terça-feira, 1 de novembro de 2011

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE


Hello everyone! 
Ok. So for our little boy, Joshua, who turned 2 on October 29, I did Thomas The Tank Engine theme.I decided to do it at school because that's where his little friends are. These pics were my inspiration...




I really wanted to do a train cake (like the one showing on top left corner), but I couldn't find anyone to do it, so I went for plan B, which is the pic on your right bottom corner... a train made of boxes which carried a "snack wagon", except I chose brighter colors. This is how it came out:




I purchased the table cloth, the Thomas balloon and treat bags at partycity.com. I went for the simple and colorful. Good enough for a party at school for 6 little boys and a girl.



Now, for the cake i bought this cute candle and had a chocolate cake with strawberries and cream plus "brigadeiro" filling, which is a kind of chocolate filling. It looked like a tunnel. Simple and delicious! 



This is Josh and his big sis Rachel, who also had a princess party the very same day at school!. My suggestion? Don't do two parties at the same day, unless it's the same theme... even if there are small ones you'll still get divided in two.
Here is Josh opening the gifts:




And this is how cute he looked as a tank engineer!
Yes! The chocolate cake was really good! :)




terça-feira, 13 de setembro de 2011

White Chocolate Truffles with fresh Strawberries... YUM!

Hey you guys... i was looking for a nice candy to make for the Dessert Table at the Princess Party when i found this recipe online (in portuguese): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uOxi7VAG4
Here goes the recipe and the pics of the ones i did!
Ingredientes:  - 500 grams of white chocolate
                      - 120 ml of creme de leche
                      - 1 coffee spoon of strawberry extract
                      - Semi sweet chocolate to dip the truffles in


Mix the FIRST THREE ingredients and put in the fridge for about 8 to 12 hours.
Open the mixture and place the washed strawberry on the middle. P.S. :DO NOT CUT STRAWBERRIES. Simply take the leaves off without hurting it because you don't want humidity to ruin it! :) - Then cover it with melted semi sweet chocolate! Store it in the fridge.




quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2011

The making of a Princess

Hey you all... i am in a major project! Planning my 4 year old daughter the so wished "Princess Party". So being a google freak, we've searched hundreds of ideas of how to make it perfect. To begin with, I did not want to do any Disney Princess because it's already so common and I like unique things. BUT, I had no choice since she is really into Belle nowadays... so... we are doing it! My color scheme is light pink and yellow...  those were my inspirations:



The pink card on the left was the invitation for the school party. By the way, after all I've decided to do two different parties: one at school and one at home that will happen this month of November. This is how the school party came out:



I gave her the Mrs. Tea Pot set as a surprise gift and she loved it! 
And the cutest thing was the way she hosted her own party, handing out candy for her "guests" and giving the girls a makeup lesson! 
I was very proud of her... They had a blast!





Then she opened her gifts... here are some of her friends... note how she is book lover (I guess this could be one of the reasons she loves Princess Belle). 

And finally the cake, which had chocolate and yellow cakes with chocolate ganache and strawberries and cream as fillings, covered with white chocolate mousse 
and decorated with little pink roses and a yellow star candle. DELICIOUS!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    







And that was it... a afternoon of simple delight and fun for a 4 year old girl and her friends...