I bought this set of alphabet letters and numbers at a craft store and used a 40% discount coupon, feeling very good about the purchase. I am sure they will be used again and again.
I went to the cake supply store for a box, cake board and advice on icing for the cookies that wouldn't be rock hard, but would set. I came home with the items I went for, along with cookie skewers (wooden dowels without a pointed end), frozen sugar cookie dough and a bag of royal icing mix.
Two days before the party, I rolled out the dough, cut out the letters and gently inserted a skewer into each one.
The Christmas Tree Store sells birthday name candles for $1.99 per set, but had been out of Allison for quite some time. I bought Alexandria and Nelson in order to get the letters I needed. I used the leftover letters to spell out a possible name for Alex's sibling due in September. Somehow his mom didn't think Deanna Rex was a plausible name for her baby.
Allison was surprised and happy with her cake. She pronounced it was exactly what she wanted.
Two flavors of ice cream to choose from was a BIG decision!
Such an intense expression on this little face!
It isn't easy balancing a plate with cake, ice cream, a fork and a cookie on a stick!