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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Girly Luau Birthday Party

Today was my daughters 9th Birthday Party.
We had a flip floppin' pool splashin' good time!
What a fun group of girls to party with!
ALOHA!

Fruity centerpiece



Beachy table center piece

Paper pom poms in fun bright colors. Imperfectly Beautiful has a great tutorial on how to make them.

Sandy beach flip flop cupcakes

Moist chocolat cake and rich chocolate buttercream...my kind of cake!


I used my Texas Sheet cake recipe (minus the original frosting) to make these cupcakes. It is currently my absolute most favorite way to make chocolate cupcakes!
Texas Sheet Cake
In a medium mixing bowl combine:
1 C butter (melted)
1 C water
1 tsp vanilla
Add:
2 eggs
1 C sour cream
2 C sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder

Mix until well combinded then add:
2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Whisk until smooth. (Sometime I add chocolate chips now.)
Scoop into cupcake wrappers. Bake at 350 for about 16 minutes.
Cool and frost with chocolate buttercream.
Chocolate Buttercream
In mixer combine:
1 C softened butter
2 lbs powdered sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C milk
Slowly mix together, then turn mixer up to med high and whip for 2 minutes. If the frosting is too thick add more milk, if it's too thin add more powdered sugar.


4 comments:

jeaniedb said...

these pics turned out great! the colors, the theme, the treats and the way you decorated were fantastic!!!!what a super fun party it was! what a lucky birthday girl to have a cool mom like you! happy birthday kenna!

Cathy Woodruff said...

I can't believe she is nine! Happy Birthday! Cute party!

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