The theme of Baby OL’s first Birthday party was bugs and butterflies.
I really enjoyed doing it, but wow it was hard work. I think next time I might buy more and make less. Although I probably won’t – I love making stuff.
For the decorations I made a garland of tissue flowers. It was soooo easy and I think it looked great. I found out how to do it here. I will be using that idea again. For the party packs I found little buckets and then cut out green paper to make the grass and then printed pictures of bugs and butterflies which I stuck to the bucket. I also put a flower on the top with the kid’s name on it.
Yes, I fed my addiction to icing sugar biscuits – and I am really happy with the way these turned out. Much better in real life than in my photos. The red wass actually really red not the funny colour that it looks on these pictures. I had a lot of fun icing these but am sure that any proffesional icers would be having heartfailure about now. I do realise where I went wrong though. The consistancy of my icing was not quite right, it was not runny enough to flood properly, but so what! I also used a subsitute for egg whites as these were for children I did not want them getting sick from eating raw egg whites. It worked well and all I can say is they are YUMMY! Actually they were yummy. They are now finished.
The icing on my cupcakes is cream cheese icing.
I used the same cream cheese icing to cover the cake.