Today I held a baby shower for a lovely friend. Some of my very creative and talented friends and a couple of lovely new faces arrived to celebrate the imminent arrival of Meriels little one. This was an event that required cake, bunting and balloons!
I fell in love with these concepts and decided to run with a hot air balloon theme. This turned out to be fortuitous as Meriel has a pasion for the Fornasetti balloons.
I made a layered white chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and white chocolate decorations as I detest the flavour of fondant and modelling chocolate has ensured that I will never have to use it again *happy dance*.
I purchased some fabulous balloon biscuits from a very talented Nikki of Toute Sweet and my adorable friends Jo and Sandra provided all the glutenous deliciousness (scones and sandwiches). Yet more balloon bunting (I forgot to get photos of) was created by ‘she of the amazing crochet creations’, Claire.
I made the hot air ballons out of modified Ikea lamps and tea sets and manufactured some miniature bunting and voila! A pretty way to spend an afternoon. I will create a tutorial for some of the items soon.
P.S- The lovely Liberty London Girl blogged about the baby shower. Read it here
P.P.S- Voyou magazine also covered the baby shower. You can see it here