Showing posts with label cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cake. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party




My Princess turned 7!


She looks way to grown up!  *sob*

Princess loves reading the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  When I asked her what kind of birthday party she would like, I wasn't surprised when she said a Rainbow Magic Fairy party.  I was concerned that her friends wouldn't know the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  After fretting about it a few days, I came up with the idea to introduce the kids to the books.  I wanted to make them feel like they were inside one of the books and had to act everything out.  Let me show you how I did it.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dragon Birthday Cake



I always ask my kids what they would like me to make for their birthday cake.  Bud said he wanted a green cake.  Easy enough.  He chose to have a dragon-themed party, so I couldn't resist making a dragon birthday cake for him.

Thank goodness for Pinterest, because I wouldn't have known where to even begin to make a dragon shaped cake.  I found this dragon cake tutorial to make my little green dragon.  The only thing I did differently from the tutorial is that I used 2 mini doughnuts for the snout of the dragon.

One thing I learned while making this cake: spice cake is really hard to work with.  Bud picked out the spice cake himself, so I had to use it.  Even after being in the refrigerator it was super moist and crumbly.  I would suggest putting it in the freezer before trying to cut and frost a spice cake.

I used my vanilla butter frosting recipe (you can find it at the bottom of THIS post).  I seriously use this recipe for EVERY cake.


Once the frosting was on it was time to decorate!  I used a large marshmallow cut in half and brown M&M's for the eyes.  I then used banana runts for the eyebrows and claws.  Making the wings, horns, and scales was the trickiest part.  I followed these directions for candy melt wings and they worked out perfectly.  Make sure to make a few extra wings because one will inevitably break.  To make the scales I dipped Vanilla Wafers in the extra candy melt and let them harden on wax paper.


The final touch on this cake was the fire coming from his mouth.  Using Starbursts, I followed the directions HERE and it worked perfectly.


All done!


Bud absolutely LOVED his green dragon cake.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Little Pony Birthday Party




My silly, dress-up loving, Goofy turned four this year!


She is somewhat obsessed with My Little Pony (And who can blame her?  It's a great show!).  Naturally, I had to throw her a My Little Pony birthday party.  Let's start with the decorations.


I had to have Pinkie Pie on the front door welcoming everyone in.  I think Pinkie Pie is my spirit animal.  I just love throwing parties!


We had a couple of ponies on the doors and hanging from the ceiling.  I laminated them so that they wouldn't get ruined and the kids could play with them later.


Here's Rainbow Dash performing a sonic rain boom for Goofy's birthday.



I used tablecloths for the rainbow (you could use streamers) and stuffing for the cloud.


My kids loved playing under the rainbow.


Time for cake!  I stuck with the rainbow theme.  I used Airhead Extremes for the rainbow and marshmallows for the clouds.


Another shot of the cake.  Goofy loved it.


Ponies, ponies everywhere.


On even years we have family parties.  My parents came and celebrated with us.  They are always so generous and my kids absolutely adore them.


Goofy got some Equestria Girls dolls.  She played with them all night long.


Happy birthday Goofy.  I love watching you grow.  You are so helpful, kind to your brother and sister, and you always make mommy laugh.  I love you!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ballerina Birthday Party


Princess turned 6 last week!  I'm not old enough to have a six-year-old am I?

This year Princess has been a little obsessed with ballerinas.  Perhaps it's because we put her into beginning ballet this summer.  So, when I asked her if there was a certain theme she would like for her birthday, she responded without hesitation, "BALLERINA!"

The good thing about Princess being in school (you know, other than the fact that she is learning new things and making friends) is that I could work on decorations while she was gone.  I love making the decorations a surprise!


When she woke up in the morning she found ballerinas all over the walls of the house.  There was even one on the door to her bedroom.  I made these all by hand (never have I appreciated my Cricut machine more).  I didn't have a cartridge with a ballerina on it and I didn't want to have to go buy one.  Instead, I picked up some pink poster board from the grocery store, stenciled ballerina silhouettes onto it, and cut them out.  Talk about time consuming!

