Hello, friends! My little Milo turned one! As any new parent knows, this is quite a cause for celebration. Not only are we celebrating little man’s first wonderful, incredible, miraculous, adorable year of life, but Adam and I are also smiling with a sense of accomplishment as his parents.
To celebrate his first year of life, there was cake. Lots of cake. Milo absolutely loves trees and being outside. Having a winter birthday in the NW for a mini tree lover, the pine branch topper I crafted seemed like a perfect adornment for both his smash cake and the cake the gathering of adults would enjoy.
Using clippings from our freshly cut Christmas tree, I used green floral wire to connect small sections of pine branches so that they formed a number one for the smash cake and the letter M for the adult cake. I then gave the needles a trim with scissors to help fine tune the sculpted pine topper. I secured natural bamboo skewers, cut to size, to the back of the topper using floral wire. The bamboo skewers provide both a strong framework for the topper, as well as a way to anchor the topper into the cake (without the pine branches making much contact with the cake).