This year, for her 7th birthday, my daughter decided she wanted to have a girly pamper party. Once we decided on a pink, purple, red and white colour scheme, the fun began. The cake, of course, was the most important element to start with. I went with 2 layers, one vanilla and one dark chocolate, with vanilla buttercream icing and fondant. Lots and lots of fondant!
I think my favourite element has to be the hand mirror.
Then I got this mad idea to put jelly (jello) into the centre of the vanilla cake. I remember seeing someone do something similar on a blog somewhere, and thought it looked like jewels, so I thought I would give it a shot. It worked well and added a real WOW factor when the cake was cut.
Next came the decorations. I made lots of big tissue paper pom pom flowers (with plenty of help from my son), bunting, labels and popcorn boxes and then lavished the area with ribbons, feather boas, throw cushions, rose petals and other little details. Each girl would get a personalised pink satin party bag, stuffed with goodies, to take home.
Thanks to some wonderful friends who gave up their afternoon to help me run it all, the girls had a fantastic time.