|Brayden's cake, banner, and my family|
|Giant CANDY Pinata|
|Kien with a slice of cake from the top section|
|bottom section of the cake|
|This was hanging above the gift table with a blue vinyl tablecloth behind it, it was totally adorable. I wish I got a picture of the whole set-up!|
I got a lot of new experiences out of this. Like doing such a HIGH cake! I always layer, but normally I slice a "normal" 10" round in half and just throw something between those two half-layers. Also I made this frosting from scratch, it's the BEST cream cheese frosting ever and it's thanks to my mother-in-law for giving me her recipe. Also I mixed up the colors of the rainbow when I was putting the colored cake in layers, and then I tried to slice the baked cake and fix it, but it really didn't matter in the end. I greased the wrong side of the spring-form base :P. I spilled mod-podge all over the kitchen floor. All the stress I put on myself made everything EXTRA humorous. I have WAY too much candy left over, but I am pretty optimistic that Walmart will take a bunch of it back. OH and the pinata, I paper mache'ed it for weeks and finally got it shaped and decorated how I wanted it, coated the whole thing with glitter paint, and hung it outside to dry. That night was the night that this desert decided to RAIN. I had a smooshy soggy dented up and ripped pinata four days before the party. OH WELL! I set it to dry and then taped the ripped part and glued the tissue paper back on. It was still soft so I knew that when it got hit it would wither break quickly or dent and NEVER break. It lasted through all the littler kids and girls, and then it broke before any of the big boys got a whack. The kids don't care if they hit it, they just want the innards.