Thursday, March 18, 2010

Star Wars Party

While I've gotten some wreck-worthy cakes for my kids parties before, I'm having a good track record on the ones I make myself. See below:

When my son decided he wanted a Star Wars Party, I thought of these TIE fighter cupcakes I had seen online. Only, I didn't want to make 10 or 20 of those! That's just a whole lot of work, even for something so cool. So, I decided I'd just add one to a regular cake. Came out pretty cool...I have to admit! The birthday boy was happy with it even though he really wanted a Yoda Cake (Which would have been wreck-worthy for sure, at least if I had made it! That's just a little beyond my cake-making skills.)

It was a fun party. The kids got to "use the force" to navigate an obstacle coarse blindfolded, make robot droids out of misc. stuff we painted gold and silver, and defeat a Death Star Pinata (which was really a Disco Ball Pinata, but honestly I thought it looked more like a Death Star than it did a Disco Ball). For party favors we gave out printed paper masks which we found on the Star Wars Site and light saber bubble wands (which Wal-mart was selling for a dollar each for Easter). We didn't dress up during the whole party as originally planned. The guests had started to arrive before I could dress the kids, and the one family that brought costumes didn't come wearing them--but brought them with them--so we just dressed up after most of the party was done, which worked out better since it was a warm day and some of the costumes would have made the kids sweaty.

Here's the birthday boy in his Clone Trooper costume. He's grown so fast. Time flies.

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  1. Wow what a neat party you guys had!!! Your cake looks great! I'm going to have to remember those Tie Fighter cupcakes and a few of the games you did!!

    As for your question on how I did the monster cakes on my blog, I just used the grass tip, and as I squeezed the bag, shook my hand to make the lines wiggly. Works best when the frosting is firm, as it warmed in my hand, the lines stuck together and wouldn't do anything but straight lines.

  2. Looks yummy! Great costume too - maybe an idea for a 3D cake in the future? lol