Monday, May 04, 2009

Let them eat cake…

…after they decorate it themselves! Bunny wanted a doll party, and in keeping with the theme she wanted a ‘doll’ cake. You know, doll torso, skewered into a dome shaped cake.

I was unable to wrap my mind around buying a cake pan for the skirt, as I am pretty close to positive I’d never use it again. However there is a cake pan that makes 4 mini domes. They can be doll skirts, but also can be used for other things through the years to make them not a completely stupid purchase. My initial thought was that each girl could have their own cake. My friend Christi had a much better idea: let them decorate their own doll cakes! Yes – a dessert and activity in one!

I baked the little cakes and each one was frosted in white as a ‘base’, then set out different colors of frostings and candies, etc. to adorn, then let them have at it.

Each girl had her own ideas about what to do, and their personalities came through both in how they decorated as well as what the final result was.

These two here were methodical and careful. Their finished cakes were thoughtfully arranged.

And then in the opposite corner, we have this!

Not too surprisingly, the girl who made the above beauty is the older sister of this masterpiece’s creator.

They crack me up.

The girls realized they could incorporate MORE candy into the scene if they 'landscaped’ the plates.

All in all, this was a great activity for the girls. Messy or neat, the cakes were all yummy.

Also, it’s a good idea to do this outside. A VERY good idea.


Laurie said...

OMG those are hysterical! I love the icing and candy on the face, Barbie's finest moment, I am sure!

Looks like a great party!

Kristianna said...

Yes, poor Barbie was put through the ringer the other day! :)

Heidi-Marie said...

Wow! Looks like we missed a great party!

I L-O-V-E the two cakes made by the sisters! I can only imagine what Lil's would have looked like (Hahahahahaha!)

You are so clever and creative! I am always in awe of your ideas!

Miss you!

Kristianna said...

Heidi, We miss you guys so much, too. *sob!*

Me said...

What an absolutely wonderful party idea for a girl. You always have such great ideas.


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