I just could not get it to look smooth, or even or at all how I wanted it. I lost count of how many batches of frosting I made! At first the cake was white, then it was green and then I changed it to pink argh. The sweet ladies at my church gave me lots of compliments on it but I just saw a big mess.
Here are a few pics, judge for yourself!
No, I didn't let my four year old write on it :( I really am that awful at the writing part and try to avoid it at all costs! The theme was ladybugs. I couldn't get a red color frosting from Wilton's food color so I ended up squeezing the red frosting out of the tube kind. Same with the black. Good thinking on my part!
I was, however, very pleased with my little lady bug :D Isn't she cute?
Here is the cake table at the shower along with some lady bug table confetti.
These are some cake pops I made for the favors. They were a big hit. I made a chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan, let it cool and then mixed it with a tub of frosting until the cake was all broken up and combined. Then I rolled them into little balls and refrigerated for a few hours before inserting a lollypop stick and coating in some red-colored white chocolate and letting set standing in a Styrofoam bar. If I had had a bit more time I would have liked to have decorated them with some black spots or something but I settled for a cute ladybug cup that I found at IParty.
Here are some of the decorations Bonnie, my pastor's wife, did. She made the paper ladybugs which looked great. The ladybug balloons were from Amazon.
Adorable ladybug picks in the food. Also from Amazon.
My lovely friend Tiffany doing one of the games. She had to try to multi-task while being timed and kept talking to the baby or pretending she was on the phone, I was cracking up!
At least it tasted OK. Each time I made a frosting I put a different extract in for flavor (by mistake of course) and one of the ladies said, mmm what frosting did you use? lol Seeecret.
Alynn, the shower Mommy opening her gifts. She's expecting a girl :) Girls are great for first time Mom's I think, cause you're so excited about dressing up and making the baby cute. Boys make wonderful second babies cause then you get all the cuddles! Plus you're nerves aren't so high the second time round which is a good thing with boys!
It was so much fun. I barely had time to get home and tidy before we left for a birthday party. These next two weeks I'm going to be trying to get Willow's upcoming birthday party plans finalized. Thank you all so much for the cake ideas! I think I'm going to attempt an under the sea type castle cake and place some Ariel figurines on top. This time I will ask Grandma to watch the kids at her house while I make it!