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Isn't turning 1 wonderful?

Posted by Sheryl Julian  February 4, 2013 04:25 PM

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This is Olivia, daughter of Food section writer, photographer, recipe developer and tester Karoline Boehm Goodnick, at her first birthday party. Karoline made two cakes, one for Olivia to feast on (wearing a bib and diaper only), the other a cow cake for the crowd (both below). Party theme was farm life.


Karoline wrote on her blog, Karoline's Kitchen: "The giant cow (too often mistaken as a pig. boo.) was cut from 2 layers of devilís food cake, filled with homemade raspberry jam and frosted with buttercream.  Oís barn smash cake came together from some vanilla scraps leftover in my freezer.  Donít even ask how much red food coloring I used in that little number!"

Guests took home cookies, which Karoline made as baby chicks, and tucked into egg crates.

oliviabday3.jpgShe's so talented!

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