Wordful Wednesday-Birthday’s & Birthday Cakes

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January is a BIG Birthday month for us at the Seven Clown Circus.  The three oldest celebrate their birthday so it’s always a crazy time planning and executing family and  friend parties, not to mention delivering class treats.   By the end of the month I’m definitely all partied out.  In fact, when the doctor told me that the twins were due in January I actually did get tears in my eyes.  I didn’t know how I’d do FIVE January birthdays.   They (the twins) took pity on me and came in November.

That’s beside the point though.  The point of my post is this:

I have three children who have birthdays that  fall in January and I have a sister in law that makes said children amazing birthday cakes out of the goodness of her heart.  I’m SO grateful, and my kids are too because my cakes don’t look or taste like hers.

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  1. 1
    jennyleite says:

    I’m first! I’m first! I have never been first. I am so excited.

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    Your January sounds like our September! Happy Birthday to your three sweeties!

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    jennyleite says:

    I love how Jeff (I’m guessing it’s Jeff) is holding back Garrett. So funny.
    Those are really good looking cakes. I might have to steal the strawberry cake. It is sooo cute.

    I would have cried for you if all 5 of your circus had birthdays in the same month. That is financially, physically and emotionally draining. 🙂

    Happy Happy!!

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Your January is our January, except I only have to plan one kiddie party. The other two birthdays are my mom’s and my husband’s and we simply have dinner out.

    Those are fabulous cakes! I wish I can make cakes like those.

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    What a great sister in law! And those cakes are great. Happy January Bdays!

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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    You made some CUTE cakes! 🙂

    P.S. You won my Melissa & Doug giveaway!

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    Melissa B.
    Twitter: Mrs. Scribe

    Look at these cakes! Your SIL is amazingly talented…has she ever considered going into business?

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I’ve told her she should………maybe if more people say it she will. 🙂

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    Honey Mommy says:

    All those cakes would definitely throw a kink in my efforts to be healthy! At least you have enough people to eat most of the cakes, right? When we make birthday cake it is around FOREVER…. or at least until I eat it.

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    Tiaras & Tantrums
    Twitter: tiarastantrums

    from one cake maker to another (well to your sis anyway) LOVE the cakes!! and I love that you let each one have an individual cake and you don’t combine any parties!! How did your kids get so big – what are you feeding them? Oh yeah, it’s that CA sunshine! Of which I need lots of right now! no sun in weeks!

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    Christine says:

    Bless you! That is so sweet you make each of their birthdays so special:) Happy WW!

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    Wow, good thing the twins saved you from the 5-birthday craziness!! That would be extra circus-like! 😉

    The cakes look almost too good to eat, almost…

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      The last one was uncommonly delicious. It could have been the death of me. I couldn’t leave it alone. 🙂

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    FAbulous cakes but the kids…the kids are the best part of those pics for sure. 🙂

    We don’t have any birthdays in the same month in our immediate family but our extended family has FOUR on April Fools Day!!

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    Twitter: Pieces_Of_Me_

    that is so special, they are so sweet, nice cakes too! 🙂

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    Michelle @ One Crafty Mama says:

    Gotta love talented family members! 🙂

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    Twitter: aventinehill

    Beautiful! Love these cakes! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL!

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    I LOVE your kids’ cakes! Did you make them all?

    Amazingly, our birthdays are spread out–January, March, May, June, August, October, and December. Is that crazy or what?

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful kiddies! Those cakes look delicious too! YUM!
    ps I’m guessing that january is not a good month in your house to start a diet????

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    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    Love your little January celebrants! (Unknowingly, I went Cake-y, too!)

    Happy Wordful Wednesday!

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    Twitter: Momisodes

    Those cakes are gorgeous! Now I want some 🙂
    We have a similar issue in November with birthdays. We have 1 every week!

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    those are amazing!!!!!!!!!! I only have 2 kids. Maybe she can make them for my kids too? She can even spend a few months planning since they are summer bdays.

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    I like cake. I wish I could make pretty, yummy cakes like that.

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    Twitter: petersonstlouis

    Such cute cakes!

    I could not even imagine if you had to celebrate 5 birthdays in January…that would be insane! Three is probably hard to juggle, but way more manageable than 5. You would need to use February as a vacation month! LOL

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    Your January is like our July. The pictures were fantastics and the cakes looked awesome.

