No one year old's party is complete without watching the kid destroy a cake right? That's what I tried to tell myself as I caved to pressure to let my mostly sugar-abstinent child have a whole cake to himself. I had a juice pulp muffin recipe I'd perfected the week before, but when it came down to it, I just didn't have time to make that and the cupcakes...so he just got a regular cake.
I am by no means a cake decorator but I am SO happy with how this cake turned out. I bought this Wilton Mini Stand Up Bear Set and just followed the instructions that came with it. I think it turned out pretty freaking awesome if I do say so myself. It's actually pretty little and only used one cup of cake batter. Here it is with our one year old for scale:
small plastic pandas I got in a tube from Amazon. We got both black and white plates and napkins and alternated them in a stack.
Panda Party Menu:
- Carrot sticks (with ranch dip)
- Apple slices (with fresh ground peanut butter)
- Celery sticks (with ranch dip)
- Fortune Cookies (from Panda Express)
- Sushi with standard garnishes (pandas eat sushi, right?)
- Cookies & cream panda cupcakes
- Organic Baby Mum-Mums (for our littlest guests)
- Iced Green Tea
(The ears are cut out from a black Wilton Sugar Sheet)
my tutorial on how I made them here.
Ultimate Pandas from our local library to have playing on the TV in the living room. It's just footage of pandas with little to no talking, which was perfect
My graphic and break down of how I made it are here.
Over all, it was a great party. Lots of fun, laid back and full of crafty goodness....just the way a one year old's birthday party should be.