I am back with more details from the bake shop birthday party. When I started planning this event I knew I wanted to create a faux bakery look with a pink and aqua blue dessert bar. I will be sharing the step by step of how this look came together. I started with some DIY dessert trays in aqua blue and an assortment of pink and cupcake themed treats. The girls were given a bakery box at the end of the party to fill with the yummy items.
Pink Dipped Marshmallows with Pink Striped Paper Straw Sticks
These are such a fun and easy treat to make. I used our striped paper straws cut in half in place of a lolipop stick to add even more color to the tray. The marshmallows were dipped in Wilton Candy Melts and sprinkled with nonpareils.
Mirengue Cupcakes - A DIY tutorial will be coming soon.
These cuties were inspired by this great blog post. Although I made a few changes.
Pink chocolate chip cookies and pink drizzled peppermint white chocolate covered pretzels.
The chocolate chip cookies were made by using my basic chocolate chip recipe. I relaced the brown sugar with all white sugar and the vanilla with clear vanilla to make a more white batter. Then I added pink food coloring til the desired color. So easy!
The pretzels were one of my store bought and dressed up cheat treats. I bought the dipped snowflake pretzels from Costco and added a pink drizzle of Wilton candy melts to make them match my pink theme. There is no rule that says everything on your dessert bar has to be homemade.
Cupcake Sugar Cookies
These gorgeous cookies were purchased from Baked Perfection. She custom made these to match my party decor. I love the chevron stripes on the candle. They came packaged in clear cello bags and ready to use. They would make an adorable party favor all on their own.
Powdered Donuts with 5M Creations Bake Shop Party Line cupcake toppers.
These are another of my store bought items. I dressed up a basic boxed powdered donut with a pink polka dot cupcake wrapper and a cupcake topper. Who says cupcake toppers have to go in cupcakes.
Store bought brownie bites with a dallop of pink buttercream from our cupcake making.
The Pink Ruffle Cake
Deciding on a cake was probably one of the biggest decisions I made for this party. I had seen many ruffle cakes on pinterest but was nervous about them being executed properly. I had seen many flops as well. Finally I decided on half of the cake covered in sweet ombre fondant ruffles. I liked that the silhouette of the cake resembled the aprons the girls wore.
I originally was going to have a baker's hat on top but decided to keep it clean and girly. A fondant 6 and ruffle flower cake topper were the perfect addition to this sweet cake.
Make a WISH!
I couldn't have been happier with how this cake came out. Thank you so much to Rebecca for making it possible.
Check out the rest of the party here.
More party details to come.