juicy party recap
I'm not going to say it was one of my finer decorating efforts but it was delicious. I used the Red Velvet recipe from the More From Magnolia cookbook. I baked the cake in two loaf pans and stacked it. The cake is cloaked with marshmallow fondant but it was too soft to hold the shape of the bag handles, I should have kneaded more confectioners sugar into it, I've never worked with homemade fondant before (I've been a Wilton girl) but I will surely try it again. The bow and the cut out word are gumpaste.
The Fan made this ad.or.ab.le bouquet for Loopy... she's turned into a Dollarama Diva too! So, we're never taking it apart. I'm going to cover it with a drycleaning bag and store it to use outside by the pool in the summer.
When the girls arrived they were seated at the dining room table that was all set up for assembling Juicy Couture-inspired charm bracelets. I served them Amy's pink hot chocolate with a chocolate chunk cookie (with pink m&m's too) and a marshmallow heart.
Every guest had a pail of charms to put on their bracelets. Click on the photo for more deets about each of the Juicy-inspired charms. Thank you so much Sassy for helping out with so many of the gorgeous charms... you are so clever and talented... and generous. The girls were "oohing" and "aahing" over all of the little goodies that you made! The scented bits were a special hit.
Let the toggling begin! At first, it was a little slow going until our jewelers got the hang of things but before long the bracelets were coming together nicely.
Look who finished first... she's a natural crafter. This lovely gal made Loopy the sweetest Juicy-styled birthday card!
Have a look at the finished bracelet. You know, I have enough stuff leftover to create another bracelet like this. Do you think I should do just one more giveaway sometime soon?
The girls were invited to put their finished bracelets into a piece of paper cake! This cute centrepiece was made using dye-cuts at the local scrapbooking store. Sassy spotted this creation and tipped me off for the party. And have I ever mentioned to you that we have the very best scrapbooking store in my city? I used to cajole Veto into taking me to scrapbook stores when we traveled: Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto... you name it. But I was almost always disappointed because our local store is so very better.
Candy necklaces embellished with charms were tucked inside the large cake pieces. They were inspired by these at Nordstrom. Loopy lurrves Nordstrom as much as she lurrves her some Juicy. Check out the detail on the cake: actual Juicy stickers, provided by Sassy. She asked for them when she was in the Juicy store in Vegas... and they gave them to her for our party! Thanks again to Sassy (and G&P!).
Finally, time for the birthday princess to blow out her Dollarama candles and enjoy her cake. I could have never imagined imagine fourteen years ago how much joy a daughter could bring to the world until Loopy came into my life. I hope she had the happiest birthday yet. I love watching her grow up.
posted Sunday, February 08, 2009