Sunday, February 16, 2014

Minions for our Minion, Part 1. The cake!

Bodie's 4th birthday party was yesterday. 

He initially wanted a water buffalo theme (yes, you read that right - it's a long story). Thankfully, he switched to Batman, and then eventually landed on Minions from Despicable Me. And we are SO grateful, because the party turned out absolutely adorable! There are just so many awesome things you can do for a minion birthday party!

We'll start with the cake, which truly deserves a post all its own.


You may remember Icing Smiles providing cakes for both kids' birthdays Bodie's first year. Icing Smiles is a charitable organization that matches families of medically fragile children with bakers, who provide amazing cakes at no charge to the families. They did an incredible job that year, and, given how tough Bodie's year last year was, we decided to use them again this year. And oh my goodness, were we ever glad we did! They connected us with the.most.incredible baker on the planet, Christine Jelloian of Sweet Creations by Christine

Bodie and I took a special trip to meet her yesterday morning to pick up the cake. 

Bodie and Christine 
You see that flipping adorable cake peeking out behind Bodie and Christine? 
Here it is in all its glory - an amazing, beyond adorable MINION CAKE!!!
It went perfectly with our party theme of Despicable Me! 
And it was absolutely as delicious as it was adorable!

Lording over our sea of mini-minions (also known as marshmallow brownie minions Bodie and Sierra helped me make - a HUGE hit with the kids):
How amazing is this cake?!? Look at that detail!
The birthday boy with his cake.
And have I mentioned that this, all of it, was completely voluntary? Are you speechless right now? You should be! Please go to Christine's Facebook page (linked above) and show her some love from Bodie's fans!

Thank you, Christine and Icing Smiles, from the bottom of our hearts!!! You truly are "sugar angels" and your generosity means so much to us!

Love, Dusk, Amy, Sierra & Bodie



  1. That is amazing I wish Icing Smiles was around when I was younger. They don't do cakes for 28 year olds.

  2. OMG!! This is just adorable; I just loved your theme and décor ideas. They are just elegant. Want to have some best ideas for my son’s birthday party that will arrange at one of venues in San Francisco. Want to go with a good themed party.