October 12, 2012

A Very Princess Birthday

For her 3rd birthday this year, my daughter requested a princess party. I decided to bake princess-inspired treats for the party and the results really delighted her.

First up were these magic wand sugar cookie pops. I followed Sweetapolita's sugar cookie recipe exactly and am very happy with the way they turned out. Although it was a bit time-consuming, the shape of the cookies came out perfect and didn't warp at all. I iced the cookies with a variation of this icing recipe and then dusted some of them with sugar crystal sprinkles. I added ribbons to the base of cookie pop to make them extra girly and princess-like.

I also baked some tiara sugar cookies using the same sugar cookie and icing recipe I used for the cookie pops.

The pièce de résistance was the princess doll birthday cake. I am not a cake baker by any means but this was surprisingly easy to put together and decorate. I used Wilton's Classic Wonder Mold Doll Cake kit and baked the skirt with Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake mix; the leftover batter was used for cupcakes. I then used a star tip to pipe buttercream frosting (recipe here) flowers over the entire cake and doll.

For the kids' favours, I wrapped up some of the magic wand cookies pops for them to take home.

And that's it! Although I do enjoy baking desserts to match a birthday theme, it is a lot of work and I'm glad I only have to do it once a year! We'll see what she requests for her 4th birthday next year...

5 comments:

  1. Wow! These treats look amazing, I am in awe by the cake! What a lucky little girl!

    go for the glam

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy the cake turned out so well.

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  2. Aww happy bday to your little princess! How precious and lovely photos btw!

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  3. You are the sweetest mom to do this for your daughter, Marisa! It all turned out so well and I especially love the sugar cookie pops. I'm sure she loved and it what great memories of her birthdays she'll have in the future :)

    Hope you have a great Tuesday!
    xo
    Jen

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen :)

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