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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some amazing ideas to make your Thanksgiving dinner spectacular.



1. Edible Turkey bites

For the kids' table, make these adorable decorations. These darling edible Thanksgiving table decorations are the best of both worlds -- stylish and tasty. Get yourself some Oreos, miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, candy corn, licorice strings, and colored frosting and you're good to go.


2, Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Here is a festive way to display beverages for your guests. You will need a good size pumkin and glass bowl or bucketl. Be sure you container fits the pupkin you choose. Cut your pupkin at the top, slicing down evenly at the widest part so your container will fit then clean out seeds inside. Place your container in and presto you have a festive ice bucket. Try cutting out a face then putting submersible lights in the ice for a really cool affect.


3. Leaf Roses

This would make a unique Thanksgiving centerpiece or set it on each individua plate with a message or name for al favor to take home. All you will need is some colorful autumn leaves, floral wire and picks. You can use silk or treated leaves as well so they will last forever.


4. Pumpkin drilled centerpiece

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Here's a new and different way to carve a pupkin. You will need a drill and two different size drill bits, some glow sticks or white lights and some painters tape to make your lines straight. if you would like to put flowers in your pumpkin be sure you have a vase or container that will fit in the pumpkin. Scetch out your design with a pencil. Use the painters tape to make lines. Drill through the tape then peel tape off.


5. Turkey Fruit or Vegie Platter


                         

These are fast and easy to make a big impression at your Thanksgiving gathering or just to bring to someone elses.  Fun to do too. Be sure you have a colorful variety of fruit or vegetables so it will really make for a beautiful display. (not advised to use banana's or apples on the fruit platter because they get brown or slimy) Adding cheese or olives is always a fun and festive touch.


Fall Party Ideas

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Autumn is here and the frost is on the pumpkin. Here are some fast and frantastic ideas to make your celebration colorful.

1. Autumn leaf arrangement.


Next time you go for an autumn walk to admire the leaves, clip a few colorful branches to take home. Place the trimmed branches in a vase with water and be amazed at how beautiful.


2. Pumpkin flower centerpiece.

Here is an easy itea. First clean out your pumpkin then drill holes on the side evenly. appoxamately 4 rows of holes all the way around the pumpkin. Fill with water then stick mum stems in each of the holes till the entire pumpkin is covered. You may have to add a hole here and there to be sure the pumpkin is covered with flowers. Place on pedetal or platter and poof...instant centerpiece.


3. Mini Snack Cups

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Here is a cute way to have a scary day.No Trick about it these snack pudding cups with great fun additions make boring iintoa delicious treat.

The first picture adding Nutter butters, crushed oreos and sprinkels adds a graveyard expeirence to your snack. The second picture adding a simple banana and some chocolate chips make this spooky snack.


4. Hallowwen Candy Wreath

Another great idea from Party Cake. Decorate your front door with candy trreats and fun sweets.

All you need is a wreath form you can get from your local craft store, glue gun, assorted candy and ribbon. Just glue one side of the candy wrapper to the wreath in various places making it look full and even. You can use floral wire and wire each candy peice if you would prefer but gluing is easier and faster, just be sure you don't melt the wrapper. Fill in the empty spaces with decoration and ribbon.

A really fun way to display your candy. You can have your visitors just pull off what they like.

August BBQ Beach Party Ideas

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a great BBQ Beach party ideas you can do to make your BBQ unforgettable and fun.

1. Watermelon Cake

For a new and different kind of desert. Try this watermelon cake. Fun and easy


Forth of July Fun

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Are you wondering what to do for your 4th of July celebration? Party Cake has just the thing...Here are the how to's and what to do's

1. Zip Tie Fireworks

This is a great decoration for a backdrop or just hanging from above.


You will need different colorful zip ties in different sizes. You can find these at your local hardware store or car parts store. You will also need fishline for hanging your fireworks.

