|A chocolate cake filled with strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream|
and covered in Chocolate Ganache dusted in green, brown and gold dust
|the girls huddled in front of the cake while eating some treats =)|
We also made a bunch of decorations to top the cupcakes with...
- Stacked teacups which I later filled with chocolate ganache
- Mad Hatter Hats with her birthdate
- Clocks with her birth time
- Eat-Me tags
- Ribbon Roses
- Clubs, Clovers, Hearts and Spades
- and butterflies
The chocolate cupcakes were frosted with a swirl of purple and pink Italian Meringue Buttercream and topped with an assortment of decorations.
We also made cake pops and skewers of fruit and placed them in tall vases stuffed with colorful tissue paper.
My cousin did an awesome job with the table setting: A couple unique tea pots and a different teacup for each setting - not one of them looked like another...it was perfect for the theme. She also found some really colorful and bold plates, cups, napkins and little trinkets to make for a super colorful and perfect tea party. I went overboard tying a bow onto anything that could hold a bow (I loved the red/black/white printed ribbon) - it's even up around the windows and wall decor too =)
She even setup a table for the little ones.
And the doily lace trimming around the cake stand is a paper border that my cousin had bought a while back. It came precut and folded up inside a little packet by Martha Stewart. I attached it to the side of the cake stand with some double sided tape. I loved how it dressed up the stand - so simple too.
We had all hands were on deck from family and friends in putting this together and it turned out quite lovely. An incredibly beautiful birthday for an incredibly beautiful girl.