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A very good friend of mine’s daughter was leaving for New Mexico for dance school last year. They wanted to throw her a surprise going away party, so she asked me if I could come up with a cake and cookie set that incorporated her passion for dance, but also New Mexico and hot air balloons.
The catch? McKenna doesn’t love icing! So I had to keep the cake light with a whipped frosting and we did fresh fruit between the layers.
What’s a hot air balloon without clouds?
Or New Mexico without cacti?!
The cake seriously came out so cute! Sometimes simple really is more fun! (sometimes 🙂 ) *I used my Cricut and some shiny gold card stock to cut out her name and personalize it a bit more.
For the cookies, we went with cacti and balloons too, but also added some plaques in with her name and silhouettes of her dancing (These are from actual photos of her!).
I absolutely loved the way that these came out, and thoroughly enjoyed creating them for her. What a special way to send off!