Now that you have decided on a date, venue and theme for your kid’s next birthday bash, it’s time to get the ball rolling on finalising décor and party idea planning. One of the first things you should tick off the to-do-list is the birthday song moment. Amaze everyone at the party and surprise the birthday boy/girl with one of these 3 fun cake ideas!
The leaning tower of err… donuts?
That’s right, donuts. Having a tower of donuts instead of a conventional cake is a great new way of playing with an assortment of colours and trinkets. Additionally you have the benefit of handing out portions quickly, easily and equally; which means no more frantic kids waiting in line eagerly to select the part of the cake that they have been eyeing since their arrival. Donuts also come in various sizes (yes, a mini donut is great for parents who are counting calories) so you can play around with the dimensions of the cake freely. You could also use different sizes and types of candles to make your donut tower even more fascinating, while small objects can be placed all around the cake for theme-relevant decoration and added allure.
King of the cake
Why not copy the galette des rois tradition by adding a small figurine into the cake batter before it gets bakes. The reason for doing so is simple; whoever finds the figurine in their slice of cake is surprised with a crazy cool reward! The figurine can be any heat-resistant item that is smaller than your thumb and can even be selected to match the party/cake theme (make sure it is not small enough to be a choking hazard though- it is also extremely important that everyone knows about the game before they tuck into their heavenly slice). Firstly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that none of the cake will go to waste as the slices need to be cleared out to ensure that a winner is revealed and secondly, it gives you the opportunity to amuse kids with exciting entertainment! The winner could perhaps get to take home a surprise party pack or gain social status for the rest if the day by being rewarded with a crown or prestigious nickname. Don’t be scared of crocodile tears from disappointed littlies as this activity can actually help kids learn the concept of fair winning and collective celebration.
Food for thought
Bring a few giggles to the table with an unexpected 3D cake in the shape of birthday boy/girl’s favourite food! You could order a cake in the shape of a massive burger, a thick-base pizza, a messy bowl of lasagne or even an upsized strawberry or chocolate milkshake. You can also extend the surprise by using a rainbow coloured batter so that when the first slice is cut a second surprise is revealed. A cake of this sort also accommodates the tons of kid’s party theme ideas that come to mind, so choosing and ordering cake well in advance will not interfere with the final party planning. Make sure you have your camera ready for some funny photos next to this gigantic, very realistic birthday cake!