When my sister announced she was pregnant, I cried tears of joy. I was beyond excited that I was finally going to be an aunt and that my daughter, Kaydence, will have someone to play with and grow up with. The minute I held my nephew Milo, I couldn’t wait to fulfill my auntie duties and spoil him rotten.
A month ago we celebrated his first birthday. Oh how time flies! My sister decided to have a Yo-Gabba-Gabba themed party because Milo loves him some Yo-Gabba-Gabba. There’s something about this show that’s so addicting. Maybe it’s the dancey dance clips or the catchy songs but it’s pretty entertaining to watch. I admit, I’ll sit down and watch the show myself too. Try watching it, you might like it.
Our house became Yo-Gabba-Gabba headquarters as everyone in my family prepared for the big day. There are so many details and lots of awesomeness to share that I have to break this post into two parts. Of course, this first post is dedicated to the dessert table and cake.
Although the theme was YGG my sister didn’t want to go overboard with having the characters everywhere so we focused more on the character colors. Milo loves DJ Lance and Plex so my primary colors for the dessert table were orange and yellow. I added little pops of red, blue, green, and pink for the other characters. I wanted to keep the table simple but loaded with lots of YGG impact.
On the menu….Red velvet cake pops. Instead of plain lollipop sticks, I used striped paper straws that I purchased from Sweet Lulu, to match the character colors.
Since there were a lot of one year old’s at the party, I added animal crackers and goldfish crackers (not pictured) to the table. I made the cups and the front cutouts using my Cricut Expression. The paper was a lucky find from Michaels. It screamed YGG and fit my color scheme so well.
The main attraction for the table was the cake. I’m usually giddy with delight when I see my cake completed and all put together but this one got me really excited. I wanted to showcase everything popular about YGG. From the main characters to the popular “Party in my Tummy’ veggies, I wanted them all on the cake. So I decided to keep the base of the cake plain and started sculpting away.
All the characters were sculpted out of a fondant/gumpaste mix. I have to give a big-shout to my intern in training, my hubby Jazper. He helped me make some of the characters and for a first timer, I think he did a fabulous job. The cake was chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache and raspberry buttercream filling, covered with swiss meringue buttercream tinted in orange.
Where’s DJ Lance? He had his own spot on Milo’s smash cake. Milo had the pleasure of meeting DJ Lance at last year’s Comic Con and came home with the topper I used for the cake. It fit perfectly!!!
All photos except otherwise noted were taken by Miguel Vasconcellos.