My children absolutely adore my sister’s fiance Andrew. Andrew is the fun uncle. He let’s you stay up late, eat whatever you want and makes a joke out of everything. He’s funny.. who doesn’t want to be around that? (P.S. Can you guys hurry up and get married so I can stop referring to you as fiance?!)
We celebrated Andrew’s birthday last weekend with a lumberjack party. He’s one of those guys who can do almost anything (everything cool in my farmhouse and upcoming bake shop, Andrew made/built/created). But in his earlier years, he logged.
My kids were thrilled at the idea of throwing Andrew a party. We kept it small and invited family over, requesting they show up in their favorite flannel.
I even wrapped the mini pies in strips of flannel. You can never have enough.
For Andrew’s dessert table, I hung vintage saws and blades on a reclaimed wood backdrop.
I baked “A” (for Andrew) cookies and gave them a plaid buttercream decoration, alongside edible saws and trees.
One of my family’s favorites are chocolate dipped pb cracker cookies. They’re really easy to make and always a hit. They’re made really simply by sandwiching peanut butter between two ritz crackers and then dipping in chocolate. I drew a tree on the top to coordinate our theme.
The cake. You can’t have a lumberjack party without the infamous wood cake. You can find a great tutorial HERE.
The outside of the cake is many lbs of chocolate ganache. The ax and top of cake are fondant. The inside…my favorite part:
Buffalo plaid!! I’d never been so excited to cut a cake.
I think Andrew liked it. Happy Birthday Andrew! We love you!