Bows for Blake – Part 2

I have to say that I felt a little bit of pressure to pull off quite a dessert extravaganza for Blake’s 1st birthday party, but once we came up with a theme and my mind started going it became a lot of fun to dream up what I wanted for my little girl’s special day!  My amazing sister made the fabulous bow backdrop (with help from my cousin Kandyce too) and I have to say I was in love with it!  I added some gold dots and a golden “B” and that was the backdrop!  I also added plain and glitter gold dots to accent the table as well.   I have to thank my amazing team at Sweet & Saucy Shop since they literally brought all of my ideas to life and blew me away as always!

I tried to incorporate the bow theme into most of the desserts so for the salted caramel macarons we hand painted a gold bow on top.

I love tiny details so we added mini bows to the round rice krispy treats.

I had too many ideas for her cake and couldn’t commit to just one main cake design so I decided to do three cakes instead…I guess that is one perk of owning a bakeshop!  For the first one we did a gold glitter fondant with a mint and white polka dot large bow!

Next we did mini salted caramel tarts and accented them with mini pink chocolate bows!

I have a love affair with panna cotta so we did vanilla panna cotta shot glasses with a raspberry coulis on top!  Love these little spoons I believe I got from Shop Sweet Lulu too!

A customer fav and mini too are our Red Velvet cake lollipops that we dipped in white chocolate, add mint green modeling chocolate dots and a pink bow.  I also had fun using a variety of pink and gold stands as well from our collection and a lot of them are up for sale on our supply store Sweet & Saucy Supply!

I am so excited about my recent collaboration with Little Cat Design Co as she creates the cutest cake and dessert toppers out there!  She crafted this fabulous topper for Blake, as well as the mini wooden bows on the large cupcakes and the #1 on her smash cake!  We can’t wait until we start selling Katherine’s designs in our stores as well as online, which hopefully should be done in the next month or two.

For the main cake I wanted to keep it not too busy since the topper was the main show stopper so we did a simple pretty pink bow, large gold dot garland, and also crimped the edges of the tiers to add a little more detail.

One of my favorite parts of the whole table was the cake below!  I dreamed up the idea of having these bows painted all over the cake once I saw a print like it on pinterest and Kyong brought it to life perfectly!

We made some large strawberry cupcakes with chocolate ganache filling and dressed them up with ruffle frosting, bow toppers and gold cupcake holders.

At almost all my friend’s parties they always request our sugar cookies so I knew I needed to have some cute bow cookies on the menu for the party…

Last, but not least our ever popular mini key lime pies…cute as ever!

We are so blessed to live life with such a great community of people and so many of our friends have kiddos around Blake’s same age which always proves to be loads of fun when we get together!

My sweet sister made these adorable headband favors for the little girls at the party.  You can check out her shop on etsy at SaraRaeShop 

Love my girlfriends!!!

Of course Blake needed a smash cake as well.  We did a simple mint buttercream cake with a cute little bow, polka dots, and another adorable topper from Little Cat Design Co

I had a feeling my little girl would attack the cake (she is a girl after my own heart) and she did exactly that!  She got right in there and we all loved every moment!

Of course she got to the moment of cake overload and clearly was DONE!

This is such a sweet photo below since both Angel and Christina had their sweet babies in March as well with me and we have enjoyed sharing so many precious moments of motherhood together.

This is the best photo we could get of all the kids…this day was clearly tons of fun and we were so blessed by everyone that came!



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12 Responses to “Bows for Blake – Part 2”

  1. How did you get the gold bow on the Macaron?

  2. Such cute details in every picture, great party.

  3. Krista Mason says:

    I love this post, well both post. Loved reading all the details. Thanks Melody for including us in Blake’s big day! We had a ton of fun and she is too adorable. Glad you are enjoying all the images! ;-)

  4. So darling! I loved seeing the pictures on Instagram, but seeing all the rest of the details was amazing! What a wonderful birthday party!

  5. Hilary says:

    Just perfect in every way!

  6. Beautiful birthday and amazing dessert Love all the details
    Blake’s photos are so adorable and cute. So precious

  7. Laura says:

    This is positively gorgeous! Discovered you through Nat your average girl and looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  8. Kris says:

    Everything is perfection! Love it all!

  9. Lisa says:

    What an inspiration! Great party, amazing details…thanks for sharing!

  10. Letizia says:

    What a wonderful party! Your daughter she’s so cute and the food is perfect!


    PS Great blog, I follow you on Bloglovin :)

  11. Miriam says:

    Have been following your blog for the last 3+ years. Planning my daughters first birthday way back when (she is now 3 years old) I stumbled across your amazingness and incredible talent. Living in Australia its very unlikely that I will ever have the pleasure of being spoilt with desserts from you at any of my childrens parties (or mine for that matter) however after seeing your beautiful daughters do I had to write in and just let you know that even from all the way here your still admired and everything is perfection on a plate. Congratulations on the success of your business and your guaranteed a visit from me if ever I am down your way.

  12. Corinne says:

    Stumbled across the pictures from this beautiful event on a link from pintrest. I too have fallen in love with the bow banner and will be trying my hand at replicating this for my daughter’s first birthday in just 4 short weeks. I was wondering if your sister would be willing to share how she designed and pulled off this beautiful backdrop? I’m super excited about it and plan to use it for my girl’s birthday photo shoot and after the party hang it over her crib. I hope it looks half as good as yours did! I also love the sweet circle cut rice crispy treats and will try to replicate those as well. Can’t wait! Thank you for sharing your special day!

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