As you all know, my girls have to have themes for their birthdays. Whether it’s just a cake or a big party, there should be a theme. Fortunately, thinking of one this year for Sophie was pretty easy. Our youngest daughter is a very happy kid with a silly personality; and since we had been seeing emoji faces at several malls during the summer (she loved standing beside them and copying their expressions), we agreed that that would be the theme.
Next was the design of the cake. After looking at hundreds of them on the internet, we finally decided on a simple clock face. To incorporate the theme, we replaced the numbers with emojis; and to make it a bit more meaningful, the hands would show the time Sophie was born. I knew I wouldn’t be able to make the cake myself; I don’t even know how to make fondant icing! Fortunately, my WYD05 buddy/sister had been taking baking and cake decorating classes, so I ordered it from her. I admit I was a bit worried that she wouldn’t be able to meet my expectations because it was too much work and the faces were so small! But fortunately, Irene followed the exact design we wanted. The result was this super yummy vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling, decorated with amazing, very detailed and colorful emojis made from fondant. I was so happy! And of course the celebrant was just as delighted!
Since she didn't cut the cake then, Sophie did so when she arrived home later after school. We lit the candles, sang Happy Birthday, and she blew the candles again before proceeding to cut the cake and have a slice.
Not only was the cake beautifully decorated; it was delicious too! The vanilla cake was perfectly moist and the chocolate ganache was so creamy and yummy! I'm definitely going to order from Irene again.
After lunch and once she had completed her homework, the two of us headed to the Emaar Entertainment office near Dubai Mall to claim the tickets I won from KidZania's Facebook page. Perfect timing as her birthday gift ☺
And after that, we headed to Dubai Festival City where we met up with Hubby, Caila, and Jovy for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen to celebrate. Naturally, I couldn't help asking our server to prepare a special dessert for our birthday girl which she gladly did and brought with her colleagues as they sang the CPK birthday song for Sophie.
Happy birthday, my baby Sophie!
Always stay sweet, and always keep that joyful smile on your face.
We love you!
For Sophie's 4th birthday, you can read about it here.
For Sophie's 3rd birthday, you can read about it here.
For Sophie's 1st birthday, you can read about it here and here.