When my Aunt and I first started planning for Morgan's sixteenth birthday party we had such a random hodge podge of ideas we liked or wanted to try that I figured it would be best if we could decide on a theme we could both stick to. Of course my Aunt and I are complete opposites when it comes to our personal styles. She's more the "go big or go home!" loud and flashy type, and wanted a fancy prom-esqe, red carpet party with lots of black and silver, stars and glitz. While I'm much more fanciful and romantic and wanted to do a fairy tale, enchanted forest style party. It was a very 007 vs. Taylor Swift kind of situation. Not a patch of common ground in sight!
Luckily I thought to ask her best friend what Morgan would like best. I mean we should probably be thinking about the birthday girl right?! And who knows her better than her best friend? Turns out we were both completely delusional in our old age, and she suggested that we go with something involving candy and bright colors. So when my Aunt came across this cake on pinterest she knew it was perfect.
|Please forgive the wonky photo, but the lighting wasn't the best.|
|Yep, that's 7 bags of marshmallows!|
A mess that was definitely made much worse than necessary thanks to my little helper.
Imagine what happens when you turn the mixer on full speed if the only things in it are a few
eggs and 4 bottles of red food coloring! Trust me, it isn't pretty! But at least she had fun.
That's it for part 1. Stop back tomorrow to see the details on
how I went about decorating this ginormous confection!