It was store bought and store decorated. The party was at a local Bounce University, and there was a superhero theme. There was no time for creativity. There was a huge snow storm in February last year. My father-in-law died, and my daughter was exceedingly busy with this tiny angel:
(disguised as a “bat baby!”) My grand daughter, Vivien was born on Feb 1, 2014, in the late evening, just like her brother. I had had a wonderful day at the annual Needlearts Extravaganza in Statesville, NC, so I was not too far away. I arrived in time to meet my granddaughter and find my grandson running a fever. He had the flu. I have said that I held him and rocked him all night the night he was born, and again, all night, the night his sister was born.
Now, with that said, this is my craft blog, not my grandma blog (oooh, a grandma blog! great idea!) I don’t see how I can post about things I make or do for my grandchildren without including them. I shall try to control myself!
I want to share the beautiful job she did on my grandson’s birthday cake that same year: She bought a basic white cake with white buttercream, then added vanilla wafer crumb sand and colored blue Cool-Whip waves. She molded that shark from fondant herself, and beached it on the cake!
My daughter also embedded red gummy sharks in blue Jello and added Cool-Whip waves. I was able to give her a couple of tips because of something I tried with my students. I poured warm blue Jello over gummy fish, using only one orange one (for finding Nemo!) When the Jello set up, the gummies rose, belly-up, to the top; they took on a rubbery texture, and their color bled into the “water!” I covered the whole dish with whip cream waves, and it was edible (hungry eighth graders will eat just about anything!) Unless you want your creation to look like a toxic waste dump, let Jello set, and then push in any gummies you choose to use! Serve them soon, before they “bleed out!”
was a big hit! I got his curtains finished in time, too! More photos to follow soon!