Here's how to do it:

Loop the white zip tie into a circle and fasten with another zip tie in a color you want. Notice the white ones just overlap – they don’t zip together. Use different numbers of white zip ties to make many different sizes of circle. The photos show two circle sizes using 1 or 2 zip ties, but you can carry on connecting more to make bigger circles. Making different sizes will help in making the whole thing really look like fireworks exploding at different moments. Small circles with short ties make the ones that have just exploded, large ones will look like the ones that have exploded a little earlier and have expanded bigger

 

Add colorful zip ties around the circles, mix colors and vary the densities. That’s it! Teach kids how to fasten the zip ties and enjoy creating them together. Remember and explain that once you put the end through, you can only fasten it tighter, but not the reverse. Importantly; Make sure kids never wrap them around any of their body parts – fingers, ankles… nowhere! Never leave the little ones unattended with zip ties.

 Once children learn not to use them around their body, they are great for motor skills and crafts projects.

 Hang them up as you like and enjoy your indoor fireworks. I think they are really pretty and fun. It will impress the guests.



2. Sparkler Wand

This is a fun craft the kids can help with. Wave it at the parade then take it home and put them in a vase for an instant bicentenial centerpiece.


You will need various spools of ribbon. Different colors and sizes make your sparkler more interesting. One dowel you can find this at your local harware store. Duct tape and party garland. Both can be forund at your local party or craft store.

Cut 10-14 pieces of grosgrain ribbon at varying lengths, snipping 45-degree angles on one end to make them pretty. I used four 8” blue, four 10” red, two 12” white, two 12” tri-stripe and two 8” tri-stripe.Unroll the foil party garland.Cut 1-1½ inches of silver, blue and red strips, keeping the connected base intact. Stack them into a pile. Place the foil stack on top of one of the ribbon stacks. The foil base is long so I staggered the pile so that the ribbon started 1/2” below where the fringe begins (or you can cut it but it works fine this way). Place the other ribbon stack on top. Your foil is now in a ribbon sandwich.

      

Wrap the tape around ribbon until secure.then go down the stick by overlapping tape a bit on an angle, just like you would change a tennis grip. Trim the foil pieces to various lengths so they complement rather than overpower the ribbon.



3.Star Tortilla

This is a yummy idea your guest and family will love. Quick and easy but great dessert especially dipped in ice cream.


Here is what you need:

1 package of large tortillas

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 T. salt

1/2 T. cinnamon

2 c. vegetable oil for frying 

Medium-sized star-shaped cookie cutter

 

Using the cookie cutter, cut as many stars as the tortilla’s will allow. Heat oil in a medium saucepan, with the stovetop set to medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully fry the tortillas on both sides, just until the edges are browned. Be careful! They cook fast! Transfer cooked chips to a wire rack while you finish cooking all of the stars. When finished, pile the chips in a large bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, then sprinkle the mixture generously over the cooked chips. Serve immediately.



4. Rocket Favors

Your guest will love this favor to take home or enjoy at the party. These look really cute on the table place setting.

Here is what you need

Paper towel roll, tissue, decorative craft paper, double stick tape and candy filler.

      

Fold a piece of tissue paper in half (so it measures 4 by 5 1/2 inches). Place the tissue fold at the bottom of the card stock, pressing it to the tape to secure.Roll the card stock and tissue into a tube, and secure with double-sided tape. Cinch the tissue at the bottom of the rocket, and tie it with twine Roll fan-shaped clip art into a cone; secure with hot glue. Place candies inside rocket. Use hot glue to attach cone to body.



5. Star Walk

Give the grass star-spangled treatment for your 4th of July party. This is a safe way to decorate your lawn for your 4th of july BBQ


 Here is how to do it,

Cut a star shape from a piece of cardboard. Lay the stencil on the lawn and spray the grass lightly with water. Leave the stencil in place, and use a flour sifter to fill the shape with flour. Remove the stencil and repeat.



6. Star Spangled Refreshments

A quick decorating idea that is easy and affordable.


Wrap small flags around water bottles for an incredibly simple way to add 4th of July spirit. Plastic or fabric flags work best -- paper flags will wither as the water condenses.



7.Festive Place Setting

Upgrade your 4th of July dinner table with patriotic place settings.

