Secret Agent Party Food & Desserts

Today I’m sharing some pics of the food and dessert we served at our Secret Agent birthday party. Wherever possible I tried to tie the party food in with the theme. The kids drank Truth Serum (water), and ate Secret Sandwiches, Detective Dogs (mini hot dogs), Meat Bombs (meat balls), Spy’s Pies (party pies) and fruit – unfortunately I didn’t think up a clever spy related name for the fruit in time! And the kids had eaten most of the savoury stuff before I thought to take a photo – oops! The food tents and water bottle labels I made using picmonkey.

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Secret Agent Party Invitations

Just a quick one today to show you the invitations we made for our Spy party last year. I created it in PicMonkey and had them printed at Kmart. I cut down regular size manilla folders to slip them into, and included a puzzle for the kids to solve before the party.

Jungle fondant cake toppers

A while ago I offered to make some fondant decorations for a friend to put on her daughters’ birthday cake. There were only two days to go until her party so I said nothing too big that would take a long time to make and dry. Her first thoughts were athletics and gymnastics, which scared me when I imagined making little people in a rush. But then she told me her daughter also loved jungle animals, so we went with that theme – much easier to make animals than people!

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Harry Potter cake

Still working my way through last years cakes, and we’ve made it to DLT1. She was well into reading the Harry Potter series of books, and was a huge fan. So her choice of party theme was a no brainer! Once again, I looked all over the internet for inspiring photos, and once again I was amazed at the talent and imagination of people out there.


I wanted to try my hand at making little fondant people again – I definitely needed more practice after my incredible shrinking pirate! It was a pretty slow and painstaking process, but layer by layer, Harry, Hermione and Ron all started to take shape.


I also had a crack at making Hedwig the owl, a sorting hat, a tiny flying snitch, and a book and wand. I got the colouring wrong for Hedwig’s eyes and beak, but I don’t think the kids noticed! And at the last moment I realised Harry wasn’t wearing glasses – couldn’t have that now could we!!


I decided on a two tier cake {aaah, that reminds me of a 2011 cake I made for Hubs’ 40th. I’ll have to share that later – very funny story there about my first ever attempt at a tiered cake. And four tiers no less!}. The upper tier I covered in fondant, though not my best effort. I didn’t let the cold cake come to room temperature before covering it, and it went all damp and sticky. Not a good look. But luckily I’d made it a marbled shade of grey to make it look a bit like stone. And I pressed little stone shapes into it, so I managed to disguise my mistake fairly well!


The bottom tier was also supposed to be covered in fondant. I was going to do maroon and gold stripes like the Gryffindor school tie. But I was a bit over fondant by that stage, so just used chocolate frosting, and little golden fondant stars. Have you ever tried to mix a maroon colour? Holy cow, I had such a lot of trouble getting it right, I’m so glad I only ended up having to mix a little bit for the school uniforms!