Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maggie's 6th Birthday!

My little Maggie turned 6! We had a family party for her this year. Her party colors were yellow (her favorite color) and hot pink and the theme, flowers and polka dots.
I looked everywhere for hot pink and yellow fabric and found some bright, fun fabric at Wal Mart of all places! I made her a birthday outfit that she calls her Cha Cha outfit.

It's a twirly skirt that I finished with ric rac around the bottom edge. Oh how I adore ric rac!

A place setting. I've had to be a bit more budget conscience since we are still out of work right now. But found a pretty pink and yellow pattern that worked and a yellow polka dot tablecloth.

There is an incredible artist on Etsy who makes these cute clothespin doll cake toppers. I really wanted to order one from her, but I couldn't justify the price with DH, plus she needed time that I didn't have to make it. So...of course I had to try to do it myself. I think I succeeded! Maggie loves dogs and has her favorite brown lab stuffed animal, Brownie. I found this cute little puppy button that worked perfectly!

Now, the cake...I really wanted to use fondant but I have never tried it before and let's be honest, it's not tasty. So I used buttercream and smoothed it on as best I could. Then I put white melting chocolate pieces on to make polka dots. So here was the problem, I had to transport the cake in 110+ degree weather. Well, it melted! The middle frosting layer started squishing out of the middle and rest just started drooping. Waaaa! Oh well, that's life! She loved it and the party was great. Happy Birthday to my wonderful little Mags!

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