Here is how to do it

 Attach one end of a 12-inch piece of festive striped ribbon to the flat side of a D ring; secure with glue. Layer a box of sparklers on top of a dinner napkin, and wrap with your ribbon loop.

Father's Day ideas

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

June 15th is Father's Day!! Are you wondering what to do? Here they are...Creative and Fun ideas that Dad is going to LOVE...Check it out!

1. Sweet Bouquet Centerpiece

If your Dad loves Candy this is the centerpiece to have at your party. It will lighten up any celebration and big enough for everyone at the table to share. Here's how to do it...

 

 

 


2. Great gift from the kids...


These are cute. You will need long and thin clear cellaphane bags found at your craft store and craft paper for the knot. Be sure to tape up the corners of the bag at the bottom to make it look more like a tie. Then fill with favorite treats...You could attach a message like: 

Here's a special tie for you,

To tell you Thanks for all you do!

Dad, you are:

T-errific

I-ncredible

E-xtraordinary

You're the best a kid could have,

I'm so glad that you're my Dad!

Happy Father's Day!



 

3. "Tie" riffic Party Favors...


 

This is a fun favor. All you will need for this project is craft paper from your local craft store and your favorite candy bar.  Turn craft paper to plain side out...pattern side in. Cut paper in half and fold in half with the pattern on the inside. Tape edges together to make the envelope then once you have your envelope taped cut down the middle and fold down the pattern of the shirt. Then cut out tie shape with other craft paper and glue on front. Fill with favorite candy bar.

You can also attach a note that says:

You're "Tie"riffic!                                                                                                                                                                                                     Happy Father's Day



4. Candy Bar Poem


Here is a great idea for a party. You'll need a large poster board. (use a thick foam board to hold candy) You can write it out or just stick the words on and I would recoommend writing the Candy Bar word (Mounds) under the candy bar so if it is removed and eaten, you can still enjoy the poem....it's a fun card for dad or a fantastic party poster decoration.


5. Can cake


Get the party started with this cake alternative. You could easily use soda instead of alcohol. You will need 3 different size cake rounds from your craft store. Have fun decorating using ribbon, stickers, signs, confetti or pom poms.


6. Easy Present Bow

Here is an easy way to dress your present with a beautiful bow.


7. Cute Cupcakes

   

Is your dad a golfer or does he like to fish...these are quick, easy and cute for any hobbiest.


8. Picture perfect

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This is a great idea if you have children or grandchildren. You will need to buy 3 wooden letters from your craft store (you can get them already painted) and a frame that has 3 open pictures. You can make it a tradition every year. If you don't have 3 children...you can put the letter in front of your favorite pet...or you can put the letters with the things DAD enjoys like fishing pole, golf ball and tee or even foods like cheeseburger, hot fudge sundae...etc. Have fun with it.


9. Necktie Napkin Fold

Here is a great idea for a place setting and really easy to do. You can use cloth napkins or paper. Be sure if you do use paper napkins to get the large elegant napkins so it is large enough. Here is how to fold it...

                                            




 

Memorial Day Ideas

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Party Cake Partiers. 

Here are the how to's and the what to do's to make your Memorial Day special. Have an unforgettable BBQ that your friends and family will brag about. You can use these ideas or just give us a call and we can put it all together for you!


       

American Flag Cake       

You can use any ver­sion of white cake you want, boxed or from scratch, though a denser, heav­ier cake is eas­ier to work with. I sug­gest baking the cakes ahead and chill­ing or even freez­ing for easier cutting.

Mix cakes per directions on recipe. Add food coloring for each layer.

You will need (3) 9-inch layers.

1 layer col­ored blue

1 layer col­ored red

1 layer left white

Level off tops of cakes, if needed.Once you have your red layer, your blue layer, and your white layer, you will need to slice the red and white layer hor­i­zon­tally with a long, ser­rated knife. This will be eas­ier if your cakes have been refrig­er­ated and are still cold. Cut them as evenly through the mid­dle as you can. These lay­ers form the stripes of the cake.

