Thursday, December 20, 2012

My creative space...The Peppa Pig Party

Better late than never, right?!
 
Miss Matilda turned four at the start of the month and we went with Peppa all the way!  She really is the bees knees and quite hilarious as an adult to watch... especially since I read somewhere recently that a close inspection of Daddy Pig reveals a head that closely resembles a dick and balls!!!
 
(I'm sure Matilda will love reading that when she gets old enough to trawl through this blog!)
 
It was a hot hot hot day so the party had to stay inside (unfortunately!).
 
Party games included Musical Muddy Puddles, Pin the Tail on Peppa and Pass the Piggy Parcel!  I also managed to make mini Peppa Pig colouring books for everyone to keep them entertained at the party table! Party bags included Peppa Pig hair clips and pony tail holders found at the last minute at Best and Less...score!
 









 
The cake might have been a little on the large side!  The benefits of the husband owning a bakery meant that I was able to ask him to bake and bring home a slab cake to cut Peppa out of.  He walked in with a cake almost a metre long and half a metre wide!!!
 
Below is how I've made lots of my birthday cakes and it generally works out well.  I would normally bake a standard size cake or cakes earlier in the week and freeze them.  On the day of cake construction just take them out of the freezer and cut out the shape/s you need.  Cover completely with buttercream icing and then use the ready rolled stuff like a jigsaw puzzle on top!  Because the cake is frozen there are virtually no crumb issues when cutting out the cakes and the chill sets the buttercream icing really well.  By the time you get around to cutting the birthday cake the next day you have one deliciously moist defrosted cake to eat and enjoy! 
 
 


5 comments:

  1. I bet she had the best day, everything looks fantastic! x

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is fabulouso! My boys would absolutely LOVE a Peppa Pig party, such a cool show. The cake is a masterpiece lady, the bigger the better as far as cake goes in my opinion.... and how clever are you putting together that last shot, amazing!
    Beautiful photos too, the family one is gorgeous! xoxo

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  3. WOW you did an amazing job!! That cake is just awesome... LOVE it! I just love watching Peppa pig... it totally is hilarious watching for adults too!

    Happy birthday Matilda :)

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  4. That is one large spectacular cake, well done! Party looked like funxx

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  5. Love it! My 4 year old is a big fan of peppa pig also, but I'll never look at Daddy Pig's head the same again! The cake is enormously fantastic. Love the animated pics of how you built it. I do the same thing with the freezing. Works so well, but I'm yet to do the rolled icing. Really must get over my fear!

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