Monday, February 16, 2009

A very Thomas birthday



I am finally recovering from this weekend and still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it Monday. These long weekends always throw me off. Anyway, Isaiah's birthday party turned out great. John surprised me with a visit from the hospital, something I was completely not expecting. He was able to get out on a day pass and it was so special that he was able to be there for the party. He's still in the hospital, but feeling much better and hopefully getting out of "jail" soon.



Isaiah really enjoyed all the attention, not to mention the presents and cake. Now the cake was really a work of art, in my opinion. My sister and I stayed up way past our bedtimes on Friday night and woke up early Sat morning to finish it up. Both Thomas and the shed are made of cake. Thomas' face is made out of fondant and was surprisingly easy to make. We made the rails out of chocolate twizzlers and chocolate modeling clay. And of course, lots of coconut "grass."



Now I'm ready to claim my sewing room back. Everything was cleaned up and put away for the party since my sewing room also doubles as the dining room. Perhaps I shouldn't say "everything" got put away as you can see the measuring tape and stitch witchery in the picture. I'm looking forward to finishing up some special projects and starting new ones. Hopefully this will be a nice productive and relaxing week!

16 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What a darling cake for a little boy! I hope he enjoyed eating it as much as looking at it.

Wasn't it wonderful that John was able to escape for a visit as well? Happy birthday to the big boy.

~Michelle~ said...

Adorable! Isaiah is one lucky duck to have such a creative mom!

Joy said...

The cake is incredible and I am so excited that your hubby got to be apart as well!!!

henny said...

You made that beautiful cake by yourself??Wow...my goodness! Terrific job..
Glad to know your hubby could celebrate his boy's birthday too.

Jennifer said...

Wow, you rock! My son is in love with everything Thomas as well. I'm just glad he isn't old enough to be aware of my limited cake decorating skills. :)

kelly jo said...

What a beautiful cake! You guys did such a wonderful job! Now that I know how much fun it is, I'm all about fun, homemade cakes! They are so much better than store bought!

tarabu said...

That is an awesome table of birthday treats!

Krista said...

Great job on the cakes...I'm sure that he was very excited.

lera said...

Oh my, Katie. That is adorable. I made the mistake of viewing this with Sawyer on my lap ... "Is this MY choo-choo train??" he keeps asking.

Anina said...

Wow, I'm impressed! You're going to have a hard time living up to this one next year.

Philigry said...

i am so glad john got to be there! that cake is amazing. my son would fall over if he saw that!

jessi said...

Great Cake - you really outdid yourself!

How great that John could be with you - hopefully he will be home for good soon!!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness! That cake is a work of art. Beautiful! (And, no doubt, very tasty too!) Y'all did an amazing job. :)

Kathy said...

Oh Katie, this is SO SO GREAT! I am very impressed! I am sure your Isaiah LOVED it.

You made me realize I never posted about my son's train cake (back in Dec.)...OK, I need to find those pictures!

tammiemarie said...

be careful - those cakes are addictive! I love it!

alittlemoore said...

That cake is amazing! Great job!