The party day has finally arrived. I was up early this morning finishing off the cupcakes and baking gingerbread cookies to complete the candy / dessert table for my niece Emily's 8th Birthday Party. I had emailed the birthday girl some pictures of the cake and cookies, and she was most excited!
With the car all packed, I headed off to my sister's to set it all up. I was very pleased with the final result and hopefully the girls will enjoy the candy/dessert table as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.
The cake took centre stage on the table and set the colour tone for the rest of the table. There were mini marshmallow, musk sticks, sherbet sticks, sherbet lollipop's, fruity mentos, fruit tingles and musk lifesavers for the candy. The desserts, all made by me, were vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, vanilla sugar cookies, gingerbread butterfly cookies and the birthday cake was chocolate cake. Party cups and plates by Sambellina.
The cake was a bed filled with little girls, all personalised with hair colour and style, to represent the sleepover. It was chocolate cake with butter cream and fondant icing. The decorations on the cake were made from modelling paste.
The cupcakes were my favourite recipe which is chocolate and vanilla sponge cake with butter cream swirls and fondant disc's. Pictured here with the vanilla sugar cookies.
I made gingerbread for the first time today using my friend's recipe from over at the Clayton's Blog.
It is an easy recipe to make and tasted delicious.
The finishing touch was the cookies to go in the party bags. These were personalised for each guest.
It was a pleasure to create this for my niece, Happy Birthday Emily Rose xx