Trenton had his sights set on a shark themed 5th birthday party ever since he sat glued to the TV watching Shark Week last summer.
Thankfully the only requirement he had to make it a “shark party” was a shark cake. And good thing. Because this mom of a two week old baby did not feel like going all pinterest-y with party décor. Tables covered with blue table cloths. That was the extent of my decorating.
But I did search Pinterest for cake and snack ideas. And came up with this -
The shark was pretty easy. For complete instructions, visit HERE or HERE. One tip that neither of these sites mentioned was how to make gray icing. Gray is hard when it comes to icing (which is why last years moon cake was such a dark gray). Add a little black paste to white icing, and it turns lavender-ish. But add in a bit of yellow too, and it makes a nice gray!
Too bad I didn’t make an alien shark – with 6 eyes and 3 mouths. Of course those were the parts that pretty much every kid at the party wanted!
And stay tuned for some cuteness later this week. Newborn photos are on their way!