It was complete madness here last week. I had 2 birthday parties in one week! One on Sunday and the next on Saturday, plus we went away for 3 days in between. You should of seen my deserted washing pile. My sister in law commented she had never seen such a big pile in her whole life. But oh I do love doing birthday parties.
My wee girl wanted a Strawberry Cake. So I went from there. The only thing is it is too early for strawberries here. They are so expensive so I could only get 2 punnets for the birthday cake but made everything else pink.
We had pink butterfly biscuits using the left over flowers my Aunty made from my daughters 5th birthday party.
Here is a close up. I just spooned on pink royal icing and stuck the flowers on the lower right wing. It was as easy as that!
I made pink fondant butterflies with my new butterfly cutter. Love that thing! I placed them on white cupcakes. The paper cases had strawberries on them.
I filled little tea cups with Ambrosia and placed pink butterflies on them. They looked so pretty.
These are raspberry spiders with jelly crystals on the rim. What I did was put an egg white on a plate, placed the glass upside down in the egg whites and then dipped them in a plate of red jelly crystals. Put them in the fridge for a couple of hours to dampen the jelly crystals to make them darker and whola you have instant charm in a glass.
I topped the cake with royal icing, strawberries, jaffa's and a dash of icing sugar. I made the Chocolate Sour Cream Cake from my friends new 'Riverstone Kitchen' cook book. Oh my it was delicious! I recommend that recipe, it is so easy and so effective. So yes go and buy the book! There are so many gorgeous recipe's in there. You won't regret it!
Here is the birthday girl sipping her delicious raspberry spider.
I thought this was a pretty shot.
Here are a few shots of the birthday girl posing in front of the party table before the guests arrived.
Look at that cheeky monkey in the background trying to ruin a good photo!
Here she is showing off her brand new pink sparkling shoes she got for her birthday.
She also got this new hair clip I had bought from Kate M Handmade.
Can you believe this but I bought this dress for her first birthday party. She found it one day, loved it and put it on. It still fits her JUST! but she love wearing it. I thought it would be cute to wear it for her 3rd birthday as well!
Here is a wee snippet from way back then.
And let's not forget about the crazy party people!
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