Square Buttercream Flower Cake + Teddy’s “Graduation”

square buttercream flower cake - cococakeland.com

square buttercream flower cake - cococakeland.com

My lil man T “graduated” from preschool in June. My heart was both filled with joy and pride but also brutalized by sadness – hearing his scratchy little singing voice belting out “He’s got the whole world in his hands!!” amongst his class of cuties, well, I was basically a puddle on the gym floor afterward. It was a potluck, so I made this square buttercream flower cake – originally my idea was to pipe “I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE” on it… but opted for crazy colourful piping instead.

boy with balloons

I had a bunch of balloons leftover from my cake book photoshoot so we brought those to the party. Here he is, captured in a quiet little moment of singing to himself while playing on the living room floor before the graduation party.

teddy with balloons

T wore his “fancy guy” shirt, a candy-striped number from the adorable brand Ultraviolet Kids.¬†I would so wear this shirt in an adult size.

easy kid friendly craft pasta necklace

Teddy painted good old pasta necklaces as presents for his teachers – I took photos of him painting them and printed the photo to use as a thank you card. Ok I just looked up Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love Of All” on YouTube and those opening notes just made me teary-eyed! Hoo boy. Watching my baby grow up has been the most bittersweet thing I’ve ever known. xo Lyndsay¬†

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  1. Rich

    Bitter sweet but also inspiring and incredible. Beautiful cake, too!

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