I am so excited to be able to feature today the fireman dessert table I did for my son Sam's third birthday. It debuted on Sweet Designs, the blog by Amy Atlas Events, last week because I am so inspired by their work and thrilled whenever one of our tables can be featured.
Last year, we did a fishing themed birthday party because his interests changed daily and fishing is such an important part of our family life. But this year, a fire truck party was the way to go because Sam is obsessed with them. (And all trucks/tractors.) Andrew designed a newFirefighting Fun Collection and it formed the basis for the feel of the party and all of the decor. I also have to thank some of fabulous vendors that I regularly order from -- Edible Details, I'm with Cupcake and The Cake Box -- for playing a huge part in making Sam's party a blast.
When I asked Edible Details to provide hose nozzles so that I could make licorice fire hoses, we had no idea how it would work. They actually turned out to be one of my favorite things on the table.
I ordered this cake from a local cake shop, The Cake Box. I work with them because they are fabulous to deal with. The flavor is called "The Elvis" and has become a favorite with me and my friends. It's banna cake with peanut butter icing. (Get it?) To make the cake extra tall, a styrofoam cake dummy was placed under the real cake and the entire thing was covered in fondant.
The fondant cake tops -- the fire truck and flames -- were ordred from one of my favorite vendors, Edible Details. They did an amazing job of replicating the fire truck in our collection. I couldn't have been more pleased.
I had planned this table with the idea of using blue jello in the buckets but ended up going with blue jelly beans instead. I actually think that was the better choice in terms of the "real world." While the jello would have looked more like water, I didn't like the idea of eating it out of these favor buckets.
This little polymer dalmatian and fire hydrant were purchased from Arts in Hand. I have ordered from her a couple of times now. She's fantastic to deal with and the results of her handy work couldn't be cuter!
I purchased these cookies from Sweeties by Kim. They're actually sold as "cow print" cookies. Shhhhhhhhhh. I actually didn't get to taste them but I was told they were awesome. I refilled the plate twice and they were gone as quick as I had them out.
Again, these fire house cupcakes were a bit of a team effort! Edible Details created the fondant fire flame cupcake toppers, the Cake Box created the cupcakes and we inserted it all into our fire house cupcake wrappers.
I really wanted to do something neat with the utensils as I have seen so many great ideas on Pinterest. So I came up with this packaging idea. It worked well and was used for the whole BBQ not just dessert.
Printables, Styling, Photography: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Fondant Cake and Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Polymer Dalmatian: Arts in Hand
Dalmatian Oreos: Sweeties by Kim
Party Supplies: I'm With Cupcake