The big day is finally here and excitement levels have reached their peak. It's the Tree Fu Tom twitter party today from 4-6pm. What you may not know is that for a select group of bloggers (including me), it's not just a Twitter party, it's a simultaneous real life party - gulp ! We've received a fabulous box of goodies to give away to guests, I've read and memorised the party plan and we've just spent an hour getting all the Tree Fu Tom-themed party food ready.
There was a pack of fairy cakes in the party pack but the Madhouse Mini-testers wanted to make another batch of Mango Muffins to share with their friends too. We topped them with some green leaves cut out of icing.
I had the (good) idea of making leaf-shaped pizzas, to stay on the Tree Fu Tom theme.
The Madhouse Mini-Testers had the (bad) idea of making Tree Fu Tom and Twigs shaped pizzas. I did tell them that we wouldn't see the faces that they drew on them once the toppings were added but they wouldn't listen !!
Hmmm can you recognise Twigs in here somewhere?
And even if I tried to put the tomato slices in the right places for eyes, a nose and a mouth, this bears no resemblence to Tree Fu Tom (except for the hair !). But it doesn't really matter as they'll be chopped into slices anyway !
My leaf one did come out well, even if I say so myself !!
I'll be making a platter of raw vegetable sticks with some dips at the last minute (so that they don't dry out). These went down very well the last time we made them (here).
I have to say, we were all very impressed with the pièce de résistance - a rather fabulous star-shaped Tree Fu Tom cake that we made ! Sophie and her friend helped with cutting the shapes out of ready-roll icing and we were all very pleased with how it turned out. They even rubbed "pink dust" food colouring into his cheeks to give him a healthy glow ! (We raided the Baking Mad hamper that we won for the ready-to-roll icing and chocolate letters.)
All we have to do now is wait for the guests to arrive ! See you there hopefully - follow #treefutomtoys on twitter and you could win some lovely prizes.
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