I've been working all week, getting ready for our annual lake neighborhood party.Â This year, our theme is the 50's.Â Â I've made diner and drive-in signs, planned games,Â and today, I made a great party cake.Â The directions rated the cake as "easy", but it wasn't.Â Simple is not the same as easy.Â I'm pleased with the results.
Player arm and center are made from Tootsie Rolls. They can be rolled flat and are as pliable as clay. Knobs are butterscotch and cinnamon candies and Tootsie Rolls. Colorful decorator frosting and m&m's add color. Sugar, dyed with black food coloring, provides the sparkles. Record groovesÂ were made with tined utensil from Pampered Chef.Â The needle is a toothpick.
I used a large, round cake pan.Â Â I covered cardboard with foil and added the record player "knobs", player arm and music notes.Â Bill helped me with some of the technical details.Â We're a good team.
I'll post a photo essay from the 50's party after the weekend.Â Our parties are always fun,Â and this one should be, too.Â Check back next week to see the pictures.Â I'll be wearing a poodle skirt....
I've posted photo essays from our past parties here on Gather:
The western party:
The pirate party: