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!

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 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
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.


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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