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    Twitter: anne_hogan

    Those cakes are great – I especially love the strawberry one!

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    Twitter: brendaparaguay

    Your SIL makes some nice cakes.

    What do you do for the twins? Do they each get to pick a cake or do they have to share?

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    Happily Retired Gal says:

    Your January sounds like our February 😉
    We celebrate and celebrate and celebrate!!! Happy belated birthday to everyone there.
    Hugs and blessings,

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    Amy @ Six Flower Mom
    Twitter: SixFlowerMom

    Your January is our February! Beautiful cakes. A magical WW to you!

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    Awesome cakes.
    What did you get them?
    How did your mate (sister) make the black icing for the batman?

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    Twitter: klacustom

    happy bday to your cuties, we had a superhero cake for Will he loves his superheroes

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    parenting BY dummies
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Holy Stromboli! Does she sell those things?!

  31. 46
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    Wow, those are some beautiful cakes. I’m impressed. I might need her to do my son’s b-day cake. 🙂

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    Those cakes are so awesome!

    I would be tired at the end of January too! But, at least that’s 3 out of the way for the year. 🙂

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    Jenni Jiggety says:

    We have one January birthday!

    Happy birthday to ALL three of your Garnet babies!

    And those cakes are awesome! I am loving that strawberry one!

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    Twitter: barefootmomlady

    Wow, those cakes are amazing looking! I wish any of my sisters in law were that talented! (At least then they’d have ONE redeeming quality! LOL)

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    Life with Kaishon says:

    Oh my gosh! I can not even imagine that many Birthdays! WOW! Just my one baby has a Birthday in January! I feel bad for him a little because it seems like everyone is all Christmas’d out by the time his rolls around.

    Your kids are SO cute.

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    aww!!what sweet pics!! and those cakes!!!
    Happy Birthday to all!!!

    ps the new link works!!

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    Twitter: princesshaley

    Your kinds are super cute! Also, I LOVE the strawberry cake!

    So cool!

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    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthdays!

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    Happy birthday guys! I didn’t know January was so crazy for you! Chris and Kate are 2 days apart in Jan. So Chris always gets the shaft. 2 cakes in 2 days is just 2 much!
    Your SIL is an angel, and her cakes are gorgeous! Love that Strawberry!

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    Twitter: ninemoremonths

    Those cakes are awesome!

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    Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz
    Twitter: momspotted

    Can I borrow your sister? Those are great!

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    Twitter: iambrimful

    My two kids are 10 days apart and that seems like a lot. I feel your pain!!

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    Awesome cakes and cute kiddos!

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    My daughter bakes all our cakes lately. The last one was a racetrack for my grandson. Our busy time is in June for birthdays.

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    How fun! All of their cakes are fabulous!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    Those are adorable cakes!! I love the strawberry one!
    I have one whose birthday will always fall over Memorial Day weekend and the other on Labor Day weekend….they are going to hate me when no one can come to their parties when they get older!

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
    Twitter: crazyadventures

    Ahhhh! That freakin’ Batman cake is AWESOME! We made a Flash cake for our kindergartner back in May. AWESOME!

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    Wow those cakes are so cute! 🙂

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    cakes are fun (not that I have had much cake fun I leave that up to others like your sis in law. Those are cool cakes though and three Jan birthdays wow I guess that takes care of everyone but the twins and then theirs is on the same day. Boy are you effecient!! ha ha

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    Twitter: Kariewithak

    Yeah ours is all year long. Birthdays and anniversaries in jan feb april may july August September November and then December so its all year for all of us. LOL I could handle a whole month of cakes.

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    Night Owl mama
    Twitter: nightOwlmama

    Fun fun! Happy Birthday 2 everyone

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    Love the strawberry cake! Woo-hoo for a SIL who helps relieve some of the birthday pressure from your shoulders.

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    Twitter: MarfMom

    LOVE those cakes! How neat! I wish I had that talent.

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    Twitter: flyinggiggles

    Wow, that must be a busy time! Happy belated Birthday to all of them…wonderful pictures!

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    She does make really cool cakes! yum.

    Ahh the sharing of family.

    Glad the twins choose a different month 🙂 Save some of the party for later .

    Happy Belated birthday to your babies.

