Your child’s birthday is always going to be a special day that you want to celebrate. And what better way is there to honour your son or daughter than by coming up with a unique and fun birthday cake design that no one will ever forget?
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Continue reading for tips on how to come up with a great kid’s birthday cake design that everyone will enjoy looking at and then indulging in. Be sure to take plenty of pictures before making the first cut!
Think About the Season Your Kid’s Birthday Falls Within
If you find yourself having trouble coming up with a birthday party theme and a design for your child’s birthday cake, consider what season his or her birthday falls within. For a summer birthday bash, for example, especially if you’re throwing a pool party, you can design a birthday cake in the shape of a large and colourful fish, complete with cupcakes with light blue frosting that can serve as the bubbles that come out of the fish’s mouth. The creative use of a spatula can help you in achieving the texture of the scales on the fish.
Rainbow Layered Cake
Another fun design could be a rainbow layered cake. Using various food colourings, you can make separate layers for a large cake that can feed a crowd. While the exterior frosting can be one uniform colour with design accents of your choice, the real surprise will happen when you cut into the cake and you reveal a rainbow of colours separated by yummy frosting.
Castle Cakes for Princesses
Cakes can be made into just about any shape imaginable. If you’re an excellent baker and you have experience in designing intricate cakes, you can make a castle cake on your own by assembling it into the shape of a castle, complete with frosted sugar cones that can serve as its turrets. But if you are worried about your ability to make the cake come out perfectly, it’s best to leave this type of design up to the professionals who have a portfolio of large cakes in a variety of designs.
Use Cupcakes for a Pull-Apart Cake
Using colourful cupcakes, you can create a pull-apart cake that requires no cutting whatsoever. This takes a bit of strategy and patience, though, as you’ll need to frost each individual cupcake and then piece them all together like a puzzle to create a cohesive design. Some bakers choose to keep things simple by setting up the cupcakes in the shape of the age of the birthday boy or girl, while others can create entire landscape designs or cartoon characters. Kids dig in by taking one cupcake at a time, allowing for perfect portion control.
When it comes to creating a birthday cake design for your child, have fun. And if you absolutely can’t figure out how to bake an elaborate cake on your own, rest assured that there are plenty of professional bakers available who can make your design idea come to life.