A Team Umizoomi birthday mission!

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This weekend saw us celebrate both the wee girl’s and the 4yo’s birthdays! With birthdays exactly two weeks apart, we decided to invite friends over just once for a party, rather than twice, and celebrate the birthdays together!

Having said that; there was cake last weekend for the wee girl, there will be cake next weekend for the 4 (soon to be 5)yo, and there will be cake again when we have his ‘school’ party… Next year I’m going to work out how I can do all these different parties together!

Having decided that I was going to make all the ‘treats’ myself, I do like a challenge; I needed a theme. Thankfully both the wee girl and the 4yo love Team Umizoomi. So, that set my colour theme and gave me a start on the cake.

I wanted to have a tea party, with little treats and cakes, as well as the big cake. So, I made cupcakes and ‘top hats’ (which I remember making as a child!).

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I also made Marshmallow lollipops (an idea I stole from my sister!). Pop a marshmallow on a lollipop stick. Melt some chocolate (in this case I used white chocolate drops); I used the microwave and did it in 30 second blasts. Dip the end of the marshmallow in melted chocolate and then dip into your sprinkle of choice! Again, taking a tip from my sister, I pierced holes on an egg box and stood the lollipops upright to set.

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I liked the idea of using chocolate fingers around the main cake, I had seen a few cakes like this on other blogs and on Pinterest. I then found a cake that combined this with M&Ms, which fitted perfectly with the colour theme. I cheated and used a mix for the cake, there are only so many hours in the day, and made two layers sandwiched with raspberry jam and buttercream. I used a vanilla frosting and then put Kit Kat fingers around the outside, leaving small gaps so that we could cut slices. I added figures of Milly, Geo and Bot (yes, I know the names of the characters…) that we already had and made shooting stars from foam stickers and florists wire; and hey presto, I had a Team Umizoomi cake!

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It was a wonderful party, the wee girl and the 4yo had a great time. Everyone enjoyed themselves; there was plenty of food, the children all played nicely together; the adults got the chance for a bit of a natter; it was exceptionally loud!

The wee girl and the 4yo loved their cake! So much so, that I failed to get a single photo of them with it where they’re not jumping around in excitement!

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Another lovely afternoon :)

I am so grateful for the group of friends that we have made over here, who help us to celebrate these special events. It’s tough when you’re away from home; and family. Each birthday, each celebration, is touched by those missing. But, our friends here make sure that the kids (and us!) always have a fabulous time.

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87 thoughts on “A Team Umizoomi birthday mission!”

  1. Wow Sara that cake (and everything else!) looks amazing!! I have to admit my heart sank when I read the words Team Umizoomi – I can’t stand it! – but I was pleasantly surprised and inspired by your creative endeavours! X

    1. I’m learning to tune it out! We watch a lot of it… I don’t actually mind it too much, there are definitely worse programmes (wait till you have to endure the stuff aimed at 8/9/10 year olds…!).

  2. awww Sara firstly that cake looks AMAZING!! i am also in awe at your party cakes, top hats and marshmallow pops! they are all super!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    p.s i have 2 weeks between mine too :-)

  3. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    Wow what an amazing day and you did so well making all those yummy treats! Loving the look of the marshmallow lollies! gorgeous photos of the two of them looking so happy too :) xx #magicmoments #whatsthestory

  4. That is such a fabulous cake! In fact, all of your treats look amazing. Happy birthday to your two little ones :)

  5. Oh wow Sara that cake is something else. You’re so talented with all your baking and craft skills (not together obviously!). Team Umizoomi is brilliant and how wonderful it worked for both of them. I hope they had the best time at the weekend, I’m sure it was ace. Thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    1. Thank you Charly, I enjoy it :) Everyone had a great weekend… Now I just need to come up with another cake idea for next weekend!

    1. Thanks Lou, it really isn’t quite the same; but the kids had a blast and that’s the important thing x

  6. I’m sure they had a wonderful time, and I love the cake and the pops! How did you make the Umizoomi characters? #MagicMoments

    1. Thank you! I cheated for the characters; I had fondant icing ready to go, but then thought I would print them out on card (one less job!), but then we gave the wee girl some Umizoomi bath shapes for her birthday and they were the perfect size! Stuck them to a lollipop stick and popped them on :)

  7. Wicked World of Lucas

    What a fab birthday party and the cake and treat look awesome and VERY yummy. Love the marshmallow lollipops. Hapy Birthday guys – Lucas sends you MEGA High-5’s xx #magicmoments ‘whatsthestory

  8. You continue to impress me with your whole families creative. This looks amazing. From the marshmellow tipped I am so stealing this idea, to the kitkat cake, that’s awesome! Both a big Happy birthday to wee girl and 4 yo they are so very lucky. I hope they had fun and got spoiled in the process. Just lovely.

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  10. What an amazing cake, although it’s your creativity and patience with the marshmallows that impresses me the most! Think their faces in the blowing out the candle picture says it all. #TastyTuesdays.

  11. This all looks pretty spectacular to be honest! Love the colours, and the use of kitkat fingers!! :) looks like a fab time was had by all. Well done mum! :)

  12. You did such a great job with the cake, cupcakes and marshmallows, they look fab! I bet the little ones were really pleased. Mel #TastyTuesdays

  13. HI, what an amazing job !!! I would love to know how you made the cake toppers, I want to make it the same :) Thank you in advance .

    1. I’m so sorry, I’ve just seen this comment! The Umizoomi characters came from a set of bath shapes and the stars are foam stickers threaded onto florist wire.

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