Another birthday, just like that, and Zuzu is 3! For months — months! — she has been requesting cherry-related items for her birthday. We all laughed about it until about a month ago, when I realized I’d better do something. Alas, I never did find the requested cherry horse, cherry house, cherry car, or cherry bigstuff (whatever that is), but I did find some cute skirts and a shirt and some pretend cherry pie.

And cherries are a great excuse for a cupcake theme, of course. We went with chocolate cherry cupcakes with black cherry cream cheese frosting (thank heavens for cupcake-related blogs!), and they were amazing.

Vintage rotating musical birthday cake platter thanks to Adriane. Come to think of it, piping bag for the frosting thanks to Adriane, too. These cupcakes would not have been possible without Adriane!

In this photo, the look on Zuzu’s face says, “It is at this exact moment that I have realized that no one in my family can sing.”

Comments (6)

  1. liz June 15, 2011 at 5:56 am

    happy birthday to zuzu! she looks shocked in that photo, but she also looks so grown up…

  2. Julie June 15, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Liz, I swear that shock is at our rendition of “Happy Birthday.” But yeah, she did seem to get all grown up yesterday, all of a sudden.

  3. Robyn June 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    cherry bigstuff: disgusting oreo flavor. she’s going to be a food scientist.

  4. Julie June 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Ha! Indeed! Well: disgusting oreo flavor, or…AMAZING oreo flavor?

  5. Robyn June 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

    …depends on how you feel about Cherry Coke.

  6. Sarah July 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

    HA! Completely laughed out loud at the “cherry big-stuff!” Imagining some kind of massive cherry oreo cookie ?

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