On Sunday, we had a Pig Invasion Party for my BB's 6th birthday party. My daughter is obsessed with these little Green Piggies (a la Angry Birds) and now has a total of 14 green stuffed pigs. She's given them all special names, each has a special place in her room and they are her "brothers and sisters" (she's a crack up).
For her Pig Invasion cake, I made a yellow cake with creamy buttercream icing that was covered in fondant and pigs galore. Everything (with the exception of the cake boards) was completely edible, from the giant moon rock craters to the wood, ice / glass and stone planks. All of the figurines were painstakingly made in fondant and had to meet my boss's (aka the birthday girl) approval.
The cake design is loosely based on some of the levels from Angry Birds Space which was both fun and a challenge to bring to life in cake. I incorporated her 11 Green Pigs, 1 BB Pig (to her specifications since it's her of course) and 4 random pigs.
This is BB Pig (above) with "King Pickles", her favorite of the bunch. And what kind of party would it be without a birthday cake, presents and desserts galore? In total she had 5 presents, birthday cake with 6 candles, donuts, ice cream, cookies, eclairs, lollipops and soft pretzels.
I have to say, this set up was my hubby's idea and I wish I had gotten a better shot of it. He placed the pigs on a riser of sorts made out of the mini wooden planks I'd made out of fondant. And of course, more yummy desserts were sprinkled around them! I'm surprised those pigs didn't eat any of the sweets before the party started but I'm sure it had to do with the fact that everyone was eyeballin' them during the party.
The TNT boxes were some of my favorites! Unlike the planks, these aren't solid and were built piece by piece which I think gives them a bit more charm. Boom baby! And since I couldn't find any mini letter cutters that would work I had to individually cut each out with my trusty exacto blade and I'm so thankfully none of the letters were curved or I would have been toast.
If you look closely, you'll see some of the mini edible glitter stars that I found online and stuck to the cake. I had to add each one by one and I swear, by the time I was adding the stars it was at least 3am (the night before the party) and I was going cross eye'd, but at least they came out well!
And look, mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle cone! Not my baby's favorite flavor but since I was doing the work I figured I had earned the right to add something I liked, ya know?
Here she is in all her cakey spacey piggy glory. I absolutely loved how it came out and BB was so happy as well which makes all of those late nights working on mini fondant pigs, planks and sweeties worth it. Happy 6th Birthday, love!