I have been a bad blogger. It took me ages to get my pictures from Karlie's birthday onto my computer and then my computer seemed to have died yesterday. It did come back on, miraculously. So here I am a week later finally sharing all the fun we had.
We got into Austin the night before her party and she was ready to decorate her cake from the minute we walked in. I baked the layers and made the frosting and gum paste flowers at home and put it all together the night before the party with her help.
I used my favorite Vanilla Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting recipes. A double batch of the cake makes this tall 9x13 cake. There were at least thirty people at the party and we came home with lots of leftovers.
Don't worry, she didn't eat all that frosting, just enough for me to snap this.
Her daddy (my brother) found a #3 sparkler for the top of her cake and it startled her quite a bit. I can't help but love these images even though she looks scared.
I think the cake turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. I kept it as simple as possible since we had to travel with it.
Her big present from us was the Snow White costume that I made. It had a million pattern pieces and I hated sewing with the satin, but it was all worth while when she put it on at the end of the party. It fits perfectly, and she just looks so cute in it. If I know her, and I think I do, I bet she is putting it on almost everyday after school! I also found Sapphire sparkle shoes at Target that match the costume perfectly. So stinking cute!
I love that little girl to pieces and I'm so glad I can do and make things for her that she loves.
The pattern is Simplicity 2563, there are also a child/girl and misses sized versions. Though it was tedious, it wasn't difficult. The satin sewed up better than I expected, except for the hand sewn hem, which pulled the fabric and the zipper, which I sewed too close in one spot. There is a Cinderella version on this same pattern, but I think I would make her other costumes before making this pattern again.