Easter Party

It’s hard to write while you’re holding an infant who screams at you with the rage of a thousand suns, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words anyway.

Today was our MOMs Club Easter Party, and I made carrot cupcakes with maple cream-cheese frosting. I loooove carrot cake.

The toppers are made of royal icing (1.5 tbsp meringue powder, pinch salt, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup water, more powdered sugar to desired firmness), piped with two different tips, and let dry overnight. I think the cuteness of tiny sugar vegetables can never be underestimated.

The kids were only allowed 11 eggs each, so I helped her with her “creative” counting. She’s been talking about easter egg hunts since before Christmas, and was so excited. I’m glad we’re going to have another hunt of our own on the actual Easter Sunday.

Sofía and Alea wore the matching Easter dresses I made them. (Love those frilly sleeves!) I’m slowly getting over my fear of working with knit fabrics.

I tried to get a picture of them together, but I was too nervous to back up out of arms’ reach. This is what I got:

Even better.

3 Responses to “Easter Party”

  1. Heidi Says:

    so cute, both of them. I never got the hang of sewing with knits–I’d stretch them out too far and then drop the project. You got far more guts than I do.
    Both kids’ dresses came out very pretty…did you design them too from scratch? At first I thought Sofia was hugging her doll, but then I realized Alea is trying to reach Sofia’s arm to gum on it. Darling picture. I can see that Sofia likes her little sister.

  2. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Thanks mom! I’m gonna print it out one of these days… yeah sewing with knits is really hard. I had to redo Sofía’s collar because it was sooooo stretched out – luckily I remembered my sta-tape the second time around.

  3. Jenny Says:

    Diana – these pictures are precious! Great job on the cupcakes and the dresses!

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