Our daughter turned one yesterday!
It was such a fun day full of laughs, swinging on the swings, and some bloody good food. We're pretty low fuss parents, so my husband and I decided against a party she wouldn't remember and got her a cute pair of shoes as her present. Pretty sure she had an amazing day and that's what matters most.
Disclaimer: To each their own when it comes to feeding your kids! It can be a topic of contention among parents, there is no doubt about it. This is just what we decided to do on our daughter's special day.
I knew my daughter was never going to have a proper cake on her first birthday. She hasn't had refined sugar, eats like a little legend and loves her fruit. Why introduce her to highly addictive sugar and risk the good thing we have going on?
I decided to make her one from scratch. It took me minutes to make and cost me 12$.
Place the watermelon in the fridge an hour or so before you need to make the cake
Slice the end off and continue to slice 1/2 inch to 1inch thick pieces. If you want a perfect shape, use a cookie cutter (like the image above). I decided to go free hand, cutting the largest square at the bottom and then each layer got smaller and smaller.
Stack the slices on top of each other and secure with toothpick, or a long candle. I got a long candle because I thought it was a bit safer.
Add the blueberries and then sprinkle with chia (they're kinda like the "sprinkles")
Serve chilled, and have fun watching the mess be made!
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.