Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ballerina Party for My Boo

My little lady had a beautiful 3rd birthday party, and I would be sad if it were never documented on this dying little blog of mine.

She had just started her first dance class and she was all about ballerinas after she got a few tutus. A ballerina theme just sounded like the perfect fit, so we ran with it!

I landed on whimsical and super girly decor. It was beautiful, and my little Boo loved it!
The cake was beautiful yet so very very simple. I used the ruffle technique that I'd used many times by that point. Click HERE for more details on that. I baked 2 white cakes in a circle pan, stacked them, and cut away pieces to end up with a half sphere. Then, I frosted the dress with the ruffle technique, and stuck a doll in the center. A little extra frosting for the doll's top, as well as some sixlets (candy coated balls from the cake decorating section) made for the perfect finishing touches.

I made some polka dotty sugar cookies with royal icing, and tried my hand at cake balls for the first time ever. They were tricky, but I eventually figured them out; hopefully I'll get around to posting on that.

The rest of the decor was done on a tiny budget. Less than $5 worth of tulle from Joann's (60% coupon - woot!), some dollar store tablecloths, and dollar store flowers made it easy to tie in several different parts of the room and have it all coordinate.