Party: Eighth Birthday Party
Organised by: Steph Bond-Hutkin (Bondville)
Cake: Made by me and inspired by Katherine Sabbath's amazing cakes.
I made a lemon-coconut cake (my go-to cake - the flavour is amazing), and a sour cream chocolate mud cake (minus the coffee) which I cut in half to make two layers. I used this buttercream icing recipe to add between the layers, and cover the cake. Then I made a chocolate ganache (cream, Callebaut dark chocolate and butter), which I cooled slightly and then dripped over the edges of the cake, and then filled in the top. I had then literally took a handful of caramel popcorn, Maltesers, some fairy floss and whatever chocolate biscuits I had and piled them on top. I had two lollipops in the lolly jar left-over from previous parties, two candy canes, and two sweet cookies made by One Sweet Chick. I made the chocolate bark (melted white Callebaut chocolate, spread on a baking sheet, added sprinkles and set in the fridge). I add a few sprinkles and let a few bits and pieces fall over the edge, and there you have a Crazy Cake exploding in colour and joy.
Party food: Chips, individual lime jelly tea cups topped with whipped cream and Truly Scrumptious mini teacup food flags (you can find them here), cinnamon sugar doughnuts (game), chocolate banana milkshakes with DIY toppings and cups of water.
Games/activities: My husband organised the activities including a cool music playlist, a fun doughnut eating competition (no hands!), balloon around the ankle popping competition, musical statues, and DIY milkshake toppings. We didn't worry about prizes.
Real Australian Kids Parties and ideas here on this page. And here are all of my parties that I have created for my family. I really encourage you to give the Katherine Sabbath-style Crazy Cake a go - it's a really fun experience and not too difficult to achieve!
Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville