Who’s up for a swim? Henry is!! Henry was turning 6 and the only thing he wanted was to be able to swim! An honorary SHARK since he was in the womb, Henry loves to swim; and he wanted his friends to swim with him for his birthday party.
When asked to make Henry’s cake and cupcakes, the only direction I was given was “swimming”. I like a blank slate! It gives me space to use my creativity!! I was really excited about this cake because it gave me the chance to complete 2 firsts… my first figures and my first time using my new Cricut Cake cutting tool! I also tried out a couple of my newest flavors for this party… The cupcakes were either Root Beer Float (root beer cupcakes, filled with root beer cream, topped with vanilla frosting & crushed root beer candies), Orange Creamsicle (orange cupcakes, filled with orange cream, topped with vanilla frosting & crushed orange candies), or Plain Jane (vanilla cupcake, filled with vanilla frosting, with vanilla frosting & topped with white sugar crystals). Each cupcake was topped with a gum paste ‘wave’ as well. The cake was a white cake with vanilla frosting and white fondant to make the pool and tiles. Decorations were both fondant and gum paste.
Henry’s party was a big success! All the kids had fun swimming and there were plenty of life guards and swim buddies around to keep a watchful eye. Henry’s mom thought of everything-right down to the non-swimmers of the bunch!
The cake and cupcakes were a big hit, too! The kids had fun guessing who each one of the figures were and the adults couldn’t believe it was all edible-right down to the life-preserver and flip flops!
Happy Birthday Henry!