Next, take one red half-layer, and one white half layer and stack them on top of one another. Take the whole (uncut) blue layer and set it in front of you. Place the stacked red and white layer on top of the blue layer. Check that they are evenly cen­tered on top of one another.Using a cir­cle tem­plate as a guide, cut a cir­cle exactly cen­tered through all three lay­ers of the blue, white, & red. For this 9-inch cake, I used the plas­tic lid off the top of a short­en­ing can. It was 5 inches. Try to get as close to this mea­sure­ment as you can so the color ratio looks right. Cut care­fully and thor­oughly, mak­ing sure you get all the way through all the layers.

Next, sep­a­rate the blue from the red and white lay­ers. Take the mid­dle out of the blue. You won’t be using the blue cir­cle for this recipe, so set it aside. You now have a donut-shaped ring of blue. This will be the star field of your flag. Now remove the out­side ring from the red & white lay­ers. This is not used either, so set it aside. You should have a 5-inch cir­cle con­sist­ing of 1 white half-layer, and 1 red half layer. This will be the top stripes of your flag cake.

Assem­bly: Take the uncut white half-layer and cen­ter it on a cake cir­cle or cake stand. Spread a 1/8–1/4 inch layer of frost­ing over the top. Keep it as even as you can. Lay the uncut red half-layer on top of the frost­ing, mak­ing sure it is cen­tered. These make up the bot­tom two stripes of your flag. Frost like the last layer. Make it as even as you can.

Now take the blue donut cir­cle and cen­ter it on top of the bot­tom stripes layer. Using a small off­set spat­ula or knife, spread a very thin layer of frost­ing around the inside of the blue ring. You don’t really want to see this layer of frost­ing, it’s just to help adhere the lay­ers. Plus, too much frost­ing, and your cir­cles won’t fit inside. Take the white 5-inch cir­cle and set it care­fully, but firmly inside the blue ring. Push it down as far as you dare. You want it as even with the blue as you can get it. Spread a thin, thin layer of icing over the white that is inside the blue ring. Place the red cir­cle on top and press down care­fully, try­ing to make the top lay­ers even.

Now you are ready to frost! You will need about 5 cups of frosting for a nine inch cake. Put a nice, thick layer on the out­side of the cake and top with sparklers

Patriotic Gumball Centerpieces    

You will need gumballs, flags and three different size vases. All can be purchased at your local craft store.

Jean Pocket Silverware Holders       

 Use old pair of Jeans and cut out back pockets, then fill them with flag napkins and silverware to decorate your table. They can be placed on each place setting or in a colorful bucket like the one pictured for a buffet.


Red, White and Blue Dipped Strawberries  

Use white chocolate melting discs found at your local craft store. Melt as directed, then dip clean, dry strawberries into chocolate then quickly into blue sugar sprinkles.


Memorial Day Cocktail    

For this cocktail you can use ginger ale, sparkling cider or champaign. Add skewers of colorful fruit and serve.


Shooting Star Favors    

Make the rice crispy square recipe on the box. Spread mixture onto cookie sheet and press down to approx. 1"- 11/2" thickness. While still warm spray star cookie cutter with Pam spray and cut out stars. Put frosting in a piping bag or plastic melting chocolate bottle found at local craft store. Dust with red, white and blue sprinkles. Add lollipop stick to each.


American Flag Windsock    

Cute and easy. Use florist wire to make the ring and cut blue, white and red plastic table cloths into strips. Then attach the strips to the ring for this adorable wind sock. Take it to the parade in the morning then hang them at your BBQ for quick decorating.


                                               

                                                        

                                                          

 

Mother's Day Ideas

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello Party Cake Partiers

Its Mother's Day coming up and I have some great ideas that you can do at home! Give your special Mom a teaparty decorated with these extra little touches that she will never forget!

1.Flower Pot    

2.Candy Bouquet    


3.Personalized Teapot   


4 Rose Soap Favors .


5. Colorful Tissue Paper Poms   


6. Creative flower pot centerpiece  


7. Present wrapped with cupcake liner bow    




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