Monday, May 16, 2011

Miss 3 turns 4!!

It has been a big week! My little Miss 3 is now Miss 4 and all week my time has been spent making bits and pieces for her birthday party. It has been so much fun releasing my inner child and making the girliest castle cake for my little poppet. She is going through a very pink stage and wanted a pink castle. I am absolutely thrilled with the result. It's only my second attempt at working with fondant and I really love it! I know where my abilities end so I had fabulous local store make the three little fairies for me - so I cheated a wee bit. They alone would have taken me about 3 months to make!! The detail in them is fantastic.

Miss 4 says she is the one in the middle! How gorgeous are they?

Sparkly shoes, pink wings and a beautiful fairy princess dress from Mummy and Daddy - I think we chose a winning gift this year. She is totally in love with her new outfit and couldn't wait for her lovely wee friends to arrive for the party.

We emptied the sunroom of toys and put up shiny streamers and flowers. Matching balloons finished the room off. Such a girly party room.

More streamers in the entrance way to the room made for a bit of a wow moment with the little ones.

I made cupcakes galore for kids and grown ups alike.

And gingerbread fairies for her friends to take home with them.

Mr 6 played the host very well too and loved handing out all the gingerbread fairies when the party ended.

I also made some very easy dancing ribbons. Lengths of ribbon tied around a hair tie makes for great wristbands when you are fairy dancing!!!

Phew - it's all been a bit tiring but oh so worth it for the looks on the faces of all the small folk.
I'm going to sit down with a nice cuppa and some freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookies and get my poor neglected crochet hook out!
Have a fabulous week all!


  1. Oh wow Leah I am blown away - that looks amazing!!! Loving it all.You are such a clever cookie x K

  2. Just love the cake and decorations etc. What a wonderful job you did!!

  3. I love everything you showed us about the party. The cake you made looks beautiful and yummy!!Belated Birthday wishes to your little one. My boy also got costumes when he turned 4. He got superman and batman costumes. Now he is 5 and it is a bit small for him but he still uses those. :)

  4. This is not helping my daughter yearning that I'm currently stricken with. Sigh! It's too gorgeous. You did a superb job with the cake and I L:O:V:E the dancing ribbons! What an amazing idea!

    By the way your china cup would have looked good at my tea party I had for my birthday. I am nuts about china. I have a hankering after your plate too.

    you created such a visually wonderful party, what a special Mum you are.


  5. ps where did you get the cup cake case? I wonder if they ship to the UK

  6. OH MY GOODNESS, you have been busy, WOW.....Gorgeous cake, looks absolutly scrummy and equally wonderful cup cakes, i bet your worn out after all that.....good to hear from you again in blog land......Pixie xx

  7. Hi there Leah, so you have the same problem, a pile of yummy japanese flowers and no idea what to do with them either, as much as they are a delight to make they do pose a bit of problem with what to do with them, especially if you want to do something completely differant, so let me know won't you with what you decide, i have a feeling i will probably end up doing a shawl of some type with mine. And also let me know what you make with your new white wool.
    happy crocheting Pixie x

  8. Happy Birthday to your little girl! What a lucky little girl to have such a clever and thoughful Mum! I bet she was thrilled with the beautiful cake you made her, it's fantastic, well done you!
    The party room and everything looks lovely, I hope your little girl had a wonderful party with her friends.
    Congrats on your blog awards Leah!
    Gill xx


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