Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Shyla's Little Pony
I had heard of My Little Pony, but I really didn't know much about it. A quick look online and I found lots of little ponies with somewhat short and stubby legs and big, brightly colored hair. It made me think of the 1980's (not in a good way, if you know what I mean), but I digress. But I learned there are lots of ponies with different personalities, and each one has a unique identifier or brand on its hind quarters.
Today, as is the case for many toys, there are cartoon and website tie-ins and new characters (My Little Pony has been around for many years, and they've modernized the image). A fairly recent introduction is the character Princess Celestia, who is a grand pony with wings and a crown. She's taller than the other ponies too, with much longer legs -- though that brightly colored big hair is still there.
Shyla's mom came up with the idea for a special, custom version of Princess Celestia for Shyla's cake, based on things Shyla liked. Specifically, she wanted a Princess pony in turquoise with pink and white hair, with a brand on its hind quarters that looked like cotton candy on a white paper cone.
The final touch on the cake was the bunting or flags hanging above the cake. Without the words "Happy Birthday", a child's birthday cake is not complete. Since My Little Pony includes a lot of rainbows and bright colors, a rainbow "Happy Birthday" bunting seemed to be a nice way to finish the presentation. And I was even more impressed when Shyla took a look at it and read it perfectly! What a smart girl (after all, she was only turning 5)!
I got a nice big hug from Shyla. I hope it was a very Happy Birthday, Princess Shyla, and that you have many more to come.