Tuesday, July 13, 2010

LOST birthday party

This past weekend was my lil sisters birthday. We debated a lot the theme for her party. Originally, we decided on Alice in Wonderland. She is a huge Johnny Depp fan and loved the new movie. I had planned on a tea party, with tea pots for center pieces and mixed-matched tea cups. But we felt that the party might be a little to childish for her; after all it was her 17th birthday. So finally we decided on a LOST theme. She is big into the show and it has enough distinct characteristics you can plan a theme around.

Sis requested a two tier cake (which I had never done before), but it turned out great. We used red velvet cake, and buttercream icing. The "sand" was light brown sugar, and the wreckage we used cereal treats and fondant. I had never used fondant before, it was pretty easy to work with...but tasted gross. I'm sure professional bakers fondant isn't as gross because no one would want a cake to taste like this fondant did. Okay, enough of my fondant rant.

The waves in the bottom tier we made by ruffing up the buttercream base, then spreading tinted piping gel over top. When sis said she want the water clear like the ocean, I didn't think I could do it. But, the waves turned out better than I could dream.

To continue the LOST theme, we made Dharma wraps for the drinks and Dharma cupcake picks. The party was a success and sis's friends had a good time.



Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Beth- that's awesome! My friend's husband was an editor on Lost. I should show her this post. They would love it! Thanks for linking up to my pity party. xo,Mique

Marianne said...

You did a really good job on the cake for it being your first time. It looks wonderful.