The 5 layer rainbow/sprinkle cake was a success (I used this cookbook). More sprinkles ended up on the kitchen floor than on the cake as I attempted to decorate the cake but that’s okay, right!?
Yep, there were plenty of messes along the way:)
First, the day started with 6.1 miles outside and last 2.1 inside on the treadmill!
I started getting really hot outside so I decided to finish up the last of my run inside and that was an excellent idea. Three fans pointed at you while you run + ice water will really cool you down fast. 8.2 miles total… my longest run of the week!
While I was outside running I set a new record on my Garmin. I realized the other day that all of my records on my Garmin were from a time that it was on (by accident) in the car so it said that my fastest mile was 1:23 seconds… yeah, no. So I reset them and I was pretty happy about this 8:25 mile!
Right after the run finished, the party prep started. Do you ever feel like running is the most relaxing/laid back part of your day… yesterday it definitely was!
I shared where I got the cake recipe and frosting earlier. Now I have a few more tips (thanks Lisa)!
1. We baked the cake part two nights before and wrapped them in wax paper and saran wrap. I made the frosting Saturday morning and took out the cake and started frosting. So the cake was frozen when I frosted it which made it a MILLION TIMES EASIER to layer and frost.
2. A lot of sprinkle type cake recipes recommend rolling the cake in a cookie sheet full of sprinkles. I am not that adventurous. I basically took a bunch of sprinkles at a time and threw them at the cake, ha. It took forever but I didn’t risk breaking the cake. With this particular frosting recipe the sprinkles REALLY stuck to the frosting which made it a lot easier too. I listened to a podcast while I was decorating it so I was having a blast.
3. I used these cake toppers (you can do different numbers for them:)
We had several of Brooke and Knox’s friends over. I think the fan favorite had to be the jump house.
I think the Hot-N-Ready pizzas really add to the Pinterest decor that I was shooting for:)
We had a cotton candy machine there (thanks to Andrew’s parents)…
A slip-n-slide, sprinkler under the tramp and random games in the backyard.
And of course a piñata because that has been something we’ve done at pretty much every one of Brooke’s birthday parties over the years.
The kids brought Brooke presents.
And we finished off with a water balloon game.
How I felt by the end of the party (I was just a little jealous of my nephew;) The kids had a great time so it was worth it. Today is my rest day from running so I’m planning on taking less than 500 steps the entire day.
Andrew had a test up in SLC (that he rocked) and then later on that evening my brother from Kentucky was in town so we all went over to my parent’s house to say hi!!! We actually ended up having the cake over there because the kids already had so much sugar at the party we decided to wait:)
The inside of the cake:
We restocked our grape supply while we were there too… my parents have SO many grapes growing there!
And then I climbed into bed at 8:30 (my current favorite bed-time) and of course the baby started kicking like crazy the first time I was still for the day ha!
I hope your Sunday is a beautiful one!! I’ll see you tomorrow morning, bright and early!
Tell me about how your weekend running has gone? Temperatures? Distance? Solo or with people? Refueled afterwards with what?!
What is the best part of your Sunday going to be?
Have any goals for this next week of running?