Sunday, August 7, 2011

Under the Sea Birthday

I asked my soon to be 9 year old what kind of birthday party he would like and to my shock he said  "under water sea creatures!"  I was actually excited for a moment with visions of the most fabulous cake and then that vision was ended with the following addition of "and I want my cake shaped like a manta ray" a what? A manta ray!  I knew what they were but now instead of the excitement I intially felt I was in  a stuppor of thought of how was I going to pull that off a manta ray cake...hmmm...well read on to see how it all turned out.

Here is the door we decorated together with 3 different colors of blue crepe paper for the water and then some green for the kelp.  We added fish from our local school store to finish it off.

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The Manta Ray Cake

My hubby was out of town and he is our resident shape cake maker so I emailed him a quick note: think of how you are going to make a manta ray cake.  He shapes the cake and I decorate them we are a good team that way.  The only problem was since we are inbetween 2 houses currently and lots of things like icing coloring are still in boxes I was without my black food coloring so we have a white manta ray but I think he turned out good.  I did have some blue to make the water and some carmel pecan frosting for the sand and chocolate rocks(not in picture).  I found these cute candles and added a molded out of airheads tail and tada a manta ray cake!

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I decided we needed some balloons and so our jellyfish forest was created:


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Sea Urchins in a Jar anyone?


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Sitting around I had littel fish bowls or buckets of swedish fish, goldfish crackers, and gummi worms!

 

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