each year my daughter picks a theme for her birthday party. In 2011 it was a handbag party. She chose it based on the handbag cake shown in a cake book. As the cake was pink, the colour theme had to be pink, black and silver.
I baked a rich chocolate cake, iced it in chocolate ganache and rolled icing. To save time and to make it more authentic, I bought black plastic handles and placed them on the cake. I had a number of people having to take a second look as they thought it was a real handbag rather than a cake!
Wait a minute, this is a cake NOT a handbag!
I made 21 tissue pom poms in various sizes in pink, black and silver and hung them around the dinner table and lounge room. They look awesome and a cheap way to decorate a room. The only costs involved are sheets of tissue paper and string. I also had some handbag images printed and stuck them around the place with blu tac. Along with a Happy Birthday sign. With some small groups of balloons the room looked fantastic.
Please let me know if you would like any further details on the handbag party as a theme for your next little girls birthday.
hi, I'm Debbie, a food lover, cook and culinary creative!