Monday, May 19, 2014

Landon Turns 4 {Part 2}

When the time came for Landon’s birthday party if was, of course, Planes themed! I swear he’s obsessed! This year we did a small family party and my 2 best friends brought their kids.

I ALWAYS make his birthday cakes…Here are all the ones I’ve done up until now…

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1st Birthday Chuggington Theme. There weren’t any decorations or anything out yet so we had to wing it!

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Gnomeo and Juliet cake. Same thing…Improvisation at it’s finest…

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Last year was a little easier. He still loves dinosaurs!

This year I wanted to try using fondant. I knew I needed to start out slow so I did a regular cake. I used 3 cake mixes and did a 3 layer cake in the order of blue, orange, blue for our party theme. I always put icing in between each layer. Since I was using blue icing on the outside I put it between the layers as well. Once I got the cake as smooth as possible I got my fondant ready. I went the easy route and ordered a cloud shaped cookie cutter a couple of months ago. So I bought a small fondant roller and cut 1 cloud at a time until I got comfortable with what I was doing.

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I felt like it was too plain so I added some glitter icing dots and added his name. I also went along the bottom edge with my wave tip. Last I added the candles and the Dusty plane. I was very pleased with how it turned out!

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I added the checked fabric between the cake board and my cake stand to tie in the banner and the balloons.

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I ordered cookies from the FABULOUS Sugar Threads cookie shop! They were divine! You can visit her Facebook page here! I’m definitely tackling that next! She is so talented!

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Here’s my table scape! Just simple and sweet! I had extra cake from leveling off my layers so I made some cake pops, (which were a lot more difficult that I thought). We also had pretzels and peanuts (airplane food) and hot dogs with chips. I used plain blue table cloths for the back drop and my best friend Tabatha brought the balloons from the party store for me! I gathered all Landon’s toy planes and put them on the table.

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Here’s our “jet fuel” station. I didn’t make any little signs but I still thought it was cute! Picked up my little drink dispenser at Wal-Mart for $17.00

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Landon has this thing about holding his ears when people sing Happy Birthday. I have no idea why but it messes up my pictures! Oh well…at least Daddy helped him blow out his candles

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Easton helping his open his gifts.

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All in all we had a great day/party. Landon got great gifts that included a large, talking Dusty plane, new Underarmor shoes, clothes, underwear, etc. He had a great time with his buddies and family!

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