There's nothing that gets us more excited than an incredible kid's birthday party around here, and we've learned that the best parties always feature a memorable, creative cake. Girlie birthday bashes, usually means an over-the-top, frilly, feminine (yes, often pink) confection that looks as sweet as it tastes. Check out some of our favorite girlie cake creations ever, all designed to inspire your daughter's next birthday cake!
You're getting older, baby! A birthday is mama's opportunity to celebrate her little one and get creative with her party planning ideas and the birthday cake may be the biggest detail on mama's party planning to-do list. Whether mom's a baker and creates her confection from scratch, or heads to the bakery with her vision in mind, get inspired for your lil's next birthday with these 54 unique, whimsical, and fabulous birthday cakes for baby and tot!
Congratulations, you've made it through the first year of parenthood! Ask any new mama – who just yesterday brought home a newborn and is now planning baby's first birthday bash — and she'll tell you how fast a year can fly by. Baby's first birthday is a once-in-a-lifetime affair and as parents, we all want to make it a memorable one — but where to start? From smash cakes to party favors, we've got you covered. Put on your party planning hat and get inspired to throw the party of the year with these 27 creative first birthday party ideas.
Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council recently informed citizens that children can no longer blow out birthday cake candles at school parties. The new rule is designed to stem the spread of germs that happens when a child blows out candles on a cake right before it is shared.
Not surprisingly, outraged parents feel that the new rule deprives kids of an important tradition. Some suggest instead having the birthday child blow out candles on a cupcake or smaller cake reserved just for her. Others feel the new rule is an overreaction, and that children need germ exposure to strengthen their immune systems.
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Happy Birthday Morgan-Rose Marie Matthews! July 30, 2011 She turned four and together with four other young Cake Bosses in the making, we created the most amazing "Under the Sea" Castle Cake fit for Ariel, Flounder and all her fellow mermaids!
Our five professional child decorators: Maddie, Zoe, Macy, Morgan, and Lily worked diligently painting icing on cones with selected sprinkle toppings and iced a leaning castle cake full of blue, green, pink, and purple icing! The Cake Bosses finished the creation with Starburts, jelly fish, lemon drops, and jelly beans to create the appearance of the cake being under the water.
Great job girls!
There's nothing terrible about two! At least not on toddler's second birthday. Your budding eater may not smash his face in his second birthday cake the way he did on his first birthday, but chances are he'll still get that sticky icing everywhere. Regardless of the mess, 730 days on this planet calls for a decadent slice of sugary goodness. If you're planning a second birthday party or just want some mouth-watering inspiration for future festivities, check out these copycat-worthy cakes and trends.
What's the best way to celebrate baby's first 365 days, or 8,766 moments on earth? Why a giant birthday cake, of course! Whether your one year old has tried the sweet stuff before or tastes the confection for the first time on her first birthday, you can expect whatever you serve will be enjoyed and rubbed all over the place. In fact, mini smash cakes, which are made to be smeared and drooled all over a baby face for the sake of a giggle and cheeky photo, have become quite trendy. If you're planning a first-year fete or just want some mouth-watering inspiration for future festivities, savor these copycat-worthy cakes and trends.
Gluten free goodies don't have to be boring! We gussied up a Sof'ella Gourmet Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix with a whip cream and strawberry filling and chocolate ganache frosting and dressed it with white chocolate shavings and organic raspberries. The decadent you-probably-want-to-run-tomorrow delight was a hit with the gluten free birthday girl, and the rest of the guests. I've tried a few gluten free mixes and this one, which is made with rice flour, is my favorite so far. It has an unusual cake smell (think toasted rice), but it's light, moist and tastes like regular cake.
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I used to think that baking cakes from scratch was a very scary thing. However, like any skill, practice makes perfect, and once I got over my fear of cakes, I learned they're actually quite simple to make!
There's an easy three-part technique that applies to most cakes. You start by blending sugar with butter, then you add eggs, and finally some liquid and some flour. You put it in the oven, wait, and then you have a cake. See? When written in its most basic form, a cake recipe is totally uncomplicated!
This recipe for an amazingly dense and delicious chocolate cake is one that you should master. It's moist, rich, and everything you could want in a chocolate cake. To give it a try, get the method now.
It's no secret that we love cake around here. Regardless of the form they take – cupcakes, cake pops, or life-size treats – the sugary confections are the centerpiece of most celebrations, including baby showers, gender reveal parties, birthdays, and more.
One British dad has upped the ante in the world of birthday cakes with a playable Angry Birds treat. Knowing his soon-to-be 6-year-old son's love of the popular video game, the father constructed a table-length cake complete with working catapult and iced birds as ammunition. Place the birds in the slingshot and watch as they knock over the pillars and planks placed along the cake. See if you can top that at your next birthday party!