a third birthday party

February 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm 5 comments

18-1-15 - E with cake 4BA wonderful day celebrating with a wonderful little boy.
Such fun and enough cuteness to make you pop!
18-1-15_E in tent landscape 4B
We partied with 2 monsters, a monkey, a Ninja turtle, a donkey and two rabbits. E was going to be a lion, then a gorilla right up until the day before when he found the Sully monster costume.  We played and laughed and drank green jungle juice and ate safari snacks.   Cheetah chunks, baboon bogies and twigs proved to be most popular.
Collage - birthday food 4B
E’s birthday cake was a Wonka bar – a lovely joint effort by me as baker/decorator and G cutting out the fondant lettering and making the golden ticket.  More on the making of the cake another day but it was a recipe using beetroot, dark chocolate and honey to create a less sugary option for the kids post party food. For the grown ups a lemon curd sponge cake decorated with frosting and blueberries was my usual go to easy-peasy birthday cake option.
18-1-15 - birthday cake_wonka bar 4B
18-1-15 - E birthday cake candles 4B
”I’ve got a golden ticket Mummy”. All he needs now is a Wonka hat!
Collage - golden ticket 4B

Entry filed under: home life.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jayne Hill  |  February 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

    who was more exhausted at the end of it, you or E?

    Looks like a superb party, well done to you both.

  • 2. Gloucester Scrapstore | Nip it in the bud  |  February 14, 2015 at 11:33 am

    […] Gloucester Scrapstore, a treasure trove of scrappy delights which we raided for a craft table at E’s birthday party. Families can pay £7 for an annual membership and fill up a Tesco bag with materials for £5 each […]

  • 3. the perfect cake decorating kit | Nip it in the bud  |  March 8, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    […] E’s birthday last month offered the perfect opportunity for a spot of cake decorating (an entirely annual event these days). Once we’d decided on a sticky chocolate Wonka bar cake however it became apparent the new cake decorating kit I’d intended to write on the birthday cake with would need to be used in some other way.  We mixed up some blue icing and had a trial run writing on oat biscuits instead. E was in licking heaven especially nomming at least three silver balls for every one that made it to the top of the biscuits! I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found all sorts of fab ideas to go with our jungle themed party food. It turns out icing biscuits is not as easy as it looks!  Having well designed tools is all well and good but it can’t compensate for a lack of creative flair, runny icing and the potential splodgy and unrecognisable result. […]

  • 4. lemon curd loveliness | Nip it in the bud  |  July 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    […] this 4 egg version). It seems baking has become a bi-annual affair having not greased my tins since E’s birthday in January. This ring cake headed off to E’s playgroup fete and proved quite popular I hear. […]

  • 5. 2015 in pictures | Nip it in the bud  |  January 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    […] – December 2015: E’s 3rd birthday, Mummy’s 40th birthday in Pembrokeshire, Grandad’s birthday, back yard wall art, […]


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