If you or your child is addicted to Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes, this party theme will be right up your alley. My daughter is convinced she wants to be a professional baker at this point (rather than her previous aspirations of farmer and architect). So it was up to me to create a birthday party around her obsession!
I made the invitation for this party by scanning a photo from a vintage Better Homes & Garden’s cookbook for children then laying my info over it in Photoshop. (For the blog) I smudged out the address and altered other pertinent info for privacy, of course:
vintage Better Homes & Gardens
Here are my little bakers. I found a bunch of cute vintage-styled aprons at TJ Maxx and decided to give each party guest one to use and take home after the party.
I helped the girls make “flowers” for their hats with colorful cupcake liners. I got that great idea here.
I found ideas for making cupcake liner garlands here. I used various sized liners, paper doilies, and embroidery thread to string them together. You can also use coffee filters as part of this kind of garland!
I loved the delicate effect of light streaming through these garlands, and they were so cheap and easy to make!
Ok, for the table! Each chair was wrapped with a vintage-style apron. Everyone had a cake plate on which to decorate their respective cakes. Green paper pom-poms are from Martha Stewart..
The table was set with different colored icing, sprinkles, candies, tiny marshmallows, and icing tips and bags. See the bouquets of cupcake liner flowers? I got that idea here from Vanessa at Silly Eagle Books (I love her blog!).
I pre-made cakes to simplify things. The girls could hardly wait to get started decorating!
Even though I knew there would be a lot of cake, I also made a small cupcake cake as a centerpiece on the table.
Each of the cakes were so unique!
What fun would a cake decorating party be without one silly girl sticking her face in the middle of her nicely-iced cake?
The girls got to take home their cakes to share with their families (or maybe not!).
Well, I know I ALWAYS say this – but this was one of my favorite parties ever! It wasn’t near as messy as I feared it would be – the girls were so meticulous and focused in making each of their cake creations special. Hope you enjoyed!