Sunday, March 6, 2011

Planet Earth Cake for a Kids Birthday

After seeing how my previous two fondant cakes turned out, my oldest was requesting that I make his birthday cake.  I had never actually made one of the kids birthday cakes, but I had ordered plain cakes a few times and decorated them because I wasn't able to find one with a theme or look I was happy with. 

I had a vision in my mind for his cake this year and was nervous as to how it would turn out.  He is a HUGE space fan (and has been for a number of years).  He is determined to be an astronaut, even to the point of planning out where he wants to go to college based on it (I know... he's only 9).  He's a walking encyclopedia of space facts and I'm sure that has something to do with his love of reading space encyclopedias over the last few years.  He has quite the opinion as to whether Pluto is still a planet or not and his favorite phrase is "A planet is a planet, no matter how small".

Most of the parents commented to me that when they asked their kids what they should get as a present, they immediately said "anything space" because he wants to be an astronaut.  I guess he's as vocal about his passion with his friends as he is at home!

The above picture is the cake I made and I am thrilled beyond belief with how it turned out. It's a white vanilla cake (with blue food coloring to make it icy blue in color), mint oreo cookie filling and covered in fondant.  I sprayed the fondant with blue food coloring spray.  Then I printed out a template of the continents and placed on the cake.  I outlined the continents with green sparkle food gel and filled them in once I removed the templates.  I free handed Hawaii on there.  Super easy and it came out amazing.  I'm so thrilled.  The 12 inch round cake was plenty for the 14 kids at the party and left us with a few very hefty sized pieces left over.  The kids at the party absolutely LOVED the cake and the birthday boy was beyond thrilled with his cake.

I think I'm begining to get the hang of this fondant cake thing! 


Unknown January 27, 2017 at 1:03 PM  

Geting a cake that is in sync with the kid's long term ambition is the best parents and birthday party planners can do. Getting what they want from life can be reflected in many ways and this is the best occasion to reinforce it.

Owais Khan June 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM  

Kid's parties are really rambunctious sometimes and you'll have a hard time getting the kids to sit down, but get a couple of good Kids party games together and you'll have the little ones attention throughout the party. This is a good kid's party game to play with the adults at the party who are certainly worn out after a long day of running around after the kids at the party. NYC kids entertainment

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