We just had a small party since Claire prefers smaller groups of people. But I am excited to have larger parties in the years to come because I had so many ideas that I wanted to use here, but couldn't justify making all of these rainbow foods for just a few people.
The cake came out so well. I was so worried that something would go wrong with it. I used this cake recipe from Whisk Kid. I used my own butter cream icing recipe though. I'm not going to lie- it took a lot of icing. If I could offer one bit of advice to anyone who wants to make this cake- make sure your layers look very very even before you put them into the oven. I thought that I had smoothed out my layers enough, but my purple layer was a little wonky, which kind of threw me off a bit.
Claire just loved the inside of the cake. Sometimes when you ask her what the favorite part of her party was she will tell you the rainbow cake- the other times she'll tell you it was playing with her new toys.
I just made this little rainbow coloured bunting for the top of the cake to add a little colour to it before we cut it. I cut out my triangles out of cardstock and glued them onto my awesome Twinery twine. Then I just tied them to some bamboo skewers and stuck them into the cake.
These are our rainbow fruit kabobs. Of course, these are missing a few colours since there isn't a purple or indigo coloured fruit (that I could think of anyway)!Lesley Grainger (I love her designs!) a little while ago, and so I used that paper for my background (red and white polka dots). Then I just added in the white circle, text, and rainbow in picnik. (Although if you're looking for the rainbow in picnik you won't find it because I designed it myself.)
I used a 2 1/2 inch scalloped circle punch to punch out circles of paper (naturally all in rainbow colours) and then I sewed them together to make a garland to hang up. (Easy to tell I'm a novice sewer with all of those crooked lines- isn't it?!)
And here she is, myhere. It's so cute, I need to make him more shirts in different colours.
little big Birthday girl. I will be so happy when she just gives into me and starts to cooperate with the camera :)
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