A few months ago my half-sister approached me and asked me to help her with her son and daughter-in-law’s baby shower. If you have been following my blog you know that she had me by the time she announced that it would be a pink Hello Kitty baby shower. I helped her out by doing the dessert table for her.
I began a baking a week before the baby shower because I’ve learned from previous parties that sugar cookies work better with royal icing when they are completely dry. I used Sugarbelle’s recipe for sugar cookies because I’ve always had good results with it.
Once completely dried I placed the cookies in cellophane bags and I added pink ribbon that I already had.
I worked on the Hello Kitty cake the day of the baby shower. I baked a Hershey’s chocolate cake and frosted it with a buttercream frosting. I use the Hello Kitty cake pan mold and I loved how the cake turned out.
My mom loves chocolate covered pretzels so I had to include those in the dessert table. I purchased the pink baskets at the Dollar Tree and the Hello Kitty in front of the baskets are actually stickers placed over cardstock.
Another must have item in any dessert table are chocolate covered Oreos which I love.
I made the same type of sign I did for my daughter’s 1st birthday dessert table.
The sign says:
The dessert table will be open after Dinner!
Please use the tongs, chose what you like!
Leave some for others, Please be polite!
Here’s the final dessert table. I baked brownies, cake pops, cake balls, brownie bites, and cupcakes. I used Billy Vanilla, Vanilla recipe for half of the cupcakes. My niece and sister decorated the background.
I hope you guys enjoyed the dessert table I created for baby Natalie. I’m glad to say that last week my nephew and his wife had a healthy little girl.
Last weekend we celebrated our little goddaughter’s 7th birthday. She had never had a party and we couldn’t be happier to be able to do it for her. We decided early on to make it a surprise party and we didn’t tell anyone in the Hubby’s side of the family. We were hoping to have a beautiful sunny Southern California day but unfortunately it was extremely cold. It was so cold I had to bring out blankets for everyone to use. I know that if my family from Kansas is reading this they will laugh at us but give me a break 50 °F is cold to us. If you follow me on Twitter or on Instagram you know that I got a cold the day after Thanksgiving. I wasn’t planning on getting sick and as a result I didn’t have time to finish up some projects I had planned to do. Without further ado here’s the small party we had for our little goddaughter.
Birthday banner: Party City.
Hello Kitty hats: I added the Hello Kitty faces to hats from Target using my friend’s Cricut cartridge.
Hello Kitty water: I got the idea from here.
Hello Kitty cotton candy: I bought it at the 99 cent only store.
Hello Kitty marshmallows: I bought them at Daiso Japan.
Banana pudding recipe: Here
Cake and candle: Ralphs
Hello Kitty cake pops: Bakerella
Hello Kitty Piñata: Our local hispanic water store
I hope you enjoyed the little party we threw for our sweet goddaughter. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it. One thing I learned during this party was that if I’m hosting I don’t have time to take pictures.
My latest obsession has been with Bakerella and the fabulous creations she makes. I began to stalking her blog last year but I hadn't dared to make any of her wonderful looking cake balls or bites or pops until now. Like I previously mentioned here I wanted to make something special for my cousin's baby shower and I decided to give these cake balls a try.
Red Velvet Cake Balls Adapted from here:
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