Thursday, March 8, 2012

Annike's ice cream party

Well I can finally share Annike's ice cream party that we held back in November 2011, yay! The reason for all the secrecy is because the party was featured in the Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Spring 2012 magazine (see photo above). I was so excited to receive my copy of the magazine last week and saw how beautiful the feature looked. Thank you Celebrate for featuring my humble party xx
The ice cream party inspiration came after I was asked to make an “ice cream” cake for one of the designers at Kikki K who created the new Sundae collection and I fell in love with all the gorgeous Spring pastel colours . Immediately my head was spinning with ideas. I knew Annike, my daughter, loved ice cream and that we would have real ice cream at the party as well as ice cream related
activities (they made ice cream out of fabric, cotton wool and paint on mini canvases). But I also knew that realistically we could not have ice cream on the dessert table as it would all melt. So instead I brainstormed and created a menu of items that would fit into the Sundae theme. Some of the food items we had was choc pops (white chocolate melts flavoured with raspberry, caramel or vanilla candy oil then tinted in the pastel colours, poured into an icy pole chocolate mould and left to set), Ice cream pops (cake balls dipped in pastel white chocolate then placed onto mini ice cream cones), ice cream cookies, ice cream sundae cupcakes, mini strawberry mousse, mini milkshakes (each glass rim was dipped in white chocolate then dipped in sprinkles), mini popcorn served in Robert Gordon striped ice cream cups, fruit cones (fresh strawberries, grapes
and water melon served in white paper cones) and macarons (lemon and strawberry).

The cake was a 2 tier lemon and raspberry buttercake filled with raspberry buttercream, the ice cream topper inspired by the Sundae collection.

Each child went home with a party box filled with ice cream pencil, ice cream note pad, icy pole eraser, bag of ice cream lollies and icy pole soapcicle.

Vendor list:
- Party styling and food by Leoni Jena from Just call me Martha (
- Photography by Mel Riddell (
- Venue and ice cream cart prop (including the 4 lanterns) by Petit Atelier (
- Party
favour tags, suitcase, eraser, pencil, notebook and wrapping paper by Kikki K (
- Invitation and matching ice cream print by The little Humbugs (
- Pink wire Ice cream holders, lolly vessels, party plates, party cups and serviettes by
The Little Big Company (
- Pastel milk bottles and flowers by Lily Chic Events
- Pale yellow cake stand and lollies used on the ice cream by Sweet Style (
- Mini pastel yellow cupcake stand by Tout Mon Amour (!/ToutMonAmour)
- Birthday girl’s pale yellow and pink ruffle pettiskirt by Penny’s Pettiskirts (!/pages/Pennys-Pettiskirts/110417595694905)
- Dessert table food labels by Confetti Prints (
- Favour soap popsicles by KC SoapsNmore (
- Variou white vases for the flowers by Ikea (
- Free printables on the Celebrate website by Ham and Pea Design and Paperie
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  1. Insane. You know you are! Worth the wait lovely. So proud of you. x

  2. Thank you Sel, the wait nearly killed me lol xxx

  3. What a beautiful and wonderful celebration. I could share in my blog? I put your link.
    Thank you!!!

  4. Such a darling party. I just read about it in Celebrate. Any chance you'd share the recipe for the cake? It sounds delicious. Was that fondant you used? If so it looks amazing. This is one party your daughter will never forget. Great job!

  5. What beautiful ice cream party. I like this all ice cream pix. You have share fantastic post. Its too good.

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  6. Thank you everyone :-) Vicki, the recipe is on my to do list for the blog :-) and yes I covered the cake in fondant.

  7. I look forward to seeing it. Todays my bday, this would have been a fun cake to attempt. Great party!

  8. You can laugh at me but i'm going to use this for my engagement party XD i really love it you are a genius!! <3

  9. what a delicious party. It must have been exciting being featured in a magazine!

  10. Simply beautiful cake and party styling! Shared this lovely cake on my CAKELOVE post :)


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