Rustic Flower Cake and a Birthday

***Free Moe’s Southwest Grill Kids meal at bottom of post***

Isn’t it sad how fast our kids grow up? It sucks actually.

When I started this site Emma was only 2..turning 3.  Actually one of my first posts here was her Sleeping Beauty Birthday Cake. That cake was the FIRST cake I had ever made. For her 4th Birthday, she requested a Little Mermaid Birthday cake.

Yes, by the time she was 4, she was requesting I make her “fancy” cakes. So much for the 1970’s sheet cake with sprinkles, served still in the 9 x 13 pan.

Her 5th “Peace Sign” Birthday  cake was atrocious! I threw it together in 2 seconds. But the kids thought it was cool.

She was quite spoiled for her 6th Birthday, she got not one, but 2 Cute Cakes…one cupcake cake and one Shabby Chic rose cake.

Which brings us to her 7th birthday.

Again, the brat requested her own cake. She wanted a “messy” cake with butterflies, and roses with sliver balls in them.
She saw this cake on my pinterest board and loved it, so I drew my inspiration from it.

Rustic Flower Cake 001

So that’s what she got…talk about an easy cake. I didn’t even have to smooth out the frosting..SCORE.

Rustic Flower Cake 002

Oh, and you also get cinnamon rolls for breakfast on your birthday too.

My baby is getting so big…sniff sniff

You met her this little

And now she is such a big girl.


My friends at Moe’s catered her party. Talk about convenient and delicious. They even delivered it!
Moes Catering

It’s so nice to have a party and not have to think about getting food ready.
There was soooooo much food, so much that we had enough for my daughters AND my nephews 1st birthday party that was at my house just s few hours later.

Oh and guess what? Moe’s is giving away  free kids measl to my blog readers.
You can get a coupon for a free kids meal by clicking on the image below.  Fill out your contact info and the coupon will be mailed to you! Yippee!


  1. 1

    oh my gosh how cute!! and what an absolutely gorgeous goregous cake! it is stunning!

  2. 2

    Oh wow! This is so pretty!

  3. 3

    You are so good at making a the frosting look messy yet perfect!!

  4. 4

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!

  5. 5

    I forsee a gorgeous wedding cake yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs down the line! So pretty!
    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  6. 6

    What a gorgeous cake! I have boys, so the roses and butterflies would never happen, so I have to live vicariously through you!

  7. 7

    tom said that was the BEST cake he’d ever tasted. can you send us the recipe, pretty please? 🙂 and OMG, little emma…i can’t believe how grown up she looks!!

  8. 8

    What an awesome post! They truly do grow up so fast 🙁 I thought the tie dye cake was cool, but the pic of the baby is priceless. It’s like he’s trying to catch a servers attention for an extra napkin or something ha ha! Kudos to you for making every cake, my daughter just turned 7 and she was all about a Baskin Robbins cake..fine by me!

  9. 9

    Beautiful cake. Beautiful pics!!! ;o))

  10. 10

    You are such a wonderful cake decorator! Love it! Your daughter looks so much like you now! Enjoy these years together – my daughter just graduated from high school and is going to college in the fall – BOO HOO!!!

  11. 11

    Gorgeous cake, gorgeous girl.
    Yes! Make them stop growing!!!

  12. 12

    beautiful cake for a beautiful gal! and let it be said–having moe’s cater my birthday party would be a dream come true. 🙂

  13. 13

    I just recently found your blog and was inspired by your “rustic flower” cake for my own daughter’s birthday. She loved it, so thank you very much!