Perhaps it would have been better to buy the cartridge after all...

But Princess and Goofy loved them.  They ran around the house trying to count all of them.


Step into my pink kitchen.  I used a pink tablecloth (from the dollar store), tulle, balloons, and finally put ballerinas everywhere.


Here is the ballerina that was hanging from the light.  Yes, I made her a little tutu.  My husband lovingly reminds me that I'm crazy.  


The living room was filled with balloons (Bud's favorite decoration by far).


Princess thought it was funny that I gave the TV a tutu to wear.


Finally, here is the front door.  The large ballerina on the door was Princess' favorite.


Here's a little closer shot of the ballerina.  I hot glued the tulle onto the ballerina in pleats and topped it off with pink, polka-dotted ribbon.


I follow this rule when it comes to birthday parties: even year birthday = family party, odd year birthday = friend party.  So, this year we had a family party.


Princess is a little bookworm (maybe it's because of all of the family read-a-thons we like to have).  The only thing she asked for this birthday was a book.  She was excited to get a whole boxed set.


I think she got more than a book don't you?


Time for cake.  I had envisioned how this cake would look ever since Princess decided on ballerinas for her theme.  I knew I wanted it to be pink (her favorite color) and I knew that I wanted it to have a tutu.


I measured my tulle around the cake pan to get the approximate size.  I then sewed the pleats and glued the ribbon over the top.  After I frosted the cake I placed the tutu on it and hot-glued the ribbon ends together so that the tutu wouldn't come off.


Princess "oohed" and "aahed" over the cake so I guess I did alright.


Happy birthday my sweet ballerina.  You are so kind, considerate of others, helpful, and fun.  
Don't ever change!  

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Car Birthday Party


My little Bud turned 2 last week.  I can hardly believe it!  Two years ago I had the absolute WORST day of my life getting him here (one of those delivery horror stories that you don't want to share with soon-to-be mothers) and he is absolutely, completely, 100% worth it.


Bud is all boy.  He loves dinosaurs, monsters, Micky Mouse, and cars.  We had to move his birthday party up a couple of days so that the family could come.  I have a rule that I decorate the house while the kids are asleep; when they wake up the decorations are a surprise!  This meant that I had hours - literally hours - to get everything decorated, a cake made, and presents wrapped.  I went with a quick, cheap cars theme.  I was pretty happy with the results.


I decorated the front door using a black tablecloth.  The white lines I added using paper made it look like a strip of road.  I whipped out a little drive-in sign on PicMonkey (scroll to the bottom of this post to print your own).


Using black paper plates, a poster board, colored papers, a glue stick, and a glue gun, I made 3 of these little cars to put around the house.  I used the glue gun to stick on the wheels.  (I made three so that there would be enough for each of my children in hopes that they wouldn't fight - worked like a charm!)  



Bud loved driving his little car around the kitchen.


These little road signs were hanging up all over the house.  I love free clip art!


The fridge was our refueling station (I thought that was clever - the bathroom was the pit stop).


Here is a look at the kitchen.


I found this cute checkered flag pennant online.  You can print one for free here.  I hot glued the triangles to a piece of white yarn and hung them up on each window.


I used another black tablecloth to create another road on the table.


I used a cone and my son's cars as a centerpiece on the table.  The kids loved driving the cars all around the table.


Here's the living room.  My husband asked, "What do balloons have to do with cars?"  The answer: absolutely nothing.  But what little boy doesn't love to play with balloons?!


Decorations up, presents wrapped, cake decorated - time for a party!


My parents gave him a car and some sunglasses.  What a cool little dude.


Let's have some cake!


I am most definitely NOT a professional cake decorator.  This is as fancy as I get.  Bud picked out the flavor of cake he wanted.  I made it in a 9 x 13" pan following the directions on the box.  Next, I created a little car pattern, cut out the cake, and frosted it using my favorite vanilla butter frosting.  That's it!


He loved it!

Happy birthday my sweet little Bud.  Mommy is so glad you are a party of our family.

Here is the birthday drive-in sign.  Feel free to use it for your own car birthday party.







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