I love themed parties. They are such a great chance to stretch the creativity, try something new, and they are just so much fun! We had a whole party of Pinstrosities sent to us from Rav from her "Monster"ous party...it was a graveyard smash.
The Original Pins
My hats off to Rav, those are quite the pins to be pursuing. I love the go-get-'em-ness!
Here's how Rav's turned out:
|"Hmmmmmm...didn't even make it out of the tupperware container. Couldn't find green ice-cream cones, the eyes all fell off and it was a super windy day in the park so they would have all blown away anyway."|
While I still love how they turned out, there are a few things that could help get the desired look.
- I have only seen green ice cream cones a few times in the grocery store, and there were only 6 or so in the box (along with pinks and browns), so you'd have to buy quite a few boxes to get enough green ice cream cones if you did it that way.
- Regardless of the color of the cone, the decorations will make or break these little guys. One way to get the desired look is eye placement. If you look in the original picture, the eyes are down on the narrow end of the cone rather than up on the wide end. This will give the look of filling the monsters head a little more (and if you are using the green cones it will help give that tall Frankenstein-ish forehead).
- To get a similar eye look without having to order candy eyes, use mini candies and a good glob of white frosting to stick them on.
|Rav told us the original pinspiration was "Far beyond our culinary capabilities but this little cake turned out super cute anyhoo."|
Honestly, I love this monster cake; so cute and creative! The other cake would have scared me off too.
|"I actually think these have more 'personality' and they were very delicious."|
The only way to get exactly the look of the original pin on this one is to have the same decorating supplies. I think Rav did excellent with these; they resemble the original pin and still look like monsters, but they have their own personality, as Rav said herself.