I’m not sure why, but I had in my head that I had shared this Tutus and Bow Ties Birthday Party a long time ago. I did share it on Facebook – so maybe that’s what I was thinking of, but alas – there’s no evidence of it here on the blog!
So today… I’m sharing all the details of this gorgeous party! The theme was Tutus & Bow Ties and the colors were Gold, Teal, Mint, Peach, and Coral! Besides the beautiful colors, I loved the mixture of sweets that my client requested for this party – so unique and pretty!
First up… the cake!
Even though the cake had a bow tie, I still wanted it to be uber-feminine! It needed lots of girly touches! I did ruffles to imitate a tutu:
I have a tutorial for adding fondant ruffles to a cake here! And ribbon roses on the side and for the topper:
You can see my tutorial here for How to Make Ribbon Roses. I didn’t do them all exactly like that, but you’ll get a good idea for how to do these super easy flowers!
I incorporated all of the colors into the cake – the base color was mint, and then I added all the highlight colors all over!
Oh, and the bow tie:
I popped it up above the plaque with the birthday girl’s monogram… you can get plaque cutters here! The polka dots on the top tier and everything else you see colored gold was painted with gold highlighter dust mixed with lemon extract.
Next up… the cupcakes! Or rather, the ice cream cones 🙂 I baked the cake batter right into the cones, then I used a Wilton 2D frosting tip to pipe on the vanilla buttercream to look exactly like soft serve ice cream:
My biggest challenge for the ice cream cones was transportation! I had that nifty little display for my pics (you will find some similar options here), but I ended up having to rig up a really ugly box for the client to take home.. ha!
But seriously… it looks just like ice cream, right?!
Next up, the cookies. I had the MOST fun with the tutus! I did several variations of the skirt and they were so stinkin’ cute!
You’ll find the tutu cutter here and the bow tie cutter here. And I have a recipe and tutorial for making roll-out sugar cookies here along with my royal icing recipe here… these really are the best!
And last, the cake pops! I kept these pretty simple. They were simply dipped in the teal candy melts then sprinkled with sanding sugar:
And that’s it… all the details of the Tutus and Bow Ties Birthday Party!
Do you have any questions about any of these sweets? Leave me a comment!