Ellie is OBSESSED with the Olympics. She’s been staying up late in order to watch. She cheers and jumps up and down during competitions. I think that her Justin Bieber poster will probably soon be replaced by the USA Women’s Gymnastic Team. And I think she told her swim instructor that she wants to be Missy Franklin when she grows up.
So, of course, when I asked what theme she wanted for her birthday cake (the one I would make to have on her actual birthday, not the one she had at her party), she answered with an emphatic “Doc McStuffins!!!!”
Since I don’t really do gum paste figures, I thought the best way I could make Doc and some of her toys, would be to make them into cookies and stick them on the cake. I based the cookies on this printable from DisneyFamily.Com. Normal people would just print this out and use them as cupcake toppers, like they were intended.
Oh, and in between the two layers of cake, I added some crushed Girl Scout Thin Mints mixed into the buttercream. It was really yummy. I recommend it if your birthday happens to be during cookie sale season. Or if you have a good enough hiding spot in your house for an extra box of Thin Mints ;)
And, of course, if you are having problems tracking down a Girl Scout, Ellie would love to sell you a few boxes when cookie season rolls around again, lol. (Nothing like planning six months ahead, right?)