Saturday, 26 October 2013

Enter at your own risk




When I asked her what cake she'd like for her 5th birthday party, her answer was quick, sure: 'Dinosaur'. I admit I tried suggesting other options. I couldn't begin to imagine baking a cake that resembled a Stegosaurus, or any Othersaurus for that matter. But what other options could stand a chance next to earth-stomping, tree-chomping, meat-chewing monsters?

Chotto-ma is a keen follower of all things prehistoric, and a dinosaur party for her fifth birthday was the appropriate rite of passage. So, here we are.

And here's the day in pictures. It was a good, good day.




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(* The dino illustration on the favor bags is from a lovely blog called Sugar Beet Press. She also has a beautiful Etsy store.)

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14 comments:

  1. Wow! You are so creative! I love the attention to detail...the eggs on the cake, the labels for the food...Muaaah!

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    1. Thanks AD :) It was such a fun project to plan.

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  2. I am not half as creative as you...so when my 4 year old started asking for a dino cake for his 5th b'day, next year, I was thinking my only option would be to buy one...but your cake has made me rethink..there is nothing that can match the beauty and warmth of a cake baked by your own hands and you have inspired me to try it out...thank you! Also, did bake another cake for the head and neck? And was it a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting? Any tips would be most helpful ��

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    1. Karishma, now I'll be looking forward to seeing a picture of your Dino cake :)
      Yes, I baked two cakes in a 9-inch pan. And the icing - no not buttercream, it was just lightly sweetened cream cheese. So basically, I mixed together mascarpone, sugar and colour.

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  3. Wow! That is one fantastic party! I bet C had a fabulous time! I do hope the organiserovores weren't too exhausted afterwards! :)

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    1. Haha! Emma, the organiserovores were knackered, but all for a good cause! :))

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  4. super creative! love all the pics, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Nags, it's always a pleasure to share things here. So glad you liked them. It was fun getting this together :)

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  5. Hi, I just discovered your blog through a friend. You have a lovely blog here and your little daughter sounds delightful.:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Roxana! It's lovely to have you here :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to Choto Ma :) Tumi eto creative nah! loved everything about the party decoration, food and the fun ideas! Brilliant. Ebar dekho next year ki request aashe :)

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    1. Hehe - ekhono ek bochor shomoy aache, thankfully :)

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  7. I want to be at this party! Pia you are one helluva party organizer. Loved every single thing... the cake, the food, those dino feet... Amazing!

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    1. Ok then, here's your invite for next year, Swati! Come over.

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