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Seraifna is officially two years old now.

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Yesterday I was busy, busy making her first ever fondant birthday cake.

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Every birthday that my girls have I go back and forth between wanting to make a fondant cake, but since last year I made her a fruit cake, I thought this year, I should do something a little more fancy and special for her.

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I had no plans with this one and just decided to start making different colored fondant icing and decorating.

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I went with the flower fondant cutter that I bought a while back and used on one of Kesa’s cakes.

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I think the flower design turned out very beautifully!

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I also rolled the fondant into little balls to place around the cake. It looks pretty and it hides any imperfections. And then I just placed a baby my little pony toy that we had on top.

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Every time I stress over the cake turning out, but it always seems to turn out better each time and then I feel like I wouldn’t ever mind doing it again. Until of course I am in the middle of making the next one. They sure do take a long time to make (this one took 4 hours from start to finish), but I am happy to have the memory of making their own special birthday cakes.

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The cake was my banana bread recipe that we all love (without the walnuts), which I doubled and spread between two 9-inch cake pans, baked at 25 minutes. I also baked some banana carob chip muffins which I frosted with a chocolate frosting. I used the blueberry banana muffin recipe and just replaced the blueberries with carob chips.

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We had both sets of grandparents over in the evening for a little celebration.

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I used to stress so much about having birthday parties and so many guests, so now we usually just do a simple, small, family celebration for birthdays.

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The girls all love the TY cats so much, so I found a great lot of them on ebay for a good price, which I knew would make a great gift. Now we have a house full of cats and the girls are so happy because there are plenty to go around. Teenie beanie babies to big beanie buddies.

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It was a beautiful day!

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Happy Birthday Serafina! 🙂

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