Thursday, August 16, 2012

Half Birthday Celebrations


Since my children were 6 months old, we have held the tradition of celebrating their half birthday with half a birthday cake.  We don't do gifts or a big party.  I simply whip up half of a cake, top it with the appropriate number of candles, and we sing "Happy Half Birthday".  It is a family tradition that the kids love, because it is such a big deal to add that HALF to your age.  

We recently celebrated my son's 7-1/2 birthday!

When my son saw THIS cake, the search was over!
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What more could you want in a cake when you're 7-1/2, right?

I have to say, this was the EASIEST cake ever to pull together.  It takes no skill, and is quick to decorate.  I used a box mix and baked it in a large, spring-form pan.  When it was cool, I cut it in half, stacked the two sides with chocolate frosting in-between, then frosted all but the cut side of the cake (so it really does look like half a cake).

I used 6 Kit Kat bars, breaking each stick apart and placing around the cake.  Then top with a bunch of M&M's.  That's it!

Then the trick is to keep the kids from sneaking M&M's before you sing Happy Half Birthday!

It was a huge hit and the perfect half birthday cake for my little guy!

3 comments:

  1. That is a great cake. My son, James, always has a half-birthday celebration because his birthday is three days after Christmas and it gets lost in all the celebrating that is done at that time. Besides, summer is a great time for a birthday celebration!

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  2. We celebrate half bithday's too. It gives us a great time to see how much we have grown in just six months. What a great cake!! I really like how you only made one layer and cut it in half.

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  3. We also like to celebrate half birthday. One of my friend has birthday on 29th Feb so we celebrate his half birthday ;-) it is amazing things in our friendship. You can also Send Cakes to India from online store.

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