Monday, March 27, 2017

Susannah and Myfanwy Bake Frann and Diane a Birthday Cake!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!

Birthdays abound in the Doll House! This weekend we celebrated two very important people in the Doll House!! Both Frann Doll and Diane Doll had birthdays this weekend and so a party was in order! To have a proper birthday party, you need some cake, right?

Luckily, in the Doll House, we have a resident baker! Susannah Doll loves to bake cakes and decorates them beautifully. So she was excited to get to work on cakes for Frann and Diane's birthday. She decided she should make two cakes so they'd each have their own special cake. Since she was in the kitchen, she also whipped up dozens of cupcakes for the party as well because, she says, they are just so much easier to serve. 

Myfanwy loves to cook and, while baking is less her favorite thing than cooking savory dishes, she loves to lend a helping hand to her friends! So when Susannah said she'd make the cakes for the party, she insisted on helping! Aren't friends lovely? Susannah had already made a few cupcakes before Myfanwy arrived... See them under the pretty cupcake dome? Did I mention she loves to bake?

Here they are whipping up the cakes so they can go into the oven...

And Susannah is almost done frosting the second cake!

Just as they were finishing up LaQuela dropped by to get instructions to some mutual friends' houses and Myfanwy's van. They were coming to the party but needed a ride... LaQuela always likes to be helpful too and so she volunteered to go pick up everyone who needed a ride in Myfanwy's van. LaQuela was afraid her car was a bit too small for everyone!

She stayed for a quick cup of coffee and then was off to play Uber driver!

One of Susannah's favorite things about baking is that it's something you do in advance of events. So you get to enjoy the party along with everyone else... So it was nice to have the cakes done and kitchen cleaned up because the party was starting soon! LaQuela was so impressed with Susannah's beautiful cakes that she said "Maybe you can make my wedding cake someday!!" Susannah was humbled but also felt good to be appreciated.

Soon enough Diane and Frann arrived back from their walk... "Surprise!!! We made you cakes!!" Myfanwy said.

Frann and Diane had known that a Birthday Party was scheduled but no idea that Susannah and Myfanwy were going to make the cakes for it! They were so touched. The best gifts are ones that are personal like that, right? 

So it was such a nice surprise!

When they found out that Susannah had made a special cake for each of them, they were even more impressed and touched. "You didn't have to do that! But we are so glad you did!" They both said because they both know how delicious Susannah's baked items are!

"We really hope you like them!"

"Of course we will! So will the guests! You are both too kind!!" 

Myfanwy had one of the cakes in the Tupperware Cake taker Heather Doll owned. Heather Doll is a bit obsessed with Tupperware and this one of two such cake takers that she owns... Isn't it groovy? The handle makes it really easy for Myfanwy to hold all by herself....

"Thanks Myfanwy!!!" Diane had to give her a big hug... 

Hugs all around! 

Already Frann and Diane were enjoying their party and it was just getting started. 

Heather Doll had gone to pull out the festive polka dot tea set from Dollar General to use for the party...

Frann and Susannah were catching up... Interestingly enough, Susannah knows a bit of Korean and so she was happy that Frann was letting her practice the bits she remembered. She'd learned Korean when she was younger in hopes of becoming an interpreter but unfortunately, while she was good at speaking it, she struggled with listening, translating and speaking while still listening... If that makes sense. Still, she enjoyed being able to use her second language a bit with someone who is fluent and also patient for her misprounciations occasionally... Heather Doll loved to listen to them speaking because she finds language so fascinating and was honestly a bit jealous of them both knowing two languages. Perhaps she'd have to study herself! 

Frann was getting a cold drink for herself and Susannah from the fridge..

"Would anyone else like anything cold to drink?" 

Meanwhile Myfanwy was opening the cake box... Isn't it such a lovely cake! Susannah does such a good job!

Diane came over to see if she needed any help. 

The rest of the story of the party will have to come in the next post because I am out of time for now.... Stay tuned for next post of the Birthday Party!

Till next time!

Outtake blurry shot! LOL

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