Dec
11

Ballerina birthday cake

by Sofia   -   in Cooking  Party planning

I hate being so behind on my posts! We had the most magical Nutcracker party on Saturday but you will have to wait for those photos for a little while longer ( well I have shared a few ones on @lattemammanblogi Instagram).

Today I wanted to share the little cake I made Cotton Candy to bring to her room on her breakfast tray. It is a ruffle cake with a ballerina on top. It looks very unfortunate which it is as a little accident happened to it and I had to re-do half of the cake and then re-pipe the edge of the top which completely ruined the look. But I figured it is more important to be the kind of mother who takes the time to bake a birthday cake for her daughter that to be a perfectionist. So no crying over a ruined cake here. It´s made with love and it looks kind of cute but not very professional ( like all my cakes tend to). I hope you look at it with kind eyes.

Joko joulun lähestyminen on lisännyt stressikierroksia? Tein suurimman osan jouluostoksista Pariisissa ja muutenkin nautin aina tästä vuodenajasta ilman sen suurempaa stressiä. Siivooja hoitaa meillä joulusiivouksen ja tänä vuonna vietämme itseasiassa vasta tapaninpäivän brunssin meillä joten mitään kovaa ruokastressiäkään minulla ei ole. Menu on jo lähestulkoon valmiiksi suunniteltu. Mitä nyt olen syntymäpäiväjuhlien järjestelyiltä ehtinyt miettiä asiaa.

Lauantaina vietimme meillä Hattaran kahdeksanvuotisjuhlia mm. kummien ja setien kanssa. Pähkinänsärkijä teema oli juuri sopiva tähän vuodenaikaan. Jaan teille kuvia juhlista kunhan ehdin katsoa ne jonain hetkenä läpi. Tänään kuitenkin ensin minun hieman epäonninen kakkuni jonka tein Hattaralle hänen syntymäpäiväaamiaiselleen Marraskuun lopulla. Se on siis hieman ressukka, mutta ehkäpä kuitenkin ajatus on tässä tärkein. Lapsi tuskin muistaa vinkuraan menneitä kuorrutuksia, mutta toivottavasti muistaa kuitenkin sen, että äiti leipoi hänelle oman kakun sänkyyn tuotavaksi syntymäpäiväaamuna…

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Nov
23

Mermaid pool party

by Sofia   -   in Party planning

Cotton Candy´s 8th birthday for her school friends was on Monday. She had a flamingo pool party the year before last and it was a huge success so she wanted to do another pool party. She is very in to mermaids at the moment so she picked that as her theme. As we have the sauna & pool area in our building we just rented it out. I had smoothie bottles & straws for the girls for the pool but this time I set up the snacks upstairs for them.

We had ice-cream instead of a cake and Cotton Candy made mermaid bark ( from candy melts & sprinkles) for her guests. She was in charge of the menu so we also served some candy, potato chips, gold fish, cookies and regular sodas. On top of making the bark she also crafted the mermaid tales, from scratch and by her very own idea, for the straws. I only helped with the names. I found the perfect party favours in New York from Sugarfina. Fish & shell shaped ” fruits de mer” candies. I also bought a little bag for each girl with matching tissue paper from there as they were the right colour & the illustration looks like mermaid tale or waves.

All in all it was an easy and super fun party. The girls are so much older now they just take care of themselves. No pre-planned party games needed. They even arranged a spin the bottle for opening the presents. I think next year the party planner is ready to spread her wings and do everything by herself. I will however still be in charge of the family birthday parties for a s long as I can as I love the planning so much.

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For the mermaid tales Cotton candy painted an aquarelle paper with the watercolours in the shades she wanted. The she cut them. I wrote on them with a glue pen and added glitter. we attached the tales on the straws with double sided tape. They were even prettier in real life.

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Cotton Candy made the mermaid bark from 3 different candy melts and mixed srinkles & sugar pearls. It tasted as good as it looks! Here is the super easy how to.

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Nov
22

Xmas tree pasta

by Sofia   -   in Cooking  Party planning

Kun mies on matkoilla ja viikkoon kuuluu mm. lasten synttärikutsut ja yhden lapsen yökyläily sekä tietenkin myös töitä niin tämä rakas harrastus jää vähän jalkoihin. Ajattelin kuitenkin jakaa kanssanne tämän, mielestäni tosi kivan ja helpon idean viime viikonlopulta, kun vietimme lasten pikkujouluja kummitädin kanssa. Kuvien laatu tulee taas lähiakoina olemaan vähän heikkoa, mutta pimeät illat ja minun kuvaustaitoni eivät vaan kulje käsi kädessä. Mutta päätin nyt niin, että mieluummin edes jotain sisältöä blogiin vaikka en itse kuviin olekaan lainkaan tyytyvinen. Toivottavasti olette samaa mieltä…

I´m sorry I have been absent all week. I´m being a single mom this week and have so many things to do like birthday parties and sleepovers (…and work) so I´m happy to get a second to attend to my favourite hobby! Last weekend we had Bubblegum´s godmother here for a pyjamaparty and it was a little pre-Christmas party at the same time. We baked our first gingerbread cookies and decorated them. We watched “Miracle On The 34th Street” ( such a great and cozy Christmas time classic to watch with your kids, you can find it on Netflix). We made gingerbread waffles for breakfast and we shaped our food into Christmas trees. Here is the pasta I made for dinner… the dessert I will share on the blog soon too.

I just made pesto and red pesto ( toasted pine nuts, garlic, parmegiano, olive oil and semi sun dried tomatoes). Simple and yummy. I shaped the pasta in to trees and stuck star shaped decorations on top. I found the inspiration on Pinterest, where else. Sorry about  the not so great photos but this is the time of year when you kind of have to look through your fingers as it´s either no photos or my poor photos taken in the dark house. But you know the drill from previous years. So bear with me! Anyway I thought it was such a fun and easy idea you might want to try it out so I´m sharing regardless of the photos…

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