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 :)