… and you’re all invited
It was Maddox’s first birthday party on Sunday and he got a Sesame Street party cake with matching cookie favours. What a lucky boy It was super fun to sculpt all the characters (a little frustrating at some points because the fondant was really soft) and even though I tried to make them look less emo-ish and less scary, it didn’t always turn out like that (*ahem* Big Bird… *ahem* Ernie… )
My favourite one to sculpt was definitely Oscar… he’s not grouchy at all! No matter how I made him look, he always turned out cute… I guess that’s a good thing in my case? No angry cakes here, people! The one that took the longest was Ernie’s stripes. Eek! WHY, creators of Sesame Street? WHY couldn’t he just wear a solid colour sweater? Must you make my life so difficult? Ernie was quite upset because it took so long for me to “clothe” him that he became semi cross-eyed and was trying to hypnotize his friends when I turned my back. Look at his eyes!! I mean, don’t. It’s a trap
(I had all these “thoughts” while putting them together.. I should’ve wrote them down–they were hilarious! My “inside voice” is so funny at 3 in the morning).
There were also matching cookie favours and you know how much I love anything that matches the cake… be it colours, cupcakes, cookies–anything! So I was super excited for these vanilla sugar cookies, individually packed, individually cute.
My favourite of the cookie bunch is Ernie. Ironically, he was the one that gave me the most trouble. If you are familiar with SS characters, Ernie’s face isn’t round but more of a football shape (like Stewie Griffin!). I was hesitant about making it round because it wasn’t true to his real-life character (okay, I’m using the term “real life” loosely here). But if I had made his head football shape, then it wouldn’t match the other characters. So which route did I take? The slightly drugged-up, clownish look with dilated pupils. I guess that’s what living on the ‘Street will do to you! Somehow, despite his head being round and all, I love this silly/quirky look that he possesses.
I also designed custom tags for the cookie favours. I love how Maddox’s name is 6 letters and correspond with each colour of the rainbow. Call me a nerd but I LOVE THAT! I wanted to tie in the whole SS theme together (cake + cookies) so I matched Maddox’s rainbow bubble theme on the tags to the cake. Maddox’s mom e-mailed me and said she loved the personal touch.
Another satisfied client makes me happy When I’m stressed out with cake orders and hear the birds chirping cause it’s MORNING ALREADY(???), I just go back to my in-box, read all your sweet e-mails and my heart is filled again.
Speaking of “MATCHING”… I’m making a sparkly blue snowflake wedding cake in a few weeks and I’m looking for a dress to match. Nerd alerttt!