After one night of medication, Laney was feeling much better, so it was time to celebrate her 2nd birthday with my mom, John and my grandparents (Guagua and Popie) and the cake. At the moment, Laney loves flowers (flaw), yellow (yell-low) Elmo (melmo) and frog (fras). Let me tell you it was a bit of a challenge to incorporate all of these things into a cake, but here is what I came up with (you can click on any of the pictures to see them bigger in Flickr):
Next in the birthday line-up was Laney. We had intended to have a family party for her birthday, but she was not feeling well. The party was postponed one night and we had a small celebration with a last minute ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. Forget the Motrin, in Laney's book ice cream was the perfect fever reducer.
It was a chocolate cake with meringue buttercream frosting. I decided to try meringue buttercream and loved it. It was more work to make, but worth it - I will be using this recipe from now on. The decorations were made from fondant with the exception of Elmo; I bought him and covered the fish tank he was holding with a "Laney is 2" sticker. The fondant was shiny because I had to refrigerate the cake when Laney got sick - I don't think she minded though: