Thursday, July 2, 2009

Super Mario Bros. Success!

After having such success with BabyGirl's birthday at the Y Pool I was luckily able to convince BabyBoy to do something similar for his 7th birthday party. The Y has what they call and "inflatable" party where they set up this huge inflatable obstacle course in the gym, let the kids play for an hour, and then send them up to the party room for food and cake. Easy, right?
BabyBoy being the budding computer genius that he is was determined to find the perfect cake to go with his chosen Mario Bros. theme. So, he googled "super mario bros. cake" and here's what he came up with...






Ummmm. Yeah. Mommy can bake a little but Ace of Cakes I'm not. I had to bring him back to earth just a bit. We did end up with a pretty cool cake, though. I actually ran out of time and the option became I could EITHER bake the cake or ice the cake. Sooooo, I headed off to Ukrop's and purchased the largest sheet cake they had, scraped off the oh, so delicious icing, colored my purchased icing bright blue, and went to town with the pre made fondant I had purchased. Here was the result...






The fondant was actually really easy to work with. I wasn't really doing anything 3D or crazy like that so it went pretty smoothly.

For the favors I found some cute ice cream cups at the dollar store and filled each with crinkly shreds and a gift card for a kids cone at Maggie Moo's.





The invitations were purchased from a seller on Ebay and I have to say I was really pleased...you simply send them the info and they send you a pdf of the invitation that you print out yourself. You can find them here.





I purchased all of the birthday supplies from Celebrate Express. This was the only place I was able to find them. They had really cute blue balloons with white clouds and I added yellow balloons with white stars and solid red balloons. It was definitely a cheap way to add to the theme. Overall...another successful party and very low stress!












18 comments:

Alison said...

you did an amazing job!!! I am still working on my cakes not sloping to the right!!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Your cake is awesome! I am very impressed.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Your Mario cake is awesome!

Miss HoneyDew said...

OMG how adorable is that!!! You are good mama!!! BTW you have a new follower :-)

Pinot after Playdates said...

you did such a great job w/ the cake. SO smart, I love Ukrop's cake, but the icing is not so great. The fondant looks so good! Lucky boy!

Love Being a Nonny said...

You did a great job with the cake! I have never used fondant before but I love the way it looks so I may have to try my hand at it!! Great party...no mess at home and I'm sure the children loved it!!

The B Family said...

Very well done! Love everything from the invites, to the favors, to the fun activities for the children to the cake. And your BabyGirl's top is perfect for the occassion!

Princess Freckles said...

What a great party! That cake was spectacular! Very professional! And what a great theme!

Elizabeth said...

great party! i love how everything came together

Megsy said...

Love the cake. Where did you find the fondant premade like that? I always have to dye it myself or make it.

Kappa Prep said...

Your cake is AMAZING! It looks like you had it done by a bakery! The party looks and sounds fabulous, it was for sure a hit!

PS- Was just on the Greystone website looking at camper photos and thought of you. Is Reagan all signed up for Junior 2010!?

Hokie Girl said...

Where did you buy the premade fondant? That is awesome! I'm afraid we'll be having a spiderman themed birthday come September! I need to start thinking of ideas for cakes and favors!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Your cake looks great!

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a fabulous party!!

How hard was the fondant to work with? The cake turned out beautifully...was it a bear to make?

Angela said...

Um, WOW! You never cease to amaze me with your crafty skills! Love the cake, decorations, everything! GENIUS you are!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a PRECIOUS party! We miss your posts!

maycknowlton said...

sippycups! I came across your blog a long time ago and LOVED reading it all the time. Where have you gone?

Kristin said...

What a fabulous party! I can't believe that Super Mario was the thing when we were kind and now our kids are into it.