Monday, November 30, 2009

Cake Boss

The moment you've all been waiting for..... The Cake Boss Party!

It was a blast! It was messy! It was loud! And it was tasty!

B turns 11 on Wednesday, but she had her "kid" party over the weekend. She is in love with Buddy and the show Cake Boss, so she had a cake decorating party.

First things first: cover the floor and tables with throw away tablecloths!


See all that frosting over there? I made a regular 2 layer cake for each kid (you know the germ factor was big in this decision, no sharing here). Each kid got a can of white frosting and then I put colored frosting in piping bags. The theme was animals, so there were animal crackers, teddy grahams, animal cut outs, toothpicks with animal heads....

But to begin with, we watched an episode of Cake Boss and made "chef hats" which were just white baseball hats from AC Moore.

Then we played "pin the hat" on Buddy. (I'm not so good at drawing, but they didn't seem to mind).

The kids got to go into the decorating room and pick to cakes and got busy! There was much concentration and a few innovative techniques.


This stuff is really cool!
Food coloring is not for chugging.
A shot of the room in action. Many kids said, "My mother would never let us make this big of a mess." It was an easy clean up though with the tablecloths everywhere!
Here are some of the masterpieces:






I let them decorate for about 5 minutes too long, because they started frosting their hands. That's when I had to use my teacher voice and tell them to wash up.

One of the girls gave B the game Apples to Apples (Jr). It was a big hit and they all played that until the pizza came. We couldn't possibly cut into one of those beautiful cakes for dessert, so B got her favorite ice cream cake.
Big sister, K, was a huge help!!! If you need any more details, let me know. I probably didn't need to make every kid a regular size cake, but it certainly gave them more room for creativity!

16 comments:

ifmomsaysok said...

That is a a very cool party idea! Loved the pix too.

Rebecca Jo said...

OH MY GOSH... how cool is a Cake boss party!!! I sat & watched every episode AGAIN during Thanksgiving!

k a t i e said...

What a great idea! I am SO doing this for my girlfriends 27th... I firmly believe you are never too old to ingest enormous amounts of frosting (known as 'icing' here!) OR cake. Mmmmm.... Mmmm.

k a t i e said...

P.S Extra points for being the 'cool' mum and letting them all get messy. That's half the fun, right?

Evansmom said...

How fun!

I miss the birthday party ages. Enjoy!

Summer said...

I wish I was at that party!

Caution Flag said...

Oh, you clever, clever mom! What a fun party. I love Buddy, too, so you really could have invited me! I still can't get over how creative you are.

Justine said...

OmG, this looks like it was so much fun! and they did a great job on their cakes. woot woot!

Justine :o )

Kathy said...

This looks like a GREAT party - might have to use this idea on Sat night, my daughter turns 12 on Wed and we are having 3 girls sleep over - this might be a great activity (and with 3, maybe a little less messy??) must remember to tape Cake Boss - hope it's on before Sat!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

What a GREAT idea for a party, my daughter would love something like that. She is also 11. I bet all the girls had a blast and will keep talking about "the cool party" they went to.

Thanks for stopping by my place :)

Polar Cave said...

Great idea and such an easy clean up with the table cloths - good thinking! Next time let me make an ice cream cake for the birthday girl. Any two flavours ou choose.

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Heather said...

I LOVE this. I seriously do. What an AWESOME idea, and I seriously think we would even love this as adults! I may have to branch this at the next "what kind of themed party can we have" get together. (We're big on themes here, we don't have anything else to do ha ha ha!)

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. And I thought I was the cool mom! Very impressive, Sue! :)

Melisa with one S said...

I love that you did this! She will remember that party FOREVER. Good job, momma!

carol said...

looks like great fun green tounge and all

collinskid said...

This is a really cool idea! I bet your daughter thought you were the best for getting this all together for her. You know those other little girls envied her, as they said "my mom would never let us..." Great Idea.