Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My Mom turned 60 this year, and Dad and I threw her a Sock-Hop themed surprise party. The best part, she was completely surprised, until she turned into the driveway and saw all of the cars.

There were chips, and the family's requisite clam dip, veggies, wings, brie, pulled pork, mac & cheese and a deli platter. I made have gone a little overboard. I may have sent enough food home with my cousin after the party for a second party. And Jess and I still ate leftovers all week.

My favorite was the cake:

I wanted it to look sort of like the invitation. Dancers on a checkerboard floor. I was really happy with how it turned out. The floor was piped on with chocolate icing, and the rest is a homemade vanilla marshmallow frosting. The main ingredient: Fluff.

I created a stencil for the dancers using a metal centerpiece and food coloring spray. The whole thing came together with the fabulous Jute Box candle (no it isn't a tombstone all you pessimists!)

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