Monday, February 20, 2012

PINspiration Blog Hop ~ Jasmine Themed Birthday Party

PINspiration Blog HopToday I am joining in the PINspiration Blog Hop hosted by Amy over at Disney Living.  It is a great way to show how something you found on Pinterest has inspired you to create something at home.

When I first learned of Pinterest, in all honesty, I completely avoided it.  This was due to the fact that I knew I would love it, that's right love . . . and I do!  It is such an amazing tool to organize the things I find online.  This week I have started searching for ideas for a Princess Jasmine party for Hayley's sixth birthday, which will be this summer.  I have found some great ideas for cakes, but also I found a lot of party supplies that I didn't even know existed.  Did you know you can even purchase a Jasmine themed jumpy house?  I had no idea, but I know if I could find a place to rent that from, it would make Hayley's entire birthday.

Photo from Designer Cakes by Janet
What I have found the most inspiration from on Pinterest is the selection of cakes available.  I make all my children's birthday cakes, so I am constantly searching for new ideas.  I have found several cakes that I would love to recreate, but there is one that absolutely caught my attention.  It is a Jasmine and Aladdin cake by Designer Cakes by Janet.

As I looked over the cake, I already knew how to make some of the elements.  But for the Jasmine and Aladdin pieces, I will be able to use my Cricut Cake machine and the Cricut cartridge Dreams Come True.  This cartridge has images of all the characters from the Aladdin movie, as well as plenty of icons to choose from such as the magic lamp, Jasmine's jewelry, a magic carpet and more.  These would make it very easy to add elements of the movie right onto the cake, since my skills with frosting and fondant in this area are a little lacking!  Being able to use the Cricut would make this much easier.  To see all the Jasmine "treasures" I have discovered go to my Jasmine Themed Birthday Party Pinterest Board.

I have used my Cricut machine before to create cakes, such as my Minnie Mouse Birthday cake for Emily.  The great thing about using the Cricut to make items for the cake is that I can also use those images to coordinate our favor bags, invitations, thank cards and any other party supply we might use.  If you are looking to purchase the Disney Dreams Come True cartridge, it is retired, but I have seen them pop up on ebay, and I know my local Joann's store was still carrying them last time I visited.  It has become a well used (though somewhat more challenging than others) cartridge, because it includes images of not just Jasmine, but also Belle, Ariel and Pocahontas.

How has a Pinterest find inspired you this week?

Make sure you head over to Disney Living's PINspiration Blog Hop and added in your project or just hop over to see who else has shared their PINspiration!


DisneyDonnaKay said...

I cannot wait to see the party!! :)

Beth D. said...

I wish it was sooner because after seeing all these Jasmine cakes, I want to get started! :-)

Amy@DisneyLiving said...

I'm a cake nerd too, and this one is beautiful. I can't wait to see your version! Thanks for linking up Beth!

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Thanks for hosting, Amy! I love finding cakes. I have almost every Wilton Cake Decorating Yearbook since the 70s (my moms). I love looking through them, and now being able to go online, especially pinterest and find things all in one place . . . I am in heaven! :-)

DebSays said...

That is going to be a beautiful birthday party! You are so talented!!

Beth D. said...

Thanks, Deb!  I love making cakes.  I need more opportunities to practice, though more practice means more cake, which means more calories which means more exercise! LOL! I am excited to get started though!