Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seven candles too!

It's one of those happy coincidences in life :)

Each year, the Donna Hay Kids Edition is released just before Merryn's birthday, giving me just the right amount of inspiration to get off my butt and start party planning. It usually has a party cake that grabs Merryn's attention too...and this year was no exception!

Have you had a peek inside this years edition yet? You'll immediately see where the inspiration behind this cake came from, although I went with mauve and pink to match the cute polkadot candles that I found.

Such inspiring themes for parties, great ideas for cakes and party food...or even just some great new recipes to try.

This year, Merryn chose to have her party at a venue, with all the food provided. I felt a bit cheated...making party food is one of life's pleasures for me, especially for little girl parties...but she had a ball playing with her friends. One thing for sure though...I'm not missing the cleaning up part!

Off to have a cuppa and enjoy a slice of the leftover cake...the recipe called for a whole kilo of dark chocolate, so perhaps I should be heading for a power-walk after that :)

TTFN xxx


Linda said...

7 gosh, where does the time go. Happy Birthday Merryn your cake sure looks yum.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

No cleaning up is the best part of birthdays at outside venues! Glad she had a special day - the cake looks amazing.

Lisar said...

Thanks for your comment on my the cake and love your little quilts hanging in your blog banner...are they mug rugs? Sooo cute

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fab cake and Happy Birthday to your daughter. We don't have that mag over here, it looks great.

Dmarie said...

too cute...the cake and especially the sweet little girl!!

Sewandthecity said...

What a lovely girl you have! And the cake looks fab! Like the pink purple touch!

K-Sue said...

Cute cake! -and happy 7th.

i haven't heard of that magazine before. It looks like fun.

One Crafty Mumma said...

That's a totally gorgeous cake!!! How cute are the polka dots, love them and I LOVE that edition of the mag too - I have it here now in my hot little hands.