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Alice in Wonderland

The only thing better than reading Alice in Wonderland is attending a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And the only thing better than both of those is finding all your printables in one place. We recently used this Alice in Wonderland theme for a baby shower.

alice and wonderland

We used the old playing cards as our pallet, which we found on the Wings of Whimsy blog. The cream background was a neutral starting point. Red and black and white/cream worked well together.

alice in wonderland playing card backdrop Red roses and green ruscus were a fun choice for the The Queen of Hearts. We used pewter teapots as vases.

alice and wonderland party roses

The arrows were drawn by hand, cut out then stuck on kebab skewers.

Arrow signs arrow sign template 2 alice and wonderland arrow sign template

The black and white paper straws make everything fun and sophisticated at the same time. The tags printables are from the Graffical Muse. Just add ribbon.
alice and wonderland milk bottles We served meringues on a white ceramic cake stand and used a cloche for height. This formed our centre piece and we arranged the other elements around this. Old books and oversized keys added to the whimsy of the setting.

alice and wonderland meringues

The Marie biscuits are topped with clocks printed on edible paper. We stuck it down with royal icing, which always results in a sticky kitchen. We made sure the clocks were the same size as our round punch for easy cutting. For those of you who enjoy a bigger challenge here is a recipe with royal icing instruction to make the clocks from scratch. Although our cheat’s version is pretty awesome.  We used a wrought iron bunny to serve the biscuits. Not white, but a bunny that suits our pallet.

alice and wonderland tablescape

The small playing cards on the cupcakes are also edible. You can have them printed at Baker’s Bin. Save these printables to a memory stick and take it to the store to print.

alice and wonderland edible playing cards

We hope you enjoy your Alice and Wonderland party as much as we did ours.

Alice Through the Looking Glass starts at NuMetro Cinemas on the 27th of May. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s sure to be another amazing Tim Burton film:

Happy Friday,

Mia & Blair


What do Sven, Olaf and Jabba Hutt have in common?

By January 2016 we had collectively attended about 14 Frozen birthday parties. That is a lot of blue candy people and we all know what happens to blue candy, right?
Well, you can only fight a trend for so long. It was time for a Frozen party of our own. Luckily, the five-year-old birthday girl agreed.

Sven Olaf Jabba Hutt Meringues

We had fun making macarons and royal icing cookies, there was swearing too.

Sevn Olaf meringues frozen party macarons royal icing

We decided to try our hand some more character meringues and TA-DA. We made Sven and a melted Olaf.  The carrot is compulsory for both.

Olaf and Sevn Meringues Frozen Party

To make Sven, we used our basic white meringue recipe and added brown food colouring.

 Extra ingredients:

Melting chocolate

Fondant eyes – store bought or you can just use the Astros like we did at Christmas

Fondant carrots – Bought at Jimnettes

Tools:

Piping bag

Paint brush

Ice cream stick/teaspoon with a round end

Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions of the basic white meringue. Add the brown food colouring.
  2. Pipe it into the reindeer shape.
  3. Use a wooden ice cream stick to flick out ears to make a more Sven-like reindeer.
  4. Add eyes and carrots.
  5. If it looks nothing like Sven yet, that is ok. The chocolate in the end really helps.
  6. Dry them in the oven.
  7. Make the antlers and keep them in the fridge. I used this template for the first few, but did them freehand after that.
  8. Make extra. They break easily.
  9. Save a bit of chocolate to use as glue for the antlers and for the noses.
  10. Once the meringues are done allow them to cool.
  11. Dip the noses in chocolate and paint the bridge and forehead.
  12. Attach the antlers.
  13. Have small five-year-old girls worship at your feet.

For Olaf, we again used our basic white meringue recipe.

Extra ingredients:

Fondant eyes – store bought or you can just use the Astros like we did at Christmas

Fondant carrots –Bought at Jimnettes

Squiggly pretzels

Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions of the basic white meringue recipe.
  2. Pipe into a puddle shape.
  3. Add eyes, carrot noses and pretzel arms.
  4. Put them in the oven and wait.
  5. Ta-da. They are done.

For the Star Wars party we made Jabba the Hutt meringues. He seemed to be the easiest character to make out of blobs. He wasn’t our greatest success, but all the kids knew immediately who he was so we’ll consider it a win.

Star Wars party tableWe used our basic white meringue recipe and added green food colouring.

 Extra ingredients:

Green fondant stars

Green pearls

Extra tools:

Toothpicks

 Instructions:

  1. We piped Jabba-like blobs onto the baking tray.
  2. We used the back of a teaspoon to shape the eyes. There is no way to describe how to do that except to say push up on the sides and push down in the middle to form the eye sockets.
  3. Add the pearls for eyes.
  4. Add the star hands. Only allow three spikes to show.
  5. Make nostrils with toothpicks. I cut them in half.
  6. Dry in oven.
  7. Once the have cooled, remove the toothpicks.
  8. They now look like Jabba. Sort of.

Star Wars jabba the hutt meringues

Have a happy day,

Mia and Blair