And we DID have a nice party before the break. Here's a few shots of the cake.
So the basic specs are one 7x11 cake-one loaf pan cake and 10 cupcakes--2 batches of buttercream--one chocolate one tinted with cocoa powder and a wee bit of food color. This was SUPER easy and I think super cute. I would definitely make something like this again if the need arises.