I bought all pink, white and red lollies/sweets for on the table and in the party bags.
This is my new Maling bowl. I absolutely love Maling lustre ware and wished that I had a bit more of the pink colourway to use at the party. Oh well, I'll just have to throw myself on that grenade and buy a little more ;P
I made the jelly so it was reminiscent of a strawberry - you know, red on the bottom and green on the top. I think I need to get out more!
I made vanilla cupcakes and strawberrified them too; just in case any children did not like the chocolate birthday cake.
B3 actually wanted a 'dolly varden' style birthday cake; the one where you place a doll in the middle of a large, froofy cake skirt. There is a Strawberry Shortcake hard plastic doll available which would have been large enough but unfortunately she was not available on the Islands so I had to make do with a Strawberry shaped cake.
This was sssooo easy to do. I just used a heart shaped tin and a double batch of cake mix, as the tin is quite large. I sliced off the top of the cake to give it a flatter surface and got busy with the piping bag. I try never to make red icing due to the quantity of food colouring required. If you don't add enough you end up with a very dark pink. I did not pipe the icing all the way to the bottom edge of the cake as I knew I wanted to place fresh strawberries around it and the berries would have become quite sticky covered in icing.