Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Leo the Lion's Shower



Tuesday evening a few friends gathered to honor little Leo with a fabulous shower. Now, the shower was a few months late, but he was born a few months early, so it all works out in the end. Rebecca, Leo's mom, made an amazing scrapbook for him, taking the viewer through his first few months of life in the hospital. He was barely over 12 inches tall when born and weighed a tiny bit over one pound. Leo was one of three, and the only one strong enough to brave this big, big world. The way his parents charted his growth was by placing a pack of Reese's cups by him. David said some put money by the child, but money is dirty and who doesn't love Reese's??? He seems to be doing great now, at almost 10 months. He has the biggest eyes and he is a cute kid to watch. We sit behind his family on Sunday's and the boys love it when they catch a glimpse of him.
The shower was a couples dinner shower (no kids! YIPPIE!), and the food was delicious! I hadn't had Hawaiian haystacks in a long time, so I was excited for that. Even Bart liked dinner (for those who don't know, he is rather picky). Doesn't that fruit salad look divine??? I baked and decorated the cake, the bottom cake was chocolate with buttercream icing and the top cake was white with cream cheese icing. The whole thing was covered in fondant (homemade). It is tricky to cover that small top cake in frosting and fondant. I almost gave up but forced myself to keep trying, glad in the end that I didn't quit. I am not sure how often I will do a stacked cake, but at least now I know I CAN do it.

The other pictures are of presents I made Leo and the little guy himself with his parents.

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thecaillouets said...

you are so talented. i love the cake and the wall art.

Kristen C said...

Jessica that cake is beautiful!!! You are so talented. I loved reading the story behind that post as well. It gives me so much hope.

Diana said...

I just saw how to do those burpies last week... it all looks great!

The letter 'M' said...

That sounded like the party of parties! The cake was adorable, and what a great idea to have a couples dinner- low key and fun! I can't believe how little Leo was when he was born- that's cool that they documented his progress and even measured him up against reeses cups-very cute. You always do such a great job, I need to take some cake decorating lessons from you!

Cathi said...

Great cake! I am with you though, I don't really like working with fondant! Buttercream is so much easier!

Jamie Girl said...

jess i just LOVE the cake, and the plaque, and the burp cloths!!! you are sooooo amazing!!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Sounds like a great party. You are always so crafty! I remember you posting about Leo a while back. I'm happy to know that he's doing well.

Rebecca Schmelzer said...

The cake was yummy! The party was so much fun and we love the presents. Thank-you for all your hard work Jessica.
Rebecca