Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Hotel Transylvania Red Velvet and Scream Cheese Cupcakes

The kids are massively into Hotel Transylvania and with Halloween and the new release of Hotel Transylvania 2 this month I decided to theme our school bake sale contribution accordingly.  

Red Velvet and Scream Cheese Cupcakes

I used an Ice Cream Cone for the structure and cut it a bit shorter so it would look in proportion to the cupcake. I used a utility knife to carefully cut out the mouth.  Then slathered it inside and out with Cream Cheese Icing.  Finally use the point of a knife to carefully make the eyes.  A very simple but stunningly effective design.  

The school does a competition for the kids creations as well so I set my 7 year old daughter to work with some toppers and edible food paints so she could enter the competition.  

Looking forward to helping out with the sale this afternoon and seeing all the amazing contributions.  

Monday, 14 September 2015

A Ventura Wildlife Animal Encounter Party

For Ayla's 7th Birthday she decided she "wanted the animals to come to her house."  I think she got the idea from watching Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.  The little boy had a birthday party in the end with an Australian Petting Zoo.  I had no intentions of hiring a surfboard simulator or inviting any Kanagaroo's to the house, but luckily we did have a great alternative.  Ventura Wildlife brought their animals to our house and Ayla had a group of her classmates around to celebrate the day.  I think it turned out to be a lovely day and most importantly the birthday girl had  "the best party ever."  

Happy 7th Birthday Ayla Jean!