Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cupcakes & Miles' 1st Birthday

Miles turned 1 on May 1st while Michelle and Lema were in Samoa, so we had a family BBQ here on saturday. Michelle reserved the pavillion at our church where we all met up. Michelle made rice, potato salad, chicken, and chopped up watermelon. She asked me to make a cupcake cake for dessert along with ice cream cones.

Here is the "before" of the cupcake cake. Just pretend those three blue frosted ones are untouched :)

The necessary mess of cooking and decorating

Habiscus flowers made from flattened dots. Cool eh? Completely came up with these on my own. They took forever, but I think it was worth it.

Close up of my genius

Drumroll please..........And the CAKE!!

Athena and her daddy. She is Lema's Niece. She and Miles are only a month apart.


Mom and Miles. It was a tad windy that day, hence the scary mom fro.

Unga dishing out the mango pineapple smoothies. they were GOOD.

Brad, a close friend of Lema's from Samoa, provided the music. He also DJ'd at Michelle's wedding. So if you heard really loud Samoan music on saturday, it was us partying.

Miles wasn't exactly sure what to do with his cake.

He figured it out soon enough.

And what's cake without ice cream?

Miles got a giant red pinwheel from my parents as one of his gifts. He loves anything that moes fast and is red.

Miles and his book from Great Grandma Killpack. He absolutely loves books. Grandma drove straight from Cedar city for our BBQ. We're so glad she came!

Matching Dad and son ties. miles promptly ripped off the tie and threw it on the ground after the picture. Boys don't like clothes for birthdays I guess!

Michelle, Miles and Lema and all the gifts.


  1. Cute post! Does Mom or Dad know about your blog? Does Grandma? If not, you should let them know about it. Grandpa and Grandma Hodgson too...
    Can I be special and have you list me as your family? :)

  2. so much fun, I can't believe miles is 1 already! you are a talented cupcake-cake maker {if that's what you call it!}

  3. i almost forgot, i showed rachel this website-the freezer paper stenciling looks fun!

  4. Holy cow, REBECCA!! That was a really creative cake of yours!! I loved it! Quite the culinary-crafter you are! What a fun family you have, too!

  5. Anonymous10:25 PM

    You need to wait about 20 years. Then Miles will like clothes for his birthday. Especially ties!!!

  6. Ok time to update love...

  7. You need to teach me how to make those! They are way sweet.