Friday, November 15, 2013

Hayden's 2nd Birthday- A Radio Flyer Tricycle Party


My sweet little mischievous boy turned two years old in September. We celebrated with a Radio Flyer red tricycle themed cake and party. I like themed parties but I'm not one to purchase character cups, plates, banners and tablecloths- that's just not my style. So I made a fondant covered tricycle cake, and chose solid red and turquoise accents to bring it all together.  Read on for more details.


I wanted to incorporate some of Hayden's favorite things at his party, which just happened to include cake, cookies, lemonade, milk, hot dogs with ketchup, pretzels and cheese. I made a bunting banner to hang over the table using patterned scrapbook that read "Happy Birthday Hayden". I also set up a lemonade stand and made a bunting for that that said "Lemonade 5 cents" I used this bunting template and Baker's twine to hang it. I loved how they turned out. So much so that I still haven't taken them down :-)

For the buffet I served: 

  1. Hot dogs with mustard and ketchup (served out of a Radio Flyer wagon)
  2. Tortilla chips and pretzels
  3. Veggies with ranch dip
  4. Cheese cubes
  5. Birthday cake (chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream covered in Marshmallow Fondant)
  6. Brown butter and spice rice krispies treats
  7. Fresh fruit cups
  8. Decorated sugar cookies and red and aqua Sixlets
  9. Whole and 2% milk served in glass Frappuccino bottles
  10. Raspberry and regular lemonade
My wonderfully talented friend, Kathia from Pink Little Cake, made the tricycle, cat and star Hayden decorated sugar cookies for me. If you haven't been to her blog, go check her out. She does amazing work. She also made the cute little scalloped tags that I used on Hayden's party favors which included Cheez-its, fruit snacks, raisins, and a drink mix.  My friend Becky from Goods by Gert custom made the letter H for me. I ordered Hayden's "two" shirt from Best Birthday Ever shop on Etsy. Thank you Kathia and Becky!




This was my first time covering a cake in fondant, though I have worked with fondant before. I was a little worried, but in the end it turned out great and the fondant I used was really forgiving. Any mistakes I made, I was able to cover up with a cloud or the green grass. This was really fun to make and this colors were so bright and vibrant. The actual fondant was quite tasty too. 


It was a great day shared with close family and I'm so grateful to have had my Dad and step mom there to celebrate with us along with. Hayden is a truly blessed boy. 


20 comments:

Lisa Ghenne said...

What a beautiful cake! The whole party looked so beautiful and fun! Happy belated birthday to sweet Hayden!

Anonymous said...

Hayden looks like a happy little boy with envious lovely curls!!!! You made a WONDERFUL birthday party with such great looking goodies and decorations --- it may be hard to ever top this party!!!

Cindy H said...

Wow, will you come put together a birthday party for me? I'll be 56 on my next one, but I like cake, cookies, lemonade, hot dogs, etc., too! My theme could be Mr. Magoo! (Are you old enough to remember him?)

debbie said...

Wow....I cannot get over how talented you are lady. Beautiful cake! What a lucky little man to have you for his mom. Really Monica, what a lovely party you had and so beautifully decorated.

Amy @ Spin The Meal said...

Monica-All I can say is WOW!!! You did a fabulous job of everything. What a lucky little boy! I can't believe this is your first fondant cake - looks amazing! The banners, the lemonade stand, the cake, the party favors...all spectacular!!!

Kerstin said...

What an amazing party- love all the details! Happy Birthday to Hayden :)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such a wonderful party! =)
I love all of the details...and such a cute theme!

leonieke said...

Congrats! He is a blessed boy, a birthday celebrated with so much details, beautiful cakes, wow. Looks great!

bellini said...

I remember the day Hayden was born and the joy he brought into your family. Time flies by so quickly and here is a little man of 2. Happy birthday.

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Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Hayden..He looks so sweet and adorable..the party was outtasight..that cake is a masterpiece the other touches made his 2nd birthday so wonderful..how blessed and lovely that lil darling is and you are the readon and his daddy too..Many more lovely lovely birthdays and happy turkey day and happy Hanukkah! ciao&love X()

Anonymous said...

oops in a big hurry, I meant to say you are the reason and your hubby too for such a sweet boy that Hayden is becoming and is..turkey day is the start of Hanukkah two holidays in one, I am baking many cakes for both the holidays, in a big hurry..ciaoX()

Stacie said...

Red and turquoise is one of my fave color combos. Love all of the details.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Hayden! I can't believe it's been two years that we've watched him grow. Bless you all!

Kksdelights@yahoo.com

Coleens Recipes said...

PERFECT BIRTHDAY PARTY!! You did a very professional job, impressive. Happy Birthday Mr. Hayden.....you are such a handsome young man.

Ellen in Oregon said...

I know Hayden & all his guests must have had a wonderful time sharing his special day. Hard to imagine he has grown so quickly. I can see a tremendous amount of thought & preparation you put into making every detail just right.
I am 55 and I would have enjoyed every item on the menu. The sight of just the red swirled straws had me on a trip back to the early 1960s. You could not have done a better job & it is easy to tell how much you love your precious little boy. I'm sure he had a great time showing off his new bicycle too!

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Paloma said...

WOW! Just WOW! Beautiful! Every single little thing!

Sophie said...

Monica! Your cake is beautiful and so is your son :). It's been awhile but I was just thinking of you and missed your blog :). Then I realized, your son looks so much like my second daughter, Juliette, it's hilarious! I hope you're doing well :)!

Memoria James said...

Oh, how did i miss this post? HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, HAYDEN!!! He looks too cute! You and your friends did an amazing job on every detail of the party. Wow!! Very impressive. You're awesome!

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