Well, before I got into loving interior design, I was into design of another kind. I have always seen design in different things. So, when I had my kids, my love of design went into throwing their birthday parties. It was my son's second birthday when I realized how fun it was to decorate cakes to match the theme of their party.
Today I would like to share with you my niece's first birthday party.
The theme for her birthday was Cookies and Milk.
Here is the birthday girl!
Isn't she so sweet!
A shot of the dessert table. We dipped glasses in chocolate sprinkles for an extra yummy treat and covered some Styrofoam boxes in pink wrapping paper to put under the cookies.
Here are some of the fun treats up close...
I took some Starbucks bottles, peeled off the labels, and added a little cookie and
and milk sticker that I printed up. I purchased the pink and white paper straws from www.littlelulu.com.
My sister picked up these Carafe's at Walmart for just a couple of dollars each. I just designed some simple tags for the front of the bottle and attached them onto some ribbon.
For the chocolate chip cookies, I took a circle cutter to cut out the circles and then cut the bite mark with a scalloped round cutter. The icing on top is two different colors of royal icing.
One thing I like to do if I don't have an actual cookie cutter shape, like these milk bottle cookies, is to print up the picture online and cut out the design. Then I just use an Exacto knife and cut around the paper while it is on top of the rolled out cookie dough. If you want to keep the template, then you can just place it in clear contact paper and cut around it a second time.
Some Big # 1's
This is the cake I did for my niece. I iced it in pink buttercream and molded the small cookies, milk bottle, and other cake pieces out of fondant. The big cookie was a rounded rice krispy treat covered in fondant.
For the party favors, my mum and sister made all sorts of yummy cookies. I always collect different jars from TJMaxx and Ross. So we utilized them here. The kids thought it was great because they could fill their goody bags with all sorts of cookies.
Every one needs a smash me cake. Yum Yum!
I took a 6 inch round cake and carved it down to look like a chocolate chip cookie. Then I just put some light brown colored buttercream on it and slapped a few of the brown fondant dots around and called it done.
A few final decorations...
Tissue paper pom poms were hung around the room.
And that was the end of a happy birthday for my niece!