Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Lea


It's been a big weekend for Lea!  First her licenses and then her party!  
Lea's birthday cake was inspired by the movie Frozen. The Queen Elsa topper was made with cream card stock (Thanks Aunt Patty!).  The image was flipped and printed again for the back side.  After carefully trimming the image, a plastic knife was glued between the sheets so that it could be inserted into the cake.  The icing was delicious!
Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In the top of a double boiler, combine all ingredients but the vanilla. Beat 1 minute.
2. Cook over boiling water beating constantly for 7 minutes or until the icing makes firm peaks. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Beat until able to spread. NOTE: You can add coloring with the ingredients. You can also use another flavoring in place of the vanilla.
 I made snowflakes from melted white chocolate candy melts.  I poured the melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle and drew several snowflakes on wax paper.  While they were still warm, I added clear sprinkles. I got the snowflake idea from this post on The Chicken Chick blog.  Mini marshmallows were added as snowballs.  My mother made hard candy with blue food coloring that was used to look like sheets of broken ice.  Shimmery fabric was used as part of her dress.  I decorated with homemade paper snowflakes and blue balloons.  
* Lea will be playing "Let it Go" from Frozen at her piano recital in a few weeks!  


Dancing the night away!

Pretty paper!

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