Even my sweet princess is ready for this party!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
As you know my son is having a Star Wars party (...in just 2 days)! He requested an R2D2 cake, so this is my attempt at it. This cake was not difficult to make but it was REALLY time consuming. I broke it up into a couple of days; one for baking, one for assembling, and one for the details. If I did it again, I'd make two attempts at the details. My hand was really sore after all of the piping.
So here's what I did...I made one cake in a glass bowl for the top of his head. I also made 4 eight inch round cakes. I stacked the rounds with frosting in between the layers and I added several dowels for support. Then I placed the head on top. I did a quick crumb coat and put it back in the fridge. After about twenty minutes I put a smooth layer of white icing all around the cake. I did this before I added the legs so I could get it as smooth as possible.
Next I used store bought Rice Crispy Treats for the legs. I used 2 on each side for the height. I rounded the tops and then added little triangles to the bottom to give his legs the right shape. I attached the legs with frosting and put a layer of frosting on the outside of them too. Then I put R2 back in the refrigerator until the next day.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here are the photos from my little one's superhero party!
A quick shot before the guests arrived.
My three super kids.
All of the kids decorated their own masks and made superhero ID cards showing their chosen powers.
Cosmic Keely's finished mask.
Green Dragon Gage
After mask and ID card making we played a game of Duck, Duck, Goose...superhero style. We called it "Superhero, Superhero, Villain".
Next the kids completed a superhero training course. They had to balance, crawl over and under saw horses, punch the punching bag, weave through the cones and crawl through a tunnel.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I am SO far behind. I haven't posted superhero party pictures yet because I am frantically trying to get everything for my other son's Star Wars party and I only have 11 days to finish! Ahhh!
Here's a sneaky peaky of what I've been working on. There is still so much to do...
Light Sabers made from pool noodles. Our little Padawans need their very own weapons if they are going to go up against The Dark Lord himself!
I was stressing over a "craft" for the kids to make so this is what I came up with. I drew a quick picture of R2D2 and Yoda to use as a template. I spent $5 on felt, then cut out all of the pieces. The kids will glue them on a sparkly foam sheet and take them home.
Tomorrow I'll be making 16 Jedi robes from pillow cases...wish me luck!