Saturday, 21 July 2012

Mellow Yellow Birthday Party Cake

This week was my sister in-law Lisa's birthday and my brother wanted to do up a little surprise get together. So he called in the troops to help him get ready for the day.  Of course I was more than happy to help out with the decorations and the cake, two of my favorite things to do.  

I wanted to go with Yellow, Grey & White for colors, so for
the banner I picked a grey fabric and a yellow ribbon. 

I found this triangle template over at Lovely Traub Life and simply cut them out and then sewed the edges.  I used my heat transfer vinyl for the lettering and then sewed the ribbon on top.  I love the look of the pendent banners. 

I wish I had taken some pictures of all the flowers that I had picked up, I think we had about 8 or 9 vases full of beautiful flowers.

Of course you can't have a birthday party without a cake. So going with the flower/garden theme I made these funky flower pot cakes. 

My mom had this pot that she thought would work perfectly.

I baked the cakes in here and then filled the center hole with a butter cream/cake mix. 

This was before putting all the finishing touches and fondant flowers on the cake, I know not so pretty yet.

After putting on all the flowers and leaves it sure came to life.  The difficult part for me is always to transporting, I kinda cross my fingers and hope it makes it there in one piece, lol.

Did anyone else help to celebrate a birthday this weekend?


Carmella said...

Oh, I love it! the cakes are amazing! How in the world did you create that terracotta color?? so pretty!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Beautiful! Love it all!

Libby said...

I can make banners {though I can't sew}, but I cannot for the life of me figure out baking and decorating cakes! I'll leave it to you experts! The cakes are ADORABLE! I'm jealous of your skills!

ana@carpe_diem said...

i am sooooo impressed with your work, i can't say i ever saw a cake like this one before :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Beautiful! How fun, too. That's super creative. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Wow, those cakes are AMAZING! You did such a great job on them :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

Unknown said...

That looks amazing! I am stopping by from Mingle with us and am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library!

Tammy said...

Wow!! These are amazing! Love the banner too! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Maysem said...

You did a wonderful job! LOVE your flower pot cakes!! Too cute! I need an excuse to make one now:D Same here with the transportation of the's always the scariest part! Thankfully no disasters as of yet:D

Unknown said... adorable!