Favorite Things Birthday

Today’s feature is seriously so gorgeous, you’re going to fall. in. love.  Head over heels!  You probably remember Storey’s 1st birthday… a glittery gold and pink party that we featured last year.  You all loved it so much, it was one of the most popular posts of 2012!  Well if it is possible, Storey’s 2nd birthday is even more beautiful.  Confetti, balloons and all of the birthday girl’s favorite things are brought together in shades of pink and red.  Impeccable styling by Storey’s mother, Ashley of Ashley Nicole Events, is paired with a spectacular cake and charming desserts by Rachael Teufel, of Intricate Icings Cake Design.  The results are simply breathtaking!  I think the smash cake says it best {you’ll see}… so let’s get to the good stuff!  It’s a fabulous Favorite Things Birthday Party!

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Rachel from Intricate Icings gives us the scoop on the sweets:

“Having been a part of Storey’s first birthday, I was excited to see what was in store for her second birthday.  The theme was “Storey’s Favorite Things!”  Ashley sent over lots of inspiration including a list of Storey’s favorite things and several pink ombre items.  She fell in love with a cake created by My Sweet and Saucy which featured a watercolor floral painting on the bottom tier and a white flower on the top tier.  We took this same concept but changed the color scheme to pink and red ombre with hand-painted peonies.  We also added a middle tier filled with all of Storey’s Favorite things and of course her name in bright red. The flower on the top is also water-colored to match the overall theme.”

Favorite Things Birthday  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Rachel from Intricate Icings tells more about the desserts:

“The dessert bar was filled with other treats as well including cake pops adorned with sugar blossoms, tiny ombre heart-shaped bonbons with a watercolor ombre effect, and cupcakes with edible hearts listing more of Storey’s favorite things. We also created an un-iced ombre cake for Storey to dig into all by herself and another cake boasting ‘Best Day Ever’ “.

Favorite Things Birthday |  TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday | TheCakeBlog.com

Have you ever seen a cupcake celebrating play-doh?  Let alone one as stunning as this?  The ombre heart toppers are incredibly adorable!  And prepare yourself for this guest table…. oh my goodness!

Favorite Things Birthday  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday |  by Intricate Icings

Favorite Things Birthday  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday | TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday | TheCakeBlog.com

Favorite Things Birthday  |  TheCakeBlog.com

The smash cake says it all, right?  BEST. DAY. EVER!!  Filled with amazing sweets and a whole lot of love.

Having a two year old daughter myself, I love how Storey’s mom incorporated all of the things that make a little girl squeal.  Playdoh.  Dogs.  Balloons. Puddles. Elmo and Barney.  She has the whole list covered.  Not to mention the incredible styling that has girls of all ages squealing too!  This party would be equally as fabulous for a Sweet Sixteen party, a bridal shower, or even a 40th birthday.  It is beyond gorgeous!

Event Planner& Designer (Mother) :  Ashley Nicole Events
Cake & Desserts :  Intricate Icings Cake Design
Photographer :  Laura Murray Photography
Caterer :  Catering by Design
Florist :  Newberry Brothers
Invitations :  Gram Paper and Designs
Venue :  McNichols Civic Center Building
Chair Rentals :  Chairished Vintage Chair Rentals by Melinda Jean
Furniture Rental (Vintage dresser’s) :  A Vintage Affair Rentals
Kids Table Linens :  Nuage Designs
Guest Table Linens :  Chair Covers & Linens
Calligraphy :  Pink Ink Paper
Pony’s :  Little Angels Pony & Pals
Beverages :  Mondo Vino
Spheres (In which the flowers were inside and then painted) :  West Elm
Wooden Utensils :  Sucre Shop

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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    I really really love it!! so tasty, so classic and modern at the same time, I love the beautiful work and I love beautiful things like this. Congrats, Love it!!! Thank you for sharing

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      Carrie Sellman says

      Thank you Ashley. Both for reading and for sharing Storey’s birthday with us! It is seriously so gorgeous!

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    Storey is one lucky little girl! I can only imagine how happy she was to see so many pretty things and delicious treats at her party. Intricate Icings did a wonderful job on the cake!

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