You may have already seen some photo's of Amelie's cake on my Facebook page but I thought I'd share some details as to how I got some ideas for the cake I had in mind and then some more pics of Shannon's amazing creation.
First off I got some party cakes books from the library and came across these cute jewellery themed ones from the AWW More Cakes for Kids book.
But then I googled 'make-up cakes' and came across the bottom left pic below of the make-up compact cake from KidSpot. I really liked the idea of a cake looking like a compact(I loved the idea of using edible glitter for the eye shadows!) Then I thought it would be cool to make it similar to the party invitation I made.
Then I got a reality check and realised there would be no way I'd have the time or the skills to make a cake like this (and this was before I got giardia so it was doubly lucky!) so I asked the amazing Shannon of Tui Rose Cupcakes if she would be able to make it for me. I sent her the pics below for ideas ...
...and she came back with the most incredible, detailed and gorgeous cake I've ever seen!
I have never ordered a cake before but I'm slowly learning that I can't do everything and the look on Amelie's face when she saw this cake was priceless. Thank you again Shannon for all your time and effort into this cake- it was so much more than I expected and a true work of art!
But wait there's more...
The reason I actually got the idea for a Girly Girl make-up themed partywas after seeing this pic on pinterest of these nail polish treats - I thought they looked so cool and I knew Amelie would love them as she loves make-up and nail polish.
so I asked Shannon if she would be able to make something similar to these as well (I was going to make these myself but being sick put paid to that as well!) and look what she came up with...
Instead of using marshmallows she used pieces of cake cut off from the make-up cake so they are really upside down cake pops! I love the detail in the icing and the cute flowers.
So go like Shannon's Facebook page if you would like to be inspired by more of her amazing creations or need a cake or cupcakes for a special event.
I'll be sharing more details of the party soon- some more food ideas, games and activities, and the goodie bags :)