Today I’m sharing a really fun party with you… A Mary Poppins Party : Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies & Cake Pops.
But I must tell ya – while it was fun for me to make all these goodies – I have a confession: I’ve never actually seen the movie, Mary Poppins, so I really don’t know what any of these goodies “mean”.
I know, I know… flog me now. I probably should’ve watched the movie if only for research purposes, but I didn’t. And I probably won’t.
My poor (sweet, loving) husband is always appalled at all the classic movies & shows I’ve never seen: John Wayne movies, Gone with the Wind, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady… I could go on and on.
I blame it on my parents – we just didn’t watch old movies growing up. Like, ever. Oh and I can also blame it on my total lack of interest now that I’m an adult… I still don’t like old movies, old shows, anything black & white… or pretty much anything made before the late 80’s.
My hubby tries to expose me those things, but he fails over and over. I always end up nodding off or checking email on my phone… they just never keep my attention! What is wrong with me??
Anywho… moving on. Let me tell you about the party! First up – the cake!
I made the clouds with Not Just Cakes by Annie cutters and this pearl mold for the border. I hand-cut the kite (homemade marshmallow fondant and Satin Ice Red with tylose added so it would dry hard), then attached it to wire so it would “fly”.
I also made Kite Cookies! These were a little more stressy than the cake. I used this kite cookie cutter (note: kite string cookie = nightmare). I used my favorite roll-out cookie recipe and then decorated with royal icing.
If you choose to do cookies like this – always keep them in single layers. Stacking them up, moving them… heck, breathing on them will break the string off. Just keep that in mind!
Then there were these “A Spoonful of Sugar” Cake Pops! Again, I have no idea what this means in relation to the movie, but I sure did love the idea!! I made regular cake pops (see my tutorial for how to make cake pops here) except I put them on a spoon instead of wax paper, the sprinkled them with sparkling sugar!! 🙂
And last, but certainly not least… the Carousel Cupcakes! These cupcake toppers had me scared to death when she first sent me the pic of what she wanted.
But they were so darned cute – I knew I had to try! And I actually ended up writing a tutorial for them : How to Make Carousel Cupcake Toppers!
I had to make a whole bunch of them so I sort of set up an assembly line and knocked them out! They’re not as hard as I thought!
And that was it… here’s the whole party:
Do you have any questions about this Mary Poppins Party? If so, leave me a comment and I’ll help out if I can! Oh and also… Pin this: