|My Dr Seuss Dessert Table|
Here are a few of the things I did to create my Dr Seuss Dessert Table:
I used my Red Velvet cake and a packet of Betty Crocker's vanilla cake. I made one of each and cut them in half making sure each layer was 2cm high. I don't usually fill my cakes with cream cheese frosting but I felt like it (and it was my party after all) so I did! It turned out pretty runny (it was warm in my house) but words cannot describe how delicious this cake tasted!
|Red Velvet and Vanilla Striped Cake|
The top tier was a display cake which I covered in blue fondant and made "Fish" to go on top, after I made him I drew all over him to make him look just like the book!
|Cat in the Hat Cake|
The bottom tier I covered in white fondant and measured out red fondant strips to about 4cm and "glued" them to the cake using vodka (it evaporates, don't worry!)
|A Little Slice of Heaven!|
The cupcakes were a yummy white chocolate recipe, I will have to share this with you one day! I found some great red and white striped cupcake cases and used these, however, the oiliness of the white choc decided to make my cases look a bit yucky so I popped them into another case to really bring out the colours. I then coloured some icing (I used my leftover and very very soft cream cheese frosting) bright blue and piped swirls on top.
|Dr Seuss Cupcakes|
Other ideas: Make Thing 1 and Thing 2, by putting blue candyfloss on top and making little "Thing 1" "Thing 2" labels (like they have on their shirts.)
I really wanted a lovely blue colour and I got the EXACT colour I wanted by mixing half a packet of blueberry jelly with half a packet of lemonade jelly. I didn't want my shots to be TOO alcoholic so I used these quantities:
|Jelly Shot Ingredients|
1 packet of jelly (half and half blueberry and lemonade)
1 1/4 C Boiling Water
3/4 C Vodka
When the water has cooled slightly, add the vodka and pour into shot glasses.
|Vodka Jelly Shots|
Of course you can make these non-alcoholic for kids parties. I also made non alcoholic ones and put red shark lollies inside them when they were almost set. These went down really well too...so well that I didn't get any photos! Oops!
If you ever see these adorable little popcorn boxes BUY THEM! I just happened to find mine at a store I was buying my decorations from! Make popcorn from scratch or buy it in a bag in advance then fill popcorn boxes.
|Stripey Popcorn Boxes|
If you're having a Dr Seuss party you HAVE to have green eggs! I used a recipe from the Edmonds Cookbook, but you can find plenty of devilled eggs recipes online, then just colour the yolk mixture green and pipe it into the egg whites. You can serve these as they are (they look very effective) or even add ham! (everyone asks where the ham is!)
8 Hard Boiled Eggs
1t Curry Powder
2-3 T Mayonnaise
Green food colouring
Shell eggs, cut in half, remove yolks and place in a bowl.
Add curry powder, mayo and salt to taste and mash together until creamy. Add green colouring until you reach the desired colour.
Spoon mixture into a piping bag and pipe back into the egg whites.
I found a great store that sells almost every colour paper lantern so I bought some in red and blue and hung them from the ceiling. If you can't find lanterns, streamers are a great idea too!
|My Dr Seuss Dessert Table|
I also found some funky red spiral things that are used for decoration in vases, these were PERFECT and the whole bunch only cost me $2! I displayed these on a table which also had some Dr Seuss books and Horton Hears a Who playing constantly (on mute!)
|Dr Seuss Table|
The other (cute) thing I did, was make flags for straws. I had these cute red and white striped straws which were perfect for a Dr Seuss dessert table so I just made some labels on Word, I glued them in place on the straws. Everybody loved these!
|Stripey Straws with Flags|
So there you have it! A Dr Seuss dessert table, made easy! There are SO many ideas out there, these are just a few. If you do decide to give it a go I'd love to hear your stories and see photos!