Ds's trashy birthday party ;) *pic heavy*
So, I made a post a few months ago asking for food ideas that went with our outdoor/camping themed birthday party and was told it was trashy that I wasn't serving a meal..just to explain my title. lol Everyone thought it was awesome! I had way too much food, in spite of me being so horrible and not serving a meal, and I got a lot of compliments on the decorations and the cake. :)
You can see the favors in the peat planter things and kind of see the bugs I made out of easter eggs and pipe cleaners.
Cake everyone said was super yummy.
I thought I got a pic of the whole spread but I didn't. :( You can kind of see the trail mix bar (sticks, rocks, bugs, mud, etc.)
Ds had a blast, his friends had a blast and the adults all said it was really cute. ;)
Cake recipe, since a few people have asked:
I bought a cake mix. Imo, the taste of homemade isn't that much different than a box when it comes to cake so I saved myself some time, trouble and money and bought a milk chocolate cake mix. I made homemade frosting though using this as my base:
But, I wanted a more chocolatey frosting than that so I added about 1/8 cup more cocoa powder and backed off the powdered sugar (probably about a cup less). I would just slowly mix in until you have the flavor you want. :)
VERY IMPORTANT: You HAVE to put the oreo crumbles on before the frosting sets and gets that thin little ''crust'' on it!!!
I scraped off the middles of oreos, crushed them and pressed them into the top and sides of the cake then added Willy Wonka bugs to it.