{Kate's 4th Birthday Party} The Barbie Cake...Then and Now!

{kim's 4th birthday ~ 1981}

When I was little, my mom made the most fabulous cakes! I always love going through her photo albums and seeing the beautiful creations she made for my brother & I's birthday parties. When my own daughter decided on a Barbie party this year, I instantly thought of the doll cake that my mom had made for my own party. Had I seen this picture again before Kate's party, I think I would have asked Melissa {Decadent Delights} to match the ruffles. Instead, I googled to find some examples of Barbie cakes and found a pretty purple one that inspired this design {source unknown}. The swirls, rhinestones and edible glitter turned out absolutely gorgeous! My mom didn't have a chance to pull out this photo until after Kate's party but when she did I was so excited that it happened to also be for my 4th birthday! It just shows how you can pull beautiful memories from the past to inspire new ones!

{kate's 4th birthday ~ 2011}

Thank you, Mom for making my beautiful cakes and beautiful memories. Love you!

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  1. Heidi 04/18/2011

    What a fun memory to be sharing with your daughter. The picture is adorable

  2. Diane 04/18/2011

    This is so awesome! I have a picture from my birthday in 1981 (I turned 5, I'm a year older than you) and I was wearing a smocked dress (but in light blue) and the EXACT same strawberry shortcake pin. How fun to see! You are an awesome party planner but an even more awesome mom!

  3. Lisa @ HR Creative Design Studio 04/18/2011

    Kim, that has got to be the most adorable idea, cake I have ever seen from your 4th birthday! It's so wonderful that you use it as inspiration for your daughter's birthday, priceless. What a great memory to share with her. Lisa

  4. Camille 04/18/2011

    You get your amazingness from your mom! I love that she threw you fabulous parties as well when you were little! Such great memories and pics Im sure =)

  5. Laura 04/18/2011

    I love the picture of you Kim so adorable!! Kate's party looks amazing as usual!

  6. Angelique Cowart 04/18/2011

    Like always is just beautiful! You are so talented.

  7. pickmepam 04/18/2011

    love the new barbie look...the swirls on her dress are very hip!

  8. Ceilidh 04/18/2011

    How sweet!

  9. Melanie Siena-Thomas 04/18/2011

    I had a Barbie cake for my 7th Bday. Can't wait to have one for my little girl! The one for your daughter's Bday was gorgeous.

  10. Katie 04/18/2011

    What a special connection between you and your sweet Kate!

  11. Dawn Sandomeno 04/18/2011

    This was a very special party and post! Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. TaraRhode 04/18/2011

    Aww, what sweet memories! It brings me back to my 3rd birthday and the doll cakes that my own Mom made for me. :D

  13. Lisa Hodson 04/18/2011

    Lovely cakes! My mum made me some lovely ones when I was little and I have also been thinking about recreating them for my little girl, I just need to get some practice in first!!

  14. Hollie Eastman 04/18/2011

    Oh my goodness...do i remember the Barbie cake!! Thanks for taking me back...and i love both of the party pics and cakes!

  15. Eloïse 04/19/2011

    So cute, i love love love love it!!! Your mom was doing as great as a pro! I love your outfit too!

  16. Heather G. 04/19/2011

    This is such a sweet post! Gorgeous cakes!! :)

  17. Sweets Indeed 04/19/2011

    Kim, this is adorable. I love seeing where the inspiration comes from. Our moms were so crafty!!! Darling photos and perfect party. I love it!

  18. Marian 04/20/2011

    Kim, it's so nice to see it come full circle! You two are both so adorable!

  19. autumn 04/21/2011

    I had that same barbie cake when I was little (born in 1980). It is so fun to do the same parties for my own daughter's now!

  20. Rowaida Flayhan 04/27/2011

    Amazingly beautiful Kim your cake and your daughters. You look adorably cute in your photo so does your daughter. Blessings

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