At the end of the day it was time for bunny cake (translation: sloppy looking pink cake with pink frosting. I used the vanilla butter cake recipe from this gluten free cookbook-it turned out great.) If you look closely you can see that Larkspur already has frosting all over her face. After I frosted the cake Keats attempted to take the spatula to lick it, much to Larkspur’s dismay. With her fists shaking in the air at him she cried, “But I’m the birthday girl!” He quickly handed it to her and all was well.
At bedtime Larkspur got a final gift: two new books (Dogger and The Maggie B. I highly recommend both ) and I may make that a new birthday tradition. I like the idea of one last gift, a book or two, at the end of a birthday. We read Larkspur her books and then the birthday girl went to bed with a smile on her face.
**Oh, and because I was asked: I buy neutral colored (brown) wool felt by the yard at JoAnne for the backing of the crown (it’s cheaper but make sure you do get the wool stuff), and order plant dyed wool felt from Weir Dolls for the front. Larkspur’s crown was made with the “rose” colored felt. It is a really nice shade of pink. Not too babyish, not too bright, just perfectly rose.