stella started walking a few weeks ago. I can't wait to see her walking. Stella is here with her momma, Alison. Hillary is in the background...waaay back there!
My Mother, the girl's Nana, is here with Stella.
And here she is with both girls.

Happy Birthday lovelies!!
Tottie Kristin


Keetha said...

I thought it was a crown too!! I love the way they used those cookies around the edge. Very creative.

Hey - - - I don't know if you go to this blog or not, but I thought of you IMMEDIATELY when I saw this post.

jb said...

What beautiful women in your life! How blessed you all are!

"J" said...

OH MY GOSH -------> That cake looks sooooooooooo CUTE!!!! Love it!!!!

Your sis looks sooooooooooooo much like you!!!!

Love the pics!!!!

PS - Glad you liked my gold cart story! HA! Shad's dad is a freaking NUT!!!! lol

sunnymama said...

What a fantastic cake!

country girl said...

You and your sister look so much alike.

Alison said...

It is a crown! I mistyped it since Zora talks about castles all the time. I changed it on my FB page : ) Thanks for pointing it out. Duhhhh.

Alison said...

Here is the link to the recipe. I made my own cookie dough since I forgot to buy the roll-out kind. It sure would have saved time!

Of course the one on the site is perfect. I know they didn't have the child help! : )

Kirby3131 said...

Alison, I thought maybe it was the top of a castle - but who was I to argue. LOL I'll edit the post. How funny. I think your crown cake was truly lovely. Zora did a great job.

Kirby3131 said...

Oh and I added the link you gave to the recipe, in the original post.

Thanks Alison!

Sharinskishe said...

Crown.... Castle...... Aren't they the same thing? What is a word when you have such a beautiful photo of the cake? And it is beautiful!!

Your Princess birthday girl is beautiful too. It is always fun for me to see family photos as it helps me get to know my friends better. You have a wonderful family!

Thanks for sharing this and I really love the Crown cake.