Yesterday I had so much fun with the kids. Minty is really into playing with her dollies at the moment so we all set about making a birthday tea for Primrose. I wanted to help but I really wanted the kids to be creative and do most of the making. Anything miniature has always fascinated me and from the amount of time Minty spends drooling over the American Girl Doll catalogue she is the same. I set out to prove to her that she could make just as good, if not better, food for her dollies – at a fraction of the cost.
This little bag of chocolate chip and white sugar cookies were made from marzipan with some chocolate sprinkles and then placed in a tiny treat bag and tied with red string.
Minty made these dolly candies using wooden beads wrapped in white waxed papers and then placed in a tiny treat bag and tied with a pretty pink paper rose.
Finally, we all made the birthday cake using an empty plastic pot (Trader Joe’s Parmesan cheese) that we inverted onto a disc wrapped in aluminum foil and covered the ‘cake’ in white fondant. We cut out lots and lots of tiny flowers and the letters HAPPY BIRTHDAY for around the sides which were glued in place using water brushed on with a fine paint brush. Finally we stuck 6 candles in the top which had been shortened a little using a sharp knife.
The black plastic drinking straws were cocktail straws cut in half. The adorable tea set was a gift from Annabelle, from one of her adventures to Cambodia, and the picnic blanket was a paper napkin covered with some fabric leaves that came in an IKEA playtime food set.