The loot bags I found at the grocery store, they are clear with rainbow dots all over them. We filled them with sweet treats and stickers, all the oldies but goldies. I tied them off with a name tag, cut out of paint colour swatches from Home Depot (which we had gotten for figuring out what to paint the babes backboards on her change table and bookcase). I also made a rainbow bunting cake topper, I re-purposed left over fabric from the little ones rainbow curtains in her room, from Ikea. The cake was lots of fun to make, while also being very hard and sometimes hair wrenching. It all started with a simple cake idea involving coloured dots. I wrote to Honey Bake Shop for pricing, but my husband and I decided it wouldn't be worth it when we were just giving the little one the cake to destroy. So, I said I would attempt to make the cake. First I made fondant for the first time in my life, I went with the easier marshmallow fondant. Took lots of icing sugar until I had the correct consistency, a lot more than the recipe called for. Kneading dough is probably the reason my arms are tired and possibly more muscular. After freezing the fondant overnight, I went about dying little chunks of it and rolling those out to little balls. Finally, I made the cake (more confetti cake mix) and my husband cut it into two little, round cakes. Placing icing on one, we positioned the other on top of it. Then we added a thin layer of icing for the fondant to stick to, rolled the fondant onto the cake, cut the edges and applied the coloured dots. For a first attempt, with no prior experience with fondant, I think that the cake turned out pretty amazing. I cannot wait to see the little ones face as we present it to her (the sacrificial lamb of the birthday party).
Needless to say I am very excited for this party, and I am trying to leave behind the part of myself that will be disappointed if the event does not go exactly as planned or as imagined. I have to remember, the only thing that matters is that our little one is having fun.
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