Nov 09, 2010

Wizard of Oz Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

How original is this Wizard of Oz Party by Kate Landers Events?  Kate worked with Kim from Tomkat Studio to create a whimsical party for her daughter that would transport any kid to the Land of Oz.  I love the periwinkle and white gingham pattern printables by Kim, the blue and white checked oreos, the fondant toto and rainbow cupcake toppers, and those yellow brick road and courage cookies.  And how adorable all of the girl’s Dorothy outfits?  I get a lot of submissions and this party definitely stood out from the pack.  Great job, ladies!  Scroll down to see all of the great photos and some styling and practical tricks.  Photography by Andrea Winchenbaugh of  Open Shade Studios.

Some Styling & Practical Tricks

(1) Kate wanted the baker to cover the foil-covered cake base, but the baker forget.  Kate tried to cover the base by picking up the cake, but then the cake cracked in the center and Kate decided not to move the cake off the base!  Next time carry extra paper, fabric, ribbon and fondant on hand for issues like this.  Instead of moving the cake, try cutting a paper border and cover the foil base with the paper.  You can then wrap ribbon around the side of the base.

(2) Kate also had a cupcake mishap in transit and had to replace her cupcakes with store-bought cupcakes.  Kate said that her cupcake wrappers didn’t fit the new store-bought cupcakes.  Keep a variety of different sized cupcake wrappers in your tool kit so you have options.  Also, the ribbon and paper that you pack in your tool kit can come in handy for creating last minute homemade cupcake wrappers.

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