Here's a few pics I got of the decor for the family party at their house:
For the party, I wanted to make a tiered cake with different fondant art supplies. It took a lot of time to make the pieces, but I had a blast! To top the cake, I used an easel with a "6"-themed canvas, palette, and a paint brush. I used fondant to create the palette, paint brush, paint, and canvas. To create the easel, I used 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gum paste. I started by creating an "A" shape and then letting it dry overnight. The next day I added the third leg and let that dry overnight. Here's a close-up of the top:
The rest of the cake is decorated with art supplies, and an "Alexis." All the pieces are made out of fondant. I made a pencil, drawings, painting, crayons, and scissors. Here's some close-ups of the pieces:
When I started assembling the cake, I thought it was a bit too much white. So, I decided to roll out purple and orange fondant ropes to use as borders. I also added colored polka dots to the top cake, and the back/side of the bottom cake. Here's how it all turned out:
Alexis loved the cake! She'd barely blown out the candle before she was trying to take the pieces off and play with them! The cake was definitely a labor of love, as the pieces took a while to make. But, seeing how excited she got over the cake was definitely worth the effort!
Check back later this week for the cookies and cupcakes I made for her friend party!