Real Party: A Modern Garden Birthday

Well, this is certainly a first for me. With all of the cakes I’ve made over the years, I’ve never had the opportunity to design one for such a monumental milestone…. a 100th birthday! My very own grandmother, Oma as we like to call her, was the birthday girl. What a treat!

I went with a modern, spring garden theme for the big event even though it was still a little chilly outside. It technically is spring, right? I wanted bright colors with oodles of eye candy.

I realize that not many of you will be celebrating a 100th birthday soon… but this theme is just as appropriate for a 1st birthday, a 10th birthday or a spring shower. Let’s take a look.

Modern Garden Party

Everything was DIY, cost conscious and super easy to replicate. I’ll post more details soon… so you can create your own modern garden party!

Be sure to let me know if you have specific questions you want me to address.

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    *swankytables*Annette says

    So cute, love the butterflies. Congrats on your Oma’s 100th Birtday! My kids call my mom, Oma also.

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Thanks Annette! It was such a special event for our family. I was honored to make her cake.

    I can’t personally imagine making it to 100… but here’s hoping!

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