At our daughters old school, we did this cake for a Christmas party. We used mini m&m's for the lights. It was a lot of fun to do. The cake board however was incredibly HUGE, because we had to write everyone's name around the cake on the board. BUt the kids loved it! this is one of the VERY FEW cakes I have done where we actually rented the pan. Well worth the $2.00 in this case. But I always suggest trying to find a cake you can create on your own!
7 or 8? I can't remeber which birthday we did this one for.
This one has become a favorite. It is a great cake because it is easy to do and there are So many different options with it. You can pick your child's favorite colors. Or go with the colors of thier room, or even with what they are going to be wearing for that day ( this only works if you are accustomed to picking out their clothes the night before!)
Ahhh yes the princess cake! What little girl doesn't get a princess cake at some point in her birthday career?! We also have made the stand up princess cake but I can't seem to find the picture for it. You can make it with either ice cream or actual cake.
For the icecream version line your pan with saran wrap then scoop in the soft
icecream. Refreeze, then place your barbie half ( available at craft stores, or the bulk barn) and then, using icing tinted the color of your ice cream, put a top on your barbie! We used frozen whipped topping to pipe a loop around the bottom of the barbies dress to make her look a little more fancy.
This one is always a fun one to do. I have done it for different occassions, like end of the year class parties, and group birthdays. It also looks nice if you do each cupcake as a flower and have a paper vase at the bottom.
An easy way to get the icing on the sides of the cupcakes are to freeze them slightly and use a fork in the bottom to hold the cupcake while you do the sides.