Maddie’s Fashion Fairytale

Ooh la la! Today’s party is pure girly fun and fashion-tastic!  The catwalks of Paris are brought to life as the birthday girl and her guests play dress up and strike a pose!  From their little black t-shirt dresses to signature lip gloss created from luster dust, this party is a little fashionista’s dream come true.  And the pink and black dessert table with its adorable cake is certainly up our alley!  Created by Summer Stone for her daughter’s 7th birthday, we’re head over heels for Maddie’s Fashion Fairytale!
Paris Fashion Birthday Party
A few thoughts from Summer about this posh fashion party:

“My daughter Maddie loves the movie ‘A Barbie Fashion Fairytale’, so this year we decided her birthday would be in Parisian Fashonista style. For color, pink and black were an easy bridge between Paris and Barbie. We built wooden Eiffel Tower puzzles and spray painted them black to stand in as icons of Paris. To bring in the fashion world we placed small decorative dress forms throughout and made dress form mannequins out of foam core board covered in muslin which were dressed up in black dresses.”

Paris Fashion Birthday Party
More from Summer about the desserts:

“For the dessert table, my sweet friend Jessica Harris of jessicakesblog brought to fruition a gorgeous pink and black cake I had sent her a design sketch for. I finished off the dessert table with dark chocolate whoopie pies filled with pink filling, soft sugar cookies with pink buttercream, pink and black cake vanilla cake pops and strawberry whoppers. The table was also decorated with hat and shoe-style boxes with pink and black fashion decor.”

Paris Fashion Birthday Party Cake

This cake is absolutely adorable!  I love both the design (created by Summer) and the execution by Jessica.  They are both talented cake designers and agreed to trade cakes for their daughter’s birthdays, freeing up time for other baking and party decorating.  What a great idea, right?  Looks like they make a great team!  I love the bottom tier… a scalloped band of stripes with a thin fondant rope border!  Talk about tricky!  Good thing Jessica put up a tutorial on her blog showing how she pulled this one off!  You can find it HERE.

As if the lovely dessert table wasn’t enough, there were oodles of activities for the girls to enjoy.  Here’s the scoop from Summer:

“During the party, the girls sported little black dresses which were custom made by my mother-in-law, Claudia Stone, from men’s, large black T-shirts. The girls wore their dresses as they walked up and down the runway (which Maddie’s two grandfathers built). The girls also decorated dresses to place on paper dolls which were then put on display throughout the party; and they made their own signature lip gloss using luster dust and disco dust, from my cake decorating supplies, to customize the color and sparkle.”

Paris Fashion Birthday Party

Paris Fashion Birthday Party
A few last thoughts from Summer:

“Finally, the girls were given goodie bags which were decorated with Barbie silhouettes, Eiffel Towers and the individual girl’s name. The images were cut from iron-on transfer sheets using a Silhouette digital cutting machine. The bags contained a notepad denoted as their “Fashion Journal”, a pen and jewelry inside a black and pink box tied with pink satin ribbon. They also took home their dresses, cookies and their custom lip gloss they had made.

This party was so much fun. The girls loved walking up and down the runway over and over again and it was a joy to see them shine.”

A huge thank you to Summer for sharing her daughter’s Fashion Fairytale Birthday with us!

Vendors & Credits:
Party Styling & Decor:  Summer Stone
Cake:  Jessica Harris of Jessicakes
Photography:  Sara Shearer Photography

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Beautiful details! I especially love the black swoops on the cake, not easy to get that so perfect looking! The cut out dolls, oh I love them!! Everything is fabulous!

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    I also have a Madeline so I really loved seeing this party. The little designer details are all so cute. For my Madeline’s last birthday party, we had a fashion diva party so the girls got to walk the runway at her party too. Thanks for sharing this beautiful party.

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    Lexi says

    Ooh la la is right! I love all of the fashion touches… my girls would have loved something like this! They are too old now – teenagers!!

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    Claudia Stone says

    Hi Lisa, I just found this site, to answer your question. . . I didn’t use a specific pattern. Summer made a sample dress from an old T-shirt & then sketched a couple more. I used a dress of Maddie’s gauge size, then I just started to sew, after I finished one dress I got an idea for another and sew on & sew forth until I had nine little dresses, each different.

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    Abby says

    I love the black dresses! Any chance you have more pictures of them that you would be willing to share? My daughter is having a fashion birthday and I would love to do the same.

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    Amy Anderson says

    I also would love the details on the black dresses for the girls. We are doing this theme for my daughters 9th birthday next month. Thanks

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    Carrie Sellman says

    For the black dresses – please see the comment above, posted by Claudia Stone. She is the seamstress behind these adorable little dresses.

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    Rosie says

    What a beautiful party! I am having mine in December and I hope it looks just as lovely and classy as this one! I do have a question about the runway…do you know how it was made and how long it was etc…please tell me so I can beg my brother or husband to do it…or inspire myself to get it done! Thank you and what an Fantastic party this was!!

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    Hi Jessica, love the Paris cake. I just wanted to know I talked about it on my blog. I wanted to post a picture of it but I am so new to this blogging that I didn’t know how. Again beautiful!


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