It has actually happened, my little baby I am sure I brought home from the hospital just yesterday has turned five! She tells me she is a proper big girl now and suddenly I keep getting the response “I can do that myself Mummy, I am five you know!”
Ella desperately wanted her party at the fairy shop so that left me with only the loot bags & cake to occupy myself with. The loot bags were little drawstring bags with the first letter of each childs name appliqued on it & filled with a selection of glitter glue pens, fruit scented mini markers, stickers, fairy colouring sheets, pencils, erasers & fairy balloon.
The cake seemed a good idea in my head but turned out to be much more work than I anticipated. I have only done one small cake using fondant before & it was fairly simple so this three layered one was a bit of a leap. I used the Marshmallow fondant recipe which came out great & was really fun to make – there is nothing like sticking your hands into a huge pile of warm gooey melted marshmellow & icing sugar! My decorating skills certainly didn’t reach perfection but I think it turned out suitably girly & certainly got a great response at the party.
Just to make things more complicated, I decided to make the inside rainbow coloured as a surprise. The kids loved it but seemed disappointed that it didn’t taste like a rainbow – if I had thought about it before hand I could have flavoured each colour with different flavours to make it more exciting.
All and all though, we have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating with Ella & hope she will remember it as fondly as we will.