Sorry, I just didn’t get around to a Malaysian Monday this week, but please keep those entries coming.
As you know, we had a party on the weekend to celebrate MC Junior’s 4th birthday. I don’t know who gets more excited at birthday party time! I love a good theme and often pick up ideas from this website. A bird-day party immediately appealed to my punny bone and I suggested it to MC Junior. She’d only recently abandoned the idea of a pirate themed party (that she had been talking about for a year) and was a little undecided.
But I knew how to convince her, I promised to make bird shaped cake pops. and when I showed her a photo of Bakerella’s gorgeous little spring chicks, she readily agreed! :)
Our own bluebird of happiness. I followed the tutorial on Bakerella's site, but I couldn't find candy melts and used those white chocolate Melts instead (looks great but tastes like compound chocolate, bleagh). Actually, it didn't taste too bad because I used good chocolate cake and chocolate ganache for the actual cake ball inside. Found the lollipop sticks (about $AUD3 for a pack of 50) at Spotlight!
It turned out to be an eggciting party and MC Junior was a tired little birdie by the end of it all. Hope you enjoy the pics and I’ll try be a better blogger soon :)
MC Senior made egg-carton bird decorations
She also emceed - here she is doing the chicken dance.
We ate bird themed food, like these eggs and cupfuls of udon noodles with a splash of soy sauce. Yes, we called them worms. There was also fruit, vege sticks and dip, and all manner of savoury snack type food for the kids to nibble on.
Oh, and the cake wreck moment? I knew I shouldn’t have laughed at these wrecks, because my cake did the same thing. Luckily it was sitting in a tub when it happened so I managed to push the cake back together and it held together long enough for a birthday song. Phew!
The cake started out looking ok, but I didn't notice while taking the photo, the fault line in the middle can already clearly be seen.
Birdhouse cake - yes I know it's slightly unbalanced, I was going for whimsy here.
Salvaged cake - arrows show where cake got a bit smushed
Sugar cookies and origami cranes for lolly bags.