Pusheen Birthday Party for a 4 Year Old

Pusheen Birthday Party for a 4 Year Old

This post is a bit belated but I couldn’t not share pictures of a Pusheen birthday party! Isabelle wanted a Minnie Mouse party like she had last year – I think she’s at the stage where she enjoys the comfort zone of repetition and wants to repeat the same fun experiences over and over again. I asked if she wouldn’t like something different; in retrospect I feel like this was a rookie parent mistake since every experienced parent knows if you can recycle concepts you’ve done previously, that’s like winning the brass ring in terms of saving time and money. But instead I encouraged my daughter to pick a different theme. When she chose the uber-adorable cat Pusheen, I thought, great. Although Pusheen isn’t as prevalent in our house as Hello Kitty, I knew how popular this cat was and figured there would be plenty of themed decorations to choose from. Wrong again! Although there is Pusheen merchandise, it’s limited and sadly on the pricey side – no dollar store goodies for this posh kitty. So I resigned myself to the oh-so-familiar evenings of parents who’ve dug themselves into a hole: frantically DIY-ing cat ear plates, cupcake toppers, and finding anything cat-related that might pass muster as party deco.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (330 g) cake flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (230 g) whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons Tahitian vanilla bean extract
  • 1 cup (220 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (400 g) sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 15 ounces (425 g) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1-in pieces
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
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