In the past year I have been teaching myself (using Craftsy classes, so maybe not really "teaching myself"....) how to make and decorate all sorts of fun baked goods. I've done sugar cookies quite a lot- I must make a post about this soon-, macarons, cakes, caramels, and chocolates. It's been really fun to try something new and to use my creativity in a different way. Charlie has been excited about me making his birthday cake all year and the theme for his party and cake has changed about a zillion times. First he wanted a Mandala birthday party (because he loves coloring them so much), then a bowling themed party, then a Shopkins party, then half bowling/half mandala hybrid (which I quickly shot down), and then we eventually landed on a Star Wars theme. This gave me lots of opportunities for baking and cheesy Star Wars puns :)
Here's the dessert table:
Here's a close up of the cake from the day before :) I was so nervous about transporting it!
And some close ups of the dessert table, I spent quite a few days baking!
And here's the snack/lunch table (the empty spot in the middle is for the pizza)
Here are some other photos from the party :) We had bubble light saber wands, sack races, water gun fights, a slip and slide, and silly string! Old school fun :)
It was lots of fun! My parents were nice enough to let us use their beach house for the party so we all went to the beach afterwards for a bit :) I just about passed out by the time I got home haha, but what a fun day! Happy Birthday Charlie!