October 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

ORIENTAL PARTY on www.bettybake.co.za

In February this year was my daughters Oriental Party. To have a look at the invites I made, take a look here. I have finally got round to editing the photos.

low oriental inspired table to eat at.

 I started with the colour scheme of white as a base colour and then used red, black and different shades of orange as accents and touches of blue.

Oriental figurines

I found this cute Japanese figurine couple at a 2nd hand shop. They formed the center piece for the table surrounded by mirror boxes filled with red, orange and yellow flowers.

Each girl had a pillow to sit on, a square dish, a pair of chopsticks and an oriental jelly sweet that I made. For the candy/jelly sweet I made a version of this Agar-Agar Candy

Homemade sushi

For the main course I made sushi. (I had to get up really early in the morning to make it so it would be fresh for the party) maybe next time I will order it from a good sushi restaurant.

pink and white coconut ice AND pink and white home made marshmallows

In between the flowers were little white bowls of treats. As it was an all girls party – most of the food/treats were pink and white. Pink and white coconut ice and pink and white marshmallows (marshmallows were made by my sister in-law).

Party packs in Chinese take away boxes

I bought Chinese take-away boxes and filled them with pink and white sweets, a little Chinese purse, some hello kitty stickers and other cute things. Tied it up with black packaging ribbon and a black feather with a silver gem stuck on top. Label each box individually with the girls name with a picture of a Chinese lantern next her name.

Party packs ready for happy little girls to take home

alice band accesories

For our craft for the party the girls made Alice band/ head bands with feathers, flowers and jewels.

Other games played were fishing for paper koi fish were they won prizes of little silver rings- which all the girls seemed to love.
(I also had pass the parcel ready with little prizes wrapped in Chinese newspaper between each layer but never got round to playing it.)

my daughter picked jewels to decorate her cake – so I borrowed these from my mom, they were my grans.

And the cake – my daughter had no idea I had made her a rainbow cake, so when the cake was cut it was a huge surprise. I used Whisk Kids famous recipe for rainbow cake but i made mine gluten-free :)

Rainbow cake

It was very delicious cake :)


  1. memorable party – raising the bar – stunning rainbow cake.Very creative decor – my kids will feel cheated if they saw this – lol.

  2. aaah thank you *blush* and thanks for the comment! :)

  3. WOw!!! That rainbow cake is something else! And i love coconut ice, it remonds me of my childhood. Beautiful post Betty Bake.

  4. thank you :) *smiles*

  5. Where do i start-everything looks amazing and your daughter is one lucky Princess, what an amazing post Betty. Please let me know if you have a good recipe for an egg less sponge cake. Thanks for sharing this amazing post with us

  6. Good heavens, you are a talented lady!! So creative, your ideas are stunning :)

  7. aaah thank you sooo much! :)
    sorry I’d have an eggless sponge – are you allergic?


  8. @Zabwan – thank you :) that is very kind :)

  9. Eggless Sponge recipe: 500g flour; 120g butter; 2 cups milk; 2 cups sugar; 1/4t bicarb; 5ml vanilla essence. Warm milk, butter & sugar. Cool. Add vanilla. Add bicarb to flour. Mix liquid mixture into flour. Bake @ 180 for approx 35 min. Slightly denser than a normal sponge cake but absolutely delicious.

  10. cool thanks Yvette :)

  11. wow, awesome post, I was wondering the same thing. and found your site by google, many userful stuff here, now i have got some idea. bookmarked and also signed up your rss. keep us updated.

  12. Did you make the chinese boxes yourself? I have been looking everywhere for chinese boxes that you can actually put your food in, do you perhaps know where I can find these?

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