We had a wonderful time, and although I did not get as many pictures of the actual party as I would have liked, I did take many pictures of the goodies I made beforehand.
Harper the birthday girl, and one of my dearest friends Carrie (her Mom).
This is a large marshmallow covered in green fondant. The brim of the hat is a disc of fondant cut-out slightly larger than the width of the covered marshmallow. The white tag is a piece of fondant penned with the Wilton Food Writer in black.
this which gave me the idea for a cute little blue caterpillar made of fondant. I wanted him to look as smug as he does in the movie, but I'm afraid he just looks bored (hehe), but everyone loved him. I made a tiny fez of fondant but didn't get an opportunity to get a good picture of him with it on. Also, these mushroom cookies were a perfect pairing! How cute are they? I'm including the recipe for them at the end of this post because I had a hard time tracking it down initially.
A few people dressed up for the occasion. Just look at how cute Tweedledum and Tweedledee were!
I was asked to make little cakes for the party, and my first thought was petit fours. I haven't had the best luck with poured fondant, so instead I opted for the cake-like Italian Layer Cookies I made last Christmas. Instead of red, white and green I made them blue, yellow and red. I also wanted to reference the talking flowers in the movie, so I put little fondant flowers on the cakes with royal icing eyeballs. I found myself giggling at them. Everyone loved them (tasty too!).
There were additional items I made (last minute) that I didn't get to photograph. I made a Sleepy Dormouse of fondant and placed him in a teapot. (Harper kept smiling and saying "Mouse! Mouse!") I also made a giant chocolate chip cookie clock, some playing card cookies, and one grinning Cheshire Cat cookie. The talented photographer Morgan Trinker was in attendance taking pics of everything, so when she posts party pics to her site I'll be sure to share the link!
I know the birthday girl had a great day! In fact, I think everyone attending had a fabulous time. I sure did!