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Grandma Joyce's 90th Birthday

For Grandma Joyce's birthday party I went with the formula that worked well for Grandma Winnie's 90th birthday and for Bud's 100th birthday party.

I printed up a legend that matched the invitation to the party and each cupcake had a fondant flower on it to identify which flavour it was.  I made 2 dozen regular and 2 dozen mini of each flavour.  The classic four flavours that go over well: chocolate, vanilla (with butter cream icing), carrot and lemon (with cream cheese icing).  Half of the cupcakes went out on the first run and then we replenished as needed.

For Grandma's cake, I made a 3 layer carrot cake.  It's one of her favourites.  She also LOVES her garden, so I did a garden theme.  I picked up the fence cutter a few weeks ago at Flour Confections knowing it would be perfect to use for this cake.  Grandma's favourite colour is yellow, so I did up the 90 in a bright yellow for her.

I like doing the small cake on top so that the birthday girl (or boy) can have their own cake and get to blow out their candles.  Grandma took her cake home with her. :)

Today was her actual birthday and we celebrated with her at my uncle's house.  She brought her cake with her minus the 90 as it didn't survive the week.  So she got to blow out her candles a second time.  We also had strawberry shortcake and apple fritters (from White Feather Country Store) for dessert.  In case the cake wasn't enough.  Ha!  We Coles really like our desserts.  


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