A few weeks ago, we were asked to make a cake for a young boy’s motorcycle-themed birthday party. We were given full artistic license to do whatever we wanted so we began doing some Google image searches to gather ideas. There are SOOOO many adult motorcycle cakes but very, very few cakes for children. And sometimes, flames & tires are just not what you need for a two-year-old boy’s party.
So we decided to go with a checkered flag theme:
All too often, adults don’t celebrate their birthdays with cake. This is a big problem (at least if you ask us)! But when we adults do celebrate, we celebrate in a big way! 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays are huge!
We recently sat down with Brenda to design her own 50th birthday cake. She hadn’t had a birthday party in…well, a loooooooong time…so she fully sketched out her cake before we even met to design it!
She wanted fun, funky, colorful, and sparkly! And here’s what she got:
Minnie Mouse is all the rage with toddler girls! And the pink and black birthday parties are so cute!
One of Mel’s daughter’s friends turned 2 recently with a Minnie Mouse-themed party. They gave Mel full artistic license to design Gianna’s cake and here’s what she came up with:
Here’s a fun cake we made for a little girl turning 1! Most kids carry around their favorite blanket or teddy bear, but not Lulu! She carries around her favorite rubber ducky! So we designed her birthday cake around it and even topped it with a new rubber ducky for bathtime.
The bottom tier was iced in blue buttercream and accented with darker blue and yellow polka dots. The top tier was decorated with fondant “wooden” planks to make a wooden bathtub. And the whole cake was covered with buttercream “bubbles.” The rubber ducky topper is an actual rubber ducky that Lulu was able to play with when the party was over and the cake was eaten.
We are proud supporters of Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Basically, a family applies to receive a special celebration cake, and bakers volunteer to do the cake for FREE! It’s really an amazing program – especially considering how many bakers willingly devote their time and resources to make others smile.
We have had the opportunity to bake 2 cakes for Icing Smiles and the most recent one was for an Hungry Caterpillar party. Fun! The family asked for vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling, but left the design completely up to us. Here’s what we created for baby Eleanor who was turning 1:
Who doesn’t love a fairy tale frog & princess theme for a little girl’s birthday party??? Kate’s Mommy gave us free reign to decorate the cake however we wanted so Mel iced the cake in two different shades of pink buttercream. The cake was topped with an edible tiara, and an edible star wand sat in front of the cake.
We know we’ve said this before, but we love when someone comes to us with a clear vision of what they want their cake to look like. Then again….we also like when a person gives us complete artistic freedom make the cake look “awesome.” So I guess it can go either way! But this time, Mikayla was turning 8 and knew exactly what she wanted.
She sent us a picture of a cake she liked:
(Note, this is not our cake. We are not sure where this cake was made. If you know, tell us so we can properly credit the artist.)
Cute, huh?! But it’s no fun to just copy someone else’s cake so we asked Mikayla how she wanted to personalize it. She decided to add a teal hair bow, a pearl necklace, some teal shoes, and her name written in the mud. So creative!
“Oinkity oink oink oink!!!” Oh, you don’t speak Piggy? How about Pig Latin? “Appy-hay irthday-bay, ikayla-may!”
Last year, we made Eva’s 1st birthday cake with zebra print and whimsical, brightly colored flowers. So we knew when Eva’s Mom contacted us for her 2nd birthday cake, it would be another fun one!
This year, they wanted a cake that centered around the Yo Gabba Gabba TV show on Nick Jr. Mel watched a few episodes for “research.” That is one silly, off-the-wall show…
This is the cake Mel and Eva’s Mom designed together: Continue reading