Sophie’s first 1st birthday party

This week, my baby girl turned one! How did the year go so quickly? I feel as if I blinked and missed it. It’s been a truly wonderful year. We’re so thankful for our sweet darling Sophie.

We celebrated on her birthday with a little tea, cake and Pimms’ party with some of her baby friends and their mums and dads. It was chaotic! So many little people crawling around on our living room floor with toys everywhere! So much fun!

I made vanilla cupcakes in advance, froze them and then defrosted the day before and iced them with vanilla buttercream and pink sprinkles. The other party food was a simple all-in-one chocolate sponge cake with buttercream filling, baby snacks, fruit, and limoncello macarons, also prepared in advance and stored in the freezer. I’m still practising my macaron technique! And for drinks we had iced tea, fruit juice, and Pimms’ with lemonade. I was happy I had done so much in advance, thanks to my lovely husband who looked after Sophie while I baked!

Here are some snaps from the day.

Happy birthday Sophie!

Proud mummy…
…and papa!
Pink!

Buttercream everywhere! Cupcakes, chocolate sponge
and macarons

Baby line-up

Enjoying the packaging more than the present
Oh my!
(NB. It’s actually cream cheese on her face, though her papa
did let her eat a cupcake while I wasn’t looking!)

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