Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Decoration Dream Birthday

Last weekend I celebrated my birthday with some friends ♥
We ate and chatted and played a few rounds of lolita themed Scattergories and a pin the trumpet on the Melody Toy bunny. If you didn't notice already, my theme for the day was Angelic Pretty!

Thanks to my dear friends for making it such a lovely day ♥

Please be aware that the following is mostly rambling about food....


Egg Salad, Cucumber and Mint, Cucumber, Ham and Cheese
and Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Asparagus, Ham and Cheese Rose Quiches

Iced Heart Cookies
Cruller Doughtnuts
Musk Jellies
Sweetheart Cookie Pops
Pastel Meringue Drops
White and Milk Chocolate Freckles

Decoration Dream Cake

Pink Lemonade with Jelly
Iron Goddess Oolong with Cucumber, Melon and Mint

Assorted Tea Buffet

 Thali and I did our best to recreate some sweets from AP prints. Some things unfortunately didn't make it through, and others ended up being something a bit different, but overall I was happy with how our spread turned out.

Thali and I worked on the cake together. I want to say we decided on some things (such as the filling) but some things were by chance- such as when you make a large bowl of creme patisserie because you have an abundance of egg yolks.

The cake was our master piece! It was based off of the decoration dream cake (you can see it below) though we altered it because I don't think either of us wanted to tackle a three tier cake.

Our cake consisted of two vanilla buttercake layers, filled with cream and creme patisserie. The icing was an italian meringue buttercream, that almost made me cry because it almost didn't come together and then when it did was the silkiest, smoothest thing. I am all about a nice texture in my food. our decorations were our little hand decorated decoration dream pony cookies, and our royal icing and sprinkle decorations. For the cookies, I actually used a translation of the recipe from one of the Angelic Pretty mooks. It was actually very good! Things kept relatively the right shape, which is important when you are trying to ice a pony.


The rest of our little sweets buffet included; iced cookies based on Wonder Cookie, little jellies based on Jewellery Jelly and cruller doughnuts (baked, not fried, so more of a straight up cream puff in a doughnut shape) based on Little Bear's Cafe. The jellies were agar, with a little musk flavour- but after all the other sweets, if you didn't eat them first they actually didn't taste like much... the crullers I filled with more of my creme patisserie and dipped in chocolate. 

We also made up cookie pops which were the wonder cookie biscuits filled with a (very fake sweets tasting, thank you Japan) strawberry ganache (saved by Lauren's quick thinking) and dipped in a milk chocolate. Thali also made freckles (chocolate buttons with sprinkles) and I made my first ever these-actually-turned-out-the-way-they-were-supposed-to meringues! We threw in strawberries for good measure, sometimes you need something a little bit refreshing.

I didn't really get photos of savouries, but rest assured that the sandwich assortment and quiches (baked in my rose bundt cupcake tin) did not survive the day. We made up two drinks, one was a pink lemonade with jelly and the other was an oolong tea Thali recently bought me called Iron Goddess, mixed with my homemade cucumber and honeydew melon syrup and mint and we had a cream hot tea. And after all that, Thali set up a hot tea buffet with a number of her favourite teas~

I was very happy with how our little spread turned out, despite some anxious moments. But who needs to focus on that anyway?


We had a small corner set up with some of my AP novelties and postcards. I pretty much left my coordinate from my recent post on the mannequin and tucked it there too. And Thali made me adorable AP themed bunting that I will keep forever ♥

I took the opportunity to wear Lucienne Dream with Thali. As a onepiece, it was easy enough to slip on for both of us. I pinned up parts of my hair and clipped in the rose and feather piece I used with the bonnet et voilà~ I also pinned the rosette Jordi made to me on as soon as I got it ♥  

I think that there is not much more to ramble about, it was a good day, and I was very spoilt. I count myself very lucky for my friends here and I hope they enjoyed themselves (and also enjoyed learning that there is an AP print called 'Original Print').

Have a lovely weekend ♥


  1. Omg the little Jewellery Jellies are AMAZING! You should send some of these photos to AP or something, I think they would find it adorable! <3

    1. Haha, thanks! Maybe senpai will notice me? (probably not, haha)

  2. Wow, the food looks amazing! I'm glad you had a great time. Happy late birthday! <3

  3. OMG your entire party looks amazing! I adore the idea of having a brand themed party and using their prints/motifs!

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to work with, I think next year I'll do something simpler though, haha.

  4. Oh my gosh, that cake is amazing! Its sounds like you had a lovely party :)
    <3 Sarah | Oh So Kawaii

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    1. Thank you! I was really grateful for Thali's help with it ♥