What am I thankful for? I have seen this theme time and again this week, because in truth it is the week of Thanksgiving and most people in the US do celebrate this National Holiday. Well, in my house not only is it Thanksgiving this week, but my baby is leaving the Toddler stage behind and entering the pre-school age range. Lily will be 2 years old on this Friday, otherwise known as Black Friday in the US.
I remember being pregnant with her two years ago at this time. Granted I was in a ton of pain the last few days having started back labor the weekend before, but I will leave that story to her birth story that I have to get to sharing here tomorrow on her actual birthday. However, I had her before Thanksgiving due to the way the calendar fell back in 2010, so that particular year she was absolutely the best present I could have ever been given right around Thanksgiving time and the most thankful thing that I have ever had the pleasure to also happen to me at this time of the year, too.
So, how do I show thanks to my kids on their birthdays? Well, we have family parties of course, but I also make a character cake each year to celebrate, as well. The character cakes are usually popular kids characters that my girls are in love with at that stage in their lives. I love seeing the looks on their little faces when they recognize their favorite character. It really is a trip to see their reactions and see it through their eyes for the first time.
So I thought since it is Thanksgiving, I would make this a light-hearted post and share these different cakes that I have made and decorated thanks to pre-made molds, icing and tips, too.
By the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this holiday today and Happy Birthday tomorrow to my amazing 2 year old, Lily!!
So with out further ado, here are the cakes so far:
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