Our grand daughter Sophie turned four on October 18th. She celebrated with her friends on Sunday with a Princess themed party. Currently her *most favourite* show and her*most favourite* books are those of Princess Sofia the First so, when she received a Princess Sofia the First doll from her parents she was over the moon with delight.
Her party included her little friends arriving dressed as either Royal Knights or Princesses and Miss Sophie, wide-eyed with excitement and anticipation was a gracious hostess to each of them.
The Evil Flying Dragon (played by her sister Ella) kept the young ones entertained throughout a scavenger hunt that sent them scrambling to uncover the clues that would lead them to the Princess’ cache of stolen goods taken by the Dragon and return them to their rightful owner.
Once the treasured items were gathered and returned, the kids mixed up a magic potent (mixed fruit drinks and fresh berries) to ward off any evil that may try to harm the Princess. Gathered together at the royal dining table they toasted each other’s bravery while facing down the Evil Dragon as they feasted on pizza, fresh fruit and veggies before finishing off their celebration with a hefty slice of birthday cake. Of course it was decorated with Princesses and Royal Steeds!
Princess themed decorated sugar cookies were a part of the goody bags that each child went home with along with their own hand-made and hand decorated cardboard Knight Swords and Princess Tiaras.
The Princess Tiara cookies were the quickest to decorate and as I did not have a tiara or crown cookie cutter I re-fashioned a large dinosaur cutter and *poof* like magic, it worked!
The cookie was outlined and flooded with light pink piping and flood icing.
When the flood icing had dried completed, white piping icing was used to outline the pattern of the tiara.
White piping icing was the used to dot the entire tiara pattern.
Lightly brush white luster dust mixed with a small bit of alcohol (vodka) over all the white piping design for a little sheen.
The Princess Sofia the First cookies and the Knight’s Helmet cookies were done using my Kopykake projector. After finding images on-line, printing them out and re-sizing them, I traced the designs onto the cookies with a black edible marker.
The cookies were then outlined with black piping icing.
Flood icing was then used to fill in the Knight’s Helmets (sky blue for the feathers and grey for the helmet). Copper & brown icing was mixed together for the Princess’ hair and sky blue icing was used for her dress.
The next day when all the cookies had dried completely, the finishing details were added. The Knight’s Helmets and feathers were detailed using a black edible marker as were the Princess’ eyes, together with blue. Brown edible marker was used for her eyebrows and red for her mouth. White piping icing was used to make her tiara and the beaded design on her dress. Silver luster dust was used using the same method as noted above for the tiaras to add some sheen to the helmets and give them that metallic look.
How about you? Is there a little one you know who loves anything to do with Princess Sofia the First?