Having a daughter is so much fun for me. Planning a party that you dream as a child is awesome - reliving childhood dreams.
Would have wanted to make everything piink and go over the top for this party with matching pink carpet, pink curtains, feathers, etc...same as in the "P is for Party" blog. Isn't that awesome. But then again I realized my daughter is onIy five (5) and that I should really wait for the big 7th birthday to have this kind of party. In the Philippines where I was born and raised, the 1st, 7th and 18th birthdays are big celebrations. But we'll see when she turns seven.
This party is a mix of pink and purple, which are both my daughter's favorite colors. Here's a picture of the party area before the guests arrived (more balloons have been placed after this picture was taken).
We had cupcake decorating which the girls enjoyed so much. I made three dozen cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla).
The cupcake stands are Martha Stewart Line (not too sturdy I find. but if you don't have time to make one, this will do and it's much cheaper) which I decorated with pink flowers.
I also prepared the sprinkles, M&M, Skittles, Smarties, Gummy candies, edible toppers, all the good sugary stuff and placed them in separate cupcake liners for the cupcake decorating activity.
The kids also got the chance to piped the icing on their cupcakes. Isn't that cool?
Let us talk about the cake. The cake is a three tiered cake with pink and purple color as well.
The bottom tier is a four layers chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese filling,
the second tier is a two tiered vanilla cake with buttercream filling and
the top tier - the Barbie Cake is a three layers chocoate with cream cheese filling.
All the layers were crumbcoated and coated with Swiss Italian Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache. Honestly, it was my first time to make the Swiss Italian Meringue Buttercream. It is so delicious, not too sweet compared to a frosting using Icing sugar. For recipe and tutorial go CakeJournal.com (go here).
The colors on the cake were airbrushed using Americolor Air Brush Colors Deep Pink and Lavander.
The five candles are the colored flames ones (she wanted five candles instead of the number five candle, very picky this customer..lol).
The Barbie Flairies (the three dolls on the first and second tier) are all edible which I made two weeks ago.
The Barbie Doll on the top tier cake is a real doll. The Eiffel Tower is made of gumpaste.
The kids enjoyed all the games we prepared: Pin the pendant on Barbie's Necklace (Pin Donkey's Tail), Musical Chairs, Freeze Dance and the BARBIE Pinata. And of course, each kid went home with their loot bags and some with their decorated cupcakes.
The party would have not been successful without the help of my hubby David and a great friend Mae. She did all the cooking for me and gave my daughter an arrangement of fruits dipped in chocolate.. Please visit her store in downtowm Fredericton - Blossoms Fruit Arrangements.
Thanks again my dear friend Mae.
Happy Birthday my princess Melissa! Love you so much!
My family and friends call me Bobie. An IT Specialist and have discovered cake decorating, a new hobby...my new passion.