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    What a crazy thing. Our family seems to love February and the 29 th at that.
    Great looking cakes, Happy belated birthday to all.
    Your link to My WW.

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    cat@juggling act says:

    That strawberry cake looks so delicious.

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    Beyond You says:

    Those are cute cakes! YUM. How nice of your sis in law! =)

    Happy WW!

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    Twitter: JacksMomMarie

    Awesome cakes! Tell your kiddos Happy Belated birthdays!

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    Dina @ 4 Lettre Words says:

    Awesome cakes!! I’m trying to think of something creative for Luke’s upcoming celebration.

    Happy WW!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Wow! My post is perfect today!!

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    Those cakes are amazing … and thank goodness the twins were born in November!

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    Jen @ buried with children says:

    those cakes are awesome!

    And we have the same issue starting in October from then til Christmas every weekend is full of parties.

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    Twitter: Anddadtoo

    Great pictures and awesome looking cakes.

    March is my bithday and my sons so I sort of know how you feel.

    Happy WW!

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    Karen @ If I Could Escape
    Twitter: ificouldescape

    Those cakes look fab and delish all at the same time! Happy WW!

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    Twitter: shellthings

    Wow, 3 in January? I have 2 in the same month and that is tough enough!

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    Melissa @ Spoiled Mommy
    Twitter: spoiledmommy

    Oh my gosh, I feel your pain, I have TWO this month well mine are the 31st of Jan and the 13th of Feb…and its been crazy busy!!

    Happy Birthday to your 3!!

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    Dawn's Daily Life says:

    Happy belated birthday to all your kiddos. Their cakes were awesome! Your sister-in-law rocks! 🙂

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    I bet that’s exactly how my mom felt with 3 of us kids having birthdays in December – me, then my brother and sister (who are twins) a year and 3 days later. 😉 I didn’t realize your twins share a birthday month with Princess Nagger! 🙂

    Happy (belated) Birthday to your adorable kids! So nice of the SIL to make their cakes! 🙂

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    WOW, that is alot of birthdays in one month! Your sister in law does an amazing job with those cakes!

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    Twitter: mybrownbaby

    WOW—those cakes are AH-MAY-ZING! Dude, you have to post some of her recipes/decorating tips… I want to know how to make that strawberry cake!

    Happy WW (and belated b-day to all the babies)!

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    Pamela M. Kramer
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    My 3yo is oohing and ahhing over that batman cake! Happy WW

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    Twitter: mellisarock

    I thought it was bad that I had 2 in October….3? BUSY BUSY BUSY!!

    Cakes look wonderful — what a blessing to you! I hope that everyone had a fantastic birthday and got to feel so special on their special days!!

    Happy WW!!

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    Tara R.
    Twitter: Tara_R

    Those cakes are all fabulous! Our family birthday months are August and October.

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    Yeah! Happy Birthday!


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    Awesome cakes! Awesome kids! And AWESOME sis-in-law!


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    Twitter: MamaMichie

    Happy Birthday to your kiddos! I love the cakes! How sweet of your sister in law to bake them!

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    Chrissy MacCEO
    Twitter: C_MacCarrick

    I’ve always wanted to take a cake decorating course! Those cakes may be my inspiration! So cool!

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    Happy birthday to everyone here!

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    Twitter: mommynamedapril

    those cakes are beautiful (and yummy looking)

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    Those cakes are amazing! I wish mine turned out half that well.

    Happy birthday to all of the kids and good job to mom! Our busy month is in April. It seems like EVERYONE in the extended family is then. Our immediate family is not too bad. My youngest and I are a week apart and my oldest follows us up tomorrow. He will be 10 and I cannot believe it!

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    that reminds me…
    need to figure out what kind of cake to order…

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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    Wow, she’s got talent. Those are beautiful cakes. And happy birthday to them 😀
    You deserve a trip to the spa 😉

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    Kara @ His, Hers, and Ours
    Twitter: KandJplus5

    Those cakes are awesome!! And what a crazy month for you!! Wowza!!

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    Twitter: amyndavid87

    Wow I want to learn how to make cakes like that!

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    Desert Rose Moments says:

    New follower here! Feel free to stop by my blog! I found you through another blog and decided to join in on WW.

