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Cooper's Fiesta Birthday, Part 2

by Cher Headleyon July 18, 2018

Cooper's 4th Birthday Party was one of our most recent success stories. If you missed last week's blog, please take a look. We added some yummy and simple recipes along with great custom decor products from MonogramLane.com.

This week as promised I will fill you in on the colorful cake and decor used as well as some other custom items we made. To begin with, I wanted the cake to be the centerpiece for the party. I started with my tried and true Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Yes, I know it sounds a bit bizarre but if you think about what mayo is made of...eggs and oil, it all makes sense. The recipe is from Hellmann's and is at the end of this post. I made 2 large chocolate layers and 2 small vanilla to top the cake.

Crumb coating on the cake

Baker's tip- After your cake has cooled put your layers together with your favorite frosting (see last weeks blog), then apply a thin coat all around the outside. This is called a "crumb coat" and refrigerate at least a hour. This will allow your decor frosting to go on smoothly without picking up any of the cake pieces. It is especially important when using a white frosting for your top layer. Here you can see the beginning of the colorful ruffles going over the crumb coating.

I always find inspiration from Pinterest, doesn't everyone? See our Pinterest page for my inspiration. https://www.pinterest.com/cherheadley/boards/  Then I googled Youtube how-to videos for instructions on making the perfect Fiesta cake. I used #104 decorating tips in 4 different colors of frosting. The gel food coloring always seems to give a deep richer color and is widely available in craft stores. 


We also love when our customers ask us if we can do something outside the box. Here is Cooper's finished cake. We made the cake topper banner on our Silhouette machine for an extra special personal touch.


Cooper's door wreaths were custom vinyl decals placed on colorful paper and glued behind a ribbon wrapped wreath from the craft store.


His Happy Birthday banner was another custom project. Instead of painstakingly cutting out each letter or buying expensive pre-made letters we used our Silhouette again to cut them out of construction paper then Anna glued them on more colorful paper. Pictured below are some more of her amazing ideas for Cooper's perfect party.













Anna did such a great job on the rest of the decorations. From colorful tables, to a fun photo booth, pinata, and games, the party was a huge success for the 45, 2-6 year olds and their parents in attendance.

 If you have a special event coming up, please email or give us a call. We are here to make your party dreams come true too! Now I think it's time for a Siesta!

Chocolate Mayo Cake

1 box (16.5) plain chocolate fudge cake mix

1 cup real mayonnaise

1 cup cooled brewed coffee (or water if you prefer)

3 eggs

1 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional) 

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.
2. Beat all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl on low speed until well incorporated. Stop and scrap down sides and continue beating on medium speed for 2 more mins. Pour batter in prepared pans.
3. Bake 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool on racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.








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