If you like baking your children’s cakes or are looking for inspiration for a pool or beach party, here are some ideas. I made beach cupcakes by cutting the tops off the cupcakes and frosting them with blue frosting. I used a food processor to create the sand from graham crackers and dipped half the cupcake into the “sand”. I then cut up strips of fruit roll up and added a teddy graham that’s obviously having a better time than I 😉 Add a few umbrellas and voila, you will be your kid’s favorite mom! Oh, ok, you already were. Fine.
To add variety I made some seashells using white chocolate that I melted and put into molds. I added some edible gold luster for some shine.
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Here are some pictures from my son’s 3rd birthday. Yes, I made the cake and the paper bags are the goodie bags. I tried to keep the snacks as healthy as possible because the cake had enough candy and sugar to please any kid or “big kid” (as my son likes to call adults). I hope these pictures can serve as inspiration. They are definitely not done by a professional baker, but somehow I’ve been appointed as the family cook, and pastry chef by process of elimination 😉 Enjoy and feel free to leave me comments and questions!
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My passion for cakes and decorating them extended only to the point of watching The Cake Boss on T.V. and marveling at the amazing cakes. That was until my son’s 1st birthday. We had just moved to a new state, come back from vacation, and I was pregnant with my third child when it him me that I had no party planned, no friends invited, no cake, not even cupcakes, and mommy-guilt kicked in full-force. So I quickly ran to the supermarket and bought some boxed cake mix and boxed frosting and produced the following within 2 hours and voila, a cake enthusiast was born!