Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Homemade Birthdays: Food and Cake

We have a lot of fun with birthday parties around here.
We spend time together planning them and try to be as creative as we can making and using what we have on hand to put them together. We often try to come up with themed foods and cakes that we can make together.

We have standbys that are always a big hit: speciality made hamburgers, hot dog bars, soup and salad with bread, tacoes, fruit salad, and pizza.

Sometimes I make food specifically for the parties. For an explorer party, I sliced hot dogs into worms.  For a movie party, we had movie candies, popcorn, and pop. For a circus party, we borrowed a pop corn popper and had hot dogs. We had finger sandwiches and teas for a tea party. We had a dress-up party with dress-up your own pizza and ice cream bar (make your own).

For a detective party, we made sushi looking rice crispy treats

For a music party, we made music notes
from pretzels and marshmellows
 Often times, I will take a normal food and give it a themed name.
Tacoes with a sign for construction party
 
Chicken Feed (cereal mix) for farm party
Most of our cakes are themed, but sometimes I'll have a special request for a certain kind of cake. Jo-Jo requested a fat kid's cake or her fourth birthday and Ceesa wanted an ice cream cake for her tenth birthday. One year, I made a batch of cupcakes for a circus party. I frosted them in different colors and put brightly colored ribbons under them to look like balloons.

Movie party cake with cut outs of the characters

Flower garden party

Birthday girl's first cake

Music note cupcakes for music party

Fall party

Birthday boy's first cake

Pool cake for a beach party
Princess Party

Boot Cake for cowgirl party

Circus tent cake for carnival party

Barn cake for farm party

Flower cupcakes for birthday tea



Construction party

Ducky party

Ice Cream Cake

Fat kid's cake

I find that cupcakes work best for parties away from home-no cutting and no utensils.

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Wishing you homeschool blessings,


Ice Cream Cake
1/2 container of chocolate ice cream, softened
1/2 container of vanilla ice cream, softened
1 package oreos
1 container whippped cream
2 containers chocolate icing

Crush the oreos and put in the bottom of the pan.
Top with vanilla ice cream.
Spread on chocolate frosting.
Top with chocolate ice cream.
Spread on chocolate frosting.
Top with whippped cream.
Freeze until solid.

Fat Kids Cake
1 package chocolate cake mix
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 can frosting

Bake cake according to recipe for 2 rounds.
Melt frosting and chocolate chips together.
Pour over both layers of cake.

4 comments:

verdemama said...

What fun cake ideas. My littlest just requested a sea star cake for her 3rd birthday. I have a 6-year-old cake decorator extraordinaire, so I didn't have to do much. :)

Bethany said...

That is wonderful! What a great idea for a cake. I bet it was amazing. My Jo-Jo loves being in the kitchen, too. I wonder what she'd think of making the cupcakes for her summer birthday!

MrsYub said...

Wow! It all looks so good!

Bethany said...

The fat kid's cake and the ice cream cake were the tastiest!

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