Nigella Lawson vanilla buttermilk birthday cake (1 1/2 batches) covered in pale green buttercream. The top was a Nigella Lawson sour cream chocolate cake (1/2 batch) baked in a bowl, covered in ready-to-roll fondant dyed pale pink. I piped bright pink buttercream flowers all over the cakes, which I quite enjoyed! These are the kids favourite bit of course! It was assembled with 6 ribbon covered cake dowels and a ribbon covered cardboard tube which were just poked into the cake with the top cake (on a cardboard cake board) resting on top. Some of the figurines were dangling from the top cake by fishing line so the fairies were flying.
For the rest of the food I made:
- pink fruit skewers with strawberries, red grapes and watermelon
- pink meringues
- coconut ice
I find it best to keep the kids busy for the whole party, so we played lots of games:
- musical flowers (like musical chairs but with cardboard flower shapes)
- fairy treasure hunt in the garden - they looked for chocolate coins, the Tinkerbell glitter glues, and shiny cut out stars and flowers
- Pin the wand on the fairy - we used the star cutouts they had found on the hunt
- Pass the parcel - with a candy bracelet in every layer, as Molly said "it was fair because we all got an eating bracelet"
- and we finished by turning on the Tinkerbell Movie.
wooden sticks or skewers
white chocolate melts
pink and purple food dye (the liquid pink dye worked much better than the purple paste)
lots of sprinkles
piece of polystyrene foam
Melt the white chocolate and add food colouring to get desired colours. Place in small bowls to allow for easy marshmallow dipping. Put the sprinkles in little bowls.
Place a marshmallow on the blunt end of the stick. Dip into chocolate and into sprinkles.
Stick skewer into piece of polystyrene to allow to dry.
Our fairies made 3 each and when they were dry I put a cellophane bag over them and tied with curling ribbon to send home.