Today I will share some more detail with you about the my son’s first birthday party: a Fire engine Party. The previous post I did on this party includes more photos and an overview of it all. Find it here.
First up, the tin buckets. I bought these already painted, but you can paint your own, just use enamel paint for that. If you can’t get the tin buckets, use plastic beach ones. I used a chalkboard sticker, then cut it using the badge shape printable we had for the cheese puffs. You could paint this too, with chalkboard paint, but the sticker was so much easier!
Next, the pretzel match sticks. These are real easy to make: use pretzel sticks that you break the size you want. Add a little yellow and red food coloring(orange) to white chocolate. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. I used a small bowl inside a big bowl with water. This way the chocolate won’t burn. Dip the ends of the pretzel sticks in the chocolate and place on wax paper in the fridge. Let it set. I used the cute printable designed by Liezel to place the matchsticks in and finished it up with a piece of ribbon.
The balls of fire cake pops were a hit. I used a packet of vanilla muffin mix and added yellow and red food coloring to get the orange tint. These were baked in the silicone cake pop molds. To help keep the sticks in, dip it in a bit of melted chocolate before pressing into the ball. For the icing, I used cream cheese mixed with icing sugar and a yellow coloring. Simply spread from the bottom of the ball, upwards, and then use a pointed item(tooth pick) and lift the edges up so it looks like flames. The stand: I placed playdough in the molds, covered it with the lid, and pressed the pops through the holes into the dough, that way it stood more secure. Pieces of ribbon were used to cover up the mould.
The styrofoam nr.1 I bought pre-cut, painted it red, and added red glitter. Easy enough.
And now for that delicious recipe of Chocolate cookie fudge:
75ml condensed milk
200ml icing sugar
25ml golden syrup
5ml vanilla/caramel essence
Pinch of salt
1 packet Marie Biscuits(any plain type of cookie),crumbled
– Melt the butter, condensed milk, sugars,syrup together(do not boil)
– Add salt and essence
– Mix with crumbled biscuits
– Roll balls, or place in flat dish and cut squares when hard
Remember to hop over to http://www.kidscreativechoas.com to get some Tips and Tricks to plan a(almost) stressfree party!