My house has recovered. You can see the kitchen table, new toys have found homes in various places, and all the dishes are finally cleaned. I spent 2 1/2 days cleaning (well, I spent a little bit of time over 2 1/2 days) cleaning my house to have a party and then spent another day cleaning up after the party. Why do we do that? I dont know why I ask that question every time we host a party because regardless of the answer, I will still clean for the party and then clean up after the party.
Anyways.........the birthday party was a success. The kids had an Easter Egg hunt and had a great time. The adults enjoyed the adult Dora beverage---Margaritas!!!! Yummy! The party continued long after Grandma and Grandpa and all the kids went home!
And here, my internet friends, is the Dora Cake that I VERY proud of! The cake spent 30 minutes in the oven, then 3 hours to completely cool. Only after it was cool did I spent a solid HOUR with my brand new icing bag with various tips to create my Dora masterpiece. The icing was all white when I started so each color had to be dyed, mixed, loaded into the icing bag, and then applied to the cake. I had pink, brown, and tan dye on my hands until this morning! But, what a cake!!!! (Take a close look cause I am not sure that you will see this kind of work from me on a cake again anytime soon!).