Icecream Youscream: Poppy’s First Birthday

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It was Poppy’s first birthday last month! I feel so lucky to get to play surrogate aunt to such a sweet little girl! I had the absolute pleasure of doing the desserts for her birthday event, and making my first ever dessert table! Hooray! It was pretty easy considering, as Pop’s mum Dani planned and supplied the glassware and cake stands. All I had to do was bake. We had this planned months in advance and I was pretty pleased that everything ran pretty smoothly!

cake1This is the centrepiece cheesecake with some icecream cake pops in the foreground. The cheesecake was a simple white chocolate flavour (recipe here), topped with marshmallows and 3-4 kinds of different candy. I can’t remember what. Haha. Dani made the cake bunting! Isn’t it cute?

L1000996Let’s take a moment to enjoy this semi-panoramic shot where you can see the mini donuts I forgot to take a close-up shot of, haha.

L1000992I’m very pleased with vegan sugar cookies I made! The recipe is a vegan one from Betty Crocker and the fondant is store-bought and also vegan. The ones with the gelatin-filled icecream lollies are obviously not vegan. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest (of course), and had to try for myself (of course); it was awesome to take a bit of a risk doing something new and having it pay off. The fondant and candy are stuck to the cookies with glucose syrup! I’ve never worked with fondant before so was pleasantly surprised with the results!

L1000991 Vegan vanilla cupcakes baked in plain wafer cones. Pro tip: if you’re baking in wafer cones, don’t keep them covered overnight. They will go soft and keel over and you will have to bake another batch and be really cross with yourself. Just saying. Did I say everything went smoothly? Never mind.

L1000994My sister is a children’s party entertainer/supplier and supplied all the balloons. This one was massive! There were also clear ones filled with confetti, so pretty. Dani made the gorgeous tassels. I think if Dani my sister and I joined forces we would make the ultimate party planners! Don’t you think?

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