Several Batches of Buttercream Later...
Apr. 15, 2010 11:51 am
Updated: Apr. 30, 2010 12:46 pm
I recently threw a birthday party for my daughter's 4th birthday. The color theme was pink and brown. I was exhausted by the time the party started as it took me three days ahead of time to prepare.
Several batches of buttercream later, the party was ready and the guests began to arrive.
Below are the photos for your enjoyment. Here is what I made:
~ Lemon Buttercream Cake
~French Vanilla Cake /Milk Chocolate Ganache Filling
~White Chocolate Suckers using an "I'm 4" candy mould
~Cookie Dough Cupcakes
~Cake Batter Ice Cream
~Best Rolled Sugar Cookies and Sugar Cookie Ice Cream
We ordered pizza and I prepared a large salad with cheese, croutons, red onions, and cherry tomatos. I made some homemade honey mustard and set out other oil based dressings we had.
I originally wanted to make two large chocolate chip cookie pizzas and sandwich buttercream between them, but a few days before the party I opted to make a cake. I prepared my marshmallow fondant ahead of time, but I ran out of time the day of the party to roll it out and cover the cake. I ended up making a lemon cake and a french vanilla with milk chocolate ganache cake, both which were covered in buttercream.
For favors, I ordered pink individual cupcake boxes which I placed cookie dough cupcakes in and sealed with a custom ordered sticker. I also ordered some pink and brown cellophane baggies to package the sugar cookies in. Next, I made the "I'm 4" white chocolate suckers using a candy mould. I also decided to re-wrap the sugar cones in matching pink and brown paper......that took a long time!
As some of you know, I like to order customer wrappers and labels on eBay to make each party special. It also helps to tie in the theme. I ordered candy bar wrappers and I wrapped Nestle Crunch Bars in them. I wrapped water bottles with new custom labels and I used custom matching stickers to seal the cupcake boxes.
I think the decorating stressed me out much more than the baking. I had a lot of pink and brown ribbon to string around and pink chinese lanterns to hang. The day of the party, I had to take a break from my baking to get the balloons blown up. I am happy to add that I had no balloon fatalities this year! Last year, half of the brown ones popped before the party began.
I hope you enjoy the photos! If you would like to see more photos from this party, I have them posted under my photos. I am limited to only eight photos per blog.
I also have another sweet blog if you would like to check it out or join:
Candy Bar Wrappers
Custom Water Bottle Labels
I'm 4 Chocolate Birthday Suckers
Cupcake Party Favor
Sugar Cone Wrappers