For those of you who have been reading my blog for a few years, you know I have this tradition of making cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday with her face on it. Wednesday was Ella Joy’s 4th Birthday and so we did it again: printing, cutting, glueing. This time she even helped with the production. I love this little birthday tradition we’ve started but I am wondering what age she’ll come up to me and say: “Mom, I appreciate your efforts, but it’s ok now, no more faces on cupcakes, alright?”

Here are the prior versions for when she turned three, two and one!

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  1. It’s neat to see her *grow* each year through the cupcake toppers! She’s adorable as ever. Happy Birthday Ella Joy!

  2. oh this is so adorable!!!! happy birthday, ella joy!!!!

  3. impressive frosting job. :)

  4. @Lisa, oh no, I can’t take any credit for the actual cupcake this year, just the little sign ontop of it. The cupcakes were from Betty Bakery in Boerum Hill. http://www.bettybakery.com/

    Funny enough, when I picked them up, the young lady that was checking me out looked at me and said “I love your blog”! Odd to be recognized like that during an everydalife interaction. Made me smile.

  5. i suspected that, but wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. :) you’re a true celebrity! did she throw in some free bread at least? :P

  6. I can remember as if it was yesterday the special birthdays my mother prepared to me. In my last birthday (24) my mum prepared a party to me as if I did 4. I laugh a lot and we enjoy it so much! even my friends from the university!

    I never though it was enough as I’m sure Ella won’t do it too.
    Happy B-Day mini-swissmiss

  7. I think your cupcakes are darling – and don’t worry about your daughter outgrowing birthday traditions, I have two sons 18 & 15 and we still celebrate their birthdays the same year after year. They feel really special and cherish these fun family times.

  8. A lovely tradition and lovely looking cupcakes!

  9. It’s fun to watch the progression. She’s growing up to look just like you! And I think it’s a very cute tradition.

  10. Haha, Tina, I was that cashier at Betty Bakery. Love to see what you’ve done with them! Come back soon.

  11. I can’t believe how many years I have been reading SwissMiss! HAPPY BDAY ELLA JOY! <3

  12. I have been reading your blog for some time and I have a daughter turning 4 this week! love the faces on cupcakes!
    happy birthday Ella!

  13. Why would she stop? I’d still love for someone to do that for me!

  14. WOW! How quickly a year passes. It hardly feels like a year since the last cupcake tree!

  15. Tina, my daughter was born on the same day as yours, congratulations!

  16. Oh Tina this is such a great idea! My daughter is turning 5 in 2 weeks and I have been looking for great idea and this is just perfect!

    Really love it thx!


  17. Dear Ms Swiss Miss!

    I’m really sorry, but if I become Mum once, I’ll just have to steal this idea. It’s great! :)

    I imagine your children must feel really loved and special. That’s so nice :)

    Ufwiederluege aus Slowenien ;)

  18. I might move to Hawaii after which travel the globe.