For those of you who are wondering, there really is a point to all this. ;) Basically, I just wanted to explain why there weren't nearly as many nice pictures for this post as there were for Middle Gal's. :} But enough excuses from me...on to the pictures I did get!
I was so pleased with Little Gal's beautiful Cinderella cake! Isn't it impressive? :)
Here's a closer look at Cinderella. We used another Chelsea (FKA Kelly) doll to play the part. She is holding a Chihuahua, for those of you who are wondering. "Cinderella's" skirt was made of cake (the most AMAZING cake known to mankind...part cake crumbs and part frosting all mixed together!), and then her actual dress was made of candy clay. Her black choker was a black hair band.
Another look at Cinderella. The sleeves apparently gave my aunt fits. One of the sleeves refused to stay in place on her first few tries!!
The pumpkins were gingerbread cookies covered with orange frosting. The grass surrounding the pumpkins and the coach were Hershey's Kisses (another birthday request) covered in frosting.
The pond with the Happy Birthday message was made out of candy clay, just like Cinderella's dress.
Candy clay was also used to hold the four candles in place (since we didn't want to stick them in Cinderella's skirt...that wouldn't have looked as nice!).
The gingerbread trees were such a big hit at Middle Gal's party that my mom and aunt decided to do more for this party. :)
My mom really outdid herself with Cinderella's coach. The coach itself was made of 3 gingerbread cookies of different sizes, stuck together with frosting. The wheels were also gingerbread. The blue of the coach and its door and top were made of candy clay. The white of the wheels was frosting, while the blue swirls were candy clay. Mom was hoping the coach would stay in place for the entire party! The cookies were attached to the "sky" (a board covered with blue cellophane) with several skewers. To help keep things in place, Mom propped up the front of the cake board (under Cinderella) to keep it at an angle.
Apparently she didn't need to worry...it was really hard to get the cookies off of the skewers! ;) We had to do it, though. Little Gal requested the door of the coach as her cookie. :)
One last view of the whole thing.
The party itself was a breeze. As I mentioned before, almost all of the guests were family, so I just got to relax and enjoy spending time with my loved ones as we celebrated Little Gal's 4 years of life. I felt bad about my hormonal meltdown before the party, but I suppose everyone is human. :} And thankfully, God is always ready to forgive my mistakes.
Well, 2 parties down...now just one to go! I'm really glad it's not this coming Saturday, though! ;)
More posts to come in the next couple of weeks...I have a lot of drafts in progress that I'm trying to complete. :)