I know I said a trolls post was coming soon in my last post (weeks ago), but I had a vacation last week. Anyone that travels with small children know that packing for said vacation takes an additional week and recovering from the same vacation takes yet another week. So here we are. At the end of April, a friend of mine was having a joint birthday for her daughters. The youngest is a trolls fanatic and that dictated the theme.
The order was for two dozen trolls cookies and a small cake for the girls to blow out candles. Starting with the cookies, I picked out two of the main characters, Princess Poppy and Branch, and ordered come cutters off of Etsy that can be found here.
Doing characters are really hard. Have I mentioned I need a projector? I think so. I think characters prove to be difficult because there is already an expectation of what the character looks like as opposed to a general animal or item that can take on different interpretations. But when my kids recognized the characters, I relaxed a bit!
Once I had my cookies made, I worked on the cake. I went with a fun, very pink drip cake with some royal icing picks. It was trolls theme without having the characters slapped on the cake.
This was a 6″ cake with a chocolate ganache drip and topped with buttercream dollops and homemade royal icing sprinkles. The pinks coordinated with the Princess Poppy cookies and the blue hearts were added to help pick up the blue in her headband and the blue/gray of Branch. I think it all tied together nicely. From what I hear, the birthday girls loved it and that is all that matters!
I have taken a small break in May due to vacation, but graduation season is right round the corner! More soon!