Sunday, March 5, 2017

It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-the Party!

M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E!
Who can resist the mouse himself? Nothing beats Mickey Mouse on any given day! I guess I'm a little bias as a Disneyland season pass holder for 6 years now. But really, how can you be in a bad mood when the mouse is involved?!

 This is another party I surprisingly haven't had requested by my kids. Surprising, because Minnie Mouse is basically my daughters best friend and favorite person in the world. It was and still is one of her favorite shows, and while she has said she was going to have a clubhouse party many times, she never has stuck with it.
 I missed the chance to make this cute little guy a clubhouse birthday cake last year,
 Luckily he requested another clubhouse party this year and I got to make his cake! It turned out super cute and whimsical, just like the show!
 Happy Birthday to this cute little man Noah!!

Finding Nemo 2nd Birthday

As I was putting together this cute cake for my niece, I was thinking back and was actually surprised that between my two kids I have never had a Nemo party!
 My kids both watched the movies, but never really loved them enough to want them for a
birthday party.
 She had a cute party and enjoyed the cake! It's always fun when their old enough to understand that the cake is just for them!

I especially loved the bright blue against the oranges and greens!
It was a fun theme, I enjoyed making a bright blue colorful cake in the middle of a wintery snowy week!
It's always fun to watch toddlers try to figure out why everyone is staring at them and singing
I also enjoyed making the fun invitations and birthday whiteboard sign,
available also in my Etsy Shop
What a happy birthday to this little cutie

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Monster Party Feature

I was so excited to have my little guys 2nd birthday party featured on one of my favorite websites. I loved putting together this party, it was so fun and colorful for a summer party, and terribly fitting for my little man who loved to growl like a monster anytime he saw one! Check it out!!!

Little Monster Birthday Party

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Monster madness has begun, so hurry, come along, and join in on all of the fun!


rafted by Tya Nelson of Padicakes, out of Salt Lake City, Utah, this Little Monster Birthday Party is packed with adorable party ideas; perfect for any little monster – boy or girl!
Monster details of ever kind can be found in this birthday bash, but these specific ones are sure to make you smile:
  • Darling monster cake
  • Fuzzy monster standees
  • Colorful linens + table covers
  • Cute monster cookies
  • Monster boxes filled with partyware
  • Monster mallow pops
  • Fuzzy monster centerpieces
Vendors:
Invitation: PeachPops
Party Design, Desserts, Cake and Decorations: padicakes
Photography: Tiffani Linn Photography

Little Monster Birthday Party

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Little Monster Party Details:

This is what Tya said about styling the party- “I knew exactly what kind of party I wanted to have for my little guy’s 2nd birthday almost as soon as his 1st passed. One of the first things he learned to “say” was to growl like a monster. He thought it was so funny to hear! I wanted to have a little monster party for him, but didn’t want it themed after the Disney themed Monsters. It was actually a lot harder than I expected to find non-Disney-Monster party items, so I ended making it all myself!
When guests arrived, the children were escorted to the side of our yard, to prepare to “become” monsters with our awsome face painters whom I had contacted a few weeks prior and given photos of the invites and types of monster faces I was looking for. They did a fabulous job transforming our little guests into little monsters!
From there, they were free to go enjoy our Little Monster photo booth, complete with props and word signs. It was so much fun watching the kids at that all night and the photos they took were adorable! They loved petting and posing with our life size fuzzy little monsters, that were so easy to make as well!
Our last station allowed them to adopt their own little monster to take home. Since most of our guests were going to be under the age of 10 I wanted it to be an easy (mess free) activity, so I made the monsters and their face accesories a few weeks in advance from brightly colored felt. All they had to do was to pick a blank stuffed monster, pick out eyes or eye, fangs, mouth or horns and then glue them on and let it dry.
From there, our little monsters played and dined on mini monster sliders, and a fun and colorful dessert table of Monster Marshmallow Pops, Orange Dreamsicle Monster-oons (macarons), decorated sugar cookies, Goober dipped pretzel sticks, Chocolate dipped sandwich cookies, Slimer Limer cupcakes and cake pops. I was especially happy with how the cute little monster cake turned out. I accented the cake and the dessert table with little fondant monsters hiding throughout.
One of the things I most loved about this party theme, since it was in June and outside was the opportunity it gave me to incorporate bright bold colors and textures into the decorating of the yard, from paper lanterns strung throughout to the balloons and fur fabric that i wrapped vases for the tables in. Despite it being a very windy and slightly cool day, all the colors still made it look fun and cheery”!
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sweet 16th Elegance

I was thrilled to receive a cake request from an old childhood friend this week, I was even more excited that she wanted a classy but simple sequin cake for her beautiful daughters Sweet 16th birthday party which was a bit of a surprise for the birthday girl!
I loved the colors once it was all put together. I've always loved the pale pinks with gold!
I finished it off by cutting a simple 16 out of gold glitter cardstock for the top. I'm a sucker for simple but elegant touches, and who am I kidding- who doesn't love a little glitter...or alot!
The perfect sweet cake for a perfect Sweet 16!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Simple Island Elegance

There is something so classic and beautiful about a cake covered in orchids isn't there? I loved the idea of a simple and classic cake for the pre wedding celebrations for the daughter of my friend. Her wedding was to be in Hawaii, but her mom wanted to do something special for her daughter before they all left for trip. 
 Forgive my kitchen background! There wasn't a chance to photograph it. I love white buttercream cakes with traditional purple orchids, just like the traditional island cakes. It's such an understated but classic look. The cake itself was a french vanilla cake with raspberry filling, to tie it all in i added a touch of clear raspberry oil to the almond buttercream, and can I just tell you how wonderful my kitchen smelled when it was all mixing up? MMMMMMMM

Thursday, October 13, 2016

African Serengeti 40th Birthday Cake

I have planned this cake for a  few years. My husband spent 2 years in southern Africa in his twenty's serving a religious mission and doing much service work. He has always loved Africa and I've always wanted to give him an African cake. The opportunity came in the perfect way- his surprise 40th birthday party! I had a hard time coming up with a theme for the party, even after a year of trying to plan it, since he is a man of many loves!  Finally, after much though, I decided to theme the party around all his favorite things! What better way to represent Africa than the cake?!
 He loved, and speaks fondly of the many different Safaris he was able to travel on. He loved the animals and the scenery and the beauty of the colors. So for the cake, I decided to spotlight exactly those things!  I couldn't pick a favorite animal pattern, so I chose the cheetah and zebra.
 Photos of the African savannah always show the gorgeous red and orange sunsets, so I decided to highlight the sunsets and put the animals and trees in silhouette against the colors!
I wanted a simple but rustic way to separate the tiers so I simply tied some raffia around the bottom two tiers and loved how vibrant the colors turned out! One of my favorite cakes, I'd have to say!
Happy 40th to my wonderful hubby! Here are some pics from his fun Favorite Things party!