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    a thorn among roses says:

    we are sooo into bday cakes here these days. i just might have to pull this post up and do a little singing and serving of cake! sofia is loving the idea…we’ll see! your kids are precious as always!

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    Raise Them Up says:

    The cakes are beautiful! But holy cow! Look at those CANDLES! Lol! They’re great!!! They make my little whimpy ones look so pathetic!

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    Love the cakes! I’ll bet that Batman cake was fun for everyone to eat – black teeth & tongue 🙂 You are very lucky. I make our kids cakes and it takes so much time. Great shots of beautiful kids 🙂

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    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama

    Hey, just came over from Jen’s place at Buried with Children. Great carnival. Maybe I’ll get a chance to join next week.

    I also saw you posted on my prompt (10 things you didn’t know before you become Mom) from Mama Kat’s. One of mine is that my bathtub needs a garbage disposal (triplets +spinach ravioli = yuck in the tub!).

    Great blog!


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    Love those cakes!!

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    Amazing cakes…my MIL makes my kids’ birthday cakes. I think the best that I could do are some pretty spiffy cupcakes..lol

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    Casy Schweickart says:

    Those are too cool! I love the strawberry one. ;0)

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    I will be understanding your pain soon enough this summer. My third child in do in July and we already have two birthdays in July with my youngest and me.

    Those are some beautiful cakes! Do you think your SIL will take pity on me, too? 😉

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    I am not sure why, but your code will not work on my blog at all…… HELP!!! I love the new button!!

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    Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings
    Twitter: jgmommy

    Awesome cakes! Good thing someone is holding your son back…I totally would have dove into that too!

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    Mayhem and Moxie
    Twitter: SITSGirls

    FYI…my birthday is March 19 and I’d love you forever if you could finagle one of those strawberry cakes for me.

    Know that watching my kids the first weekend in March so that I can go to Baltimore is also not off the table yet.


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    Katie (aka Kekibird)
    Twitter: WhyBotherBlog

    Ooooh! Those are really cool cakes. LOVE the Batman one!

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    Wow..I didn’t realize you had that many in January. Love the cakes. She does a great job, and how sweet of her?! Thank you for the flat Lexi. She was so excited when she brought the pictures home the other day. Grace’s baptism pictures are so beautiful. Hope she had a great day.

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    mm that strawberry cake looks awesome! happy WW

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    Twitter: lkwhtmomfound

    happy birthday to all the kiddos!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    I had a birthday cake this week too!!

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    Hey! Just found your blog-looking for worldess wednesdays. I LOVE the batman cake- my son is a huge fan! His birthday is in July. I might have to steal it! LOL!

    Following you now!

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    Hi! I’m dropping by from Karie’s blog! I love those birthday cakes! I remember my mom making us killer birthday cakes when we were kids particularly a princess castle with ice cream cones on it!

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    Twitter: MrsMeganC

    Awww, happy birthday to all the kidlets!!

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    Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot
    Twitter: sherryshealy

    Wow! I wish your cake-baking sister-in-law with the good heart lived around here! The children are precious.

    Finally posted my Wordful Wednesday!! In the midst of studying for the SC bar exam and attending classes — and I’m an OLD woman. Have put aside posting for a while but today I had something SO funny that I just had to share!!!


    Thanks for taking time to visit during this hectic time of concentrated study by me.

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    Twitter: Lindsay_Y

    Holy Cow I don’t know how you do it – and especially after Christmas. Wonder woman! And those cakes – awesome!!

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    Angie- the pictures on my blog ar of the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple- it was at the open house that we took the kids to last July!

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    Twitter: niferann4

    I’m cheating a little bit on this topic, but still playing along! Man, those cakes look incredible! I love the strawberry. 🙂 Can she make me one for my birthday? June 26… save the date! LOL

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    Twitter: Chefdruck

    That Batman cake is so cool! And the girls’ cakes are beautiful too, but I just made my little guy a Star Wars cake this weekend so I have boy cakes on the brain.

    Happy birthday to your big three!

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    Cute cakes! And you are so lucky to have family close by.

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    Twitter: dishes_laundry

    Happy birthday to your kiddos!

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Three children with birthays in January?!? Bless your heart! I don’t know if I’d be able to maintain my sanity. Happy belated birthday to your chilren…

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

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    Twitter: mami_picture

    Beautiful and delicious looking cakes!