Karen contacted me at the beginning of this year to discuss her 40th Birthday Party. She lives in a beautiful part of the world, Thirroul, and her party theme was "Balinese".
Karen's brief to me was, a Bali theme! Open slate for the rest! So I opted for what makes me think of Bali - thatched huts, bali flags, sandstone statues, tiki torches, fabric lounges and of course the beach!
The hut was made from styrofoam and given a Bali treatment and given a thatched roof as well as some wooden supports and wooden floor boards. A traditional fabric balinese mat was under the hut as well as a sandstone statue. Tiki torches provided the actual candles for the cake. The bali flags are paper (this cake needed to travel several hours). At the last minute I decided to add in a pair of legs diving into the waves!
Apart from the hut structure and the bali flags, the entire cake and its decorations are all edible. The cake is a chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache.
I think I could easily jet off to Bali right now!
and I can see myself lounging here right now also!
Happy 40th Birthday Karen!