It’s easy as cake to give your child a Cake Boss birthday party at home. You simply need a supply of non-frosted cupcakes, a variety of frosting flavors, a selection of bright and colorful decorative icings, lots of sprinkles, maybe some fondant, and decorating tools such as icing bags, rolling pins, and fondant cutters.
Follow these easy steps and you will have a party full of little bakers and aspiring cake decorators.
• Cupcakes: Parents have a lot of options here. You can order non-frosted cupcakes from your local bakery. Bake the cupcakes at home from scratch or simply use a cake mix.
• Frosting & Fondant: Pick up a variety of frosting flavors at your local grocery store. Plus, for the first time ever, I’ve introduced packaged fondant, which is easily accessible to all bakers.
(Tip: Pre-roll the fondant to make it easy for the kids to use.)
• Decorative items: Decorative icings, sprinkles, sugar crystals in a range of colors, and candy will allow kids to get creative with their designs.
• Tools: You will need icing bags, a tip set for your icing bags, a rolling pin to roll out the fondant, and a variety of cutters for fun fondant designs.
The fun and creativity of this activity will flow all afternoon! Best of all, the kids have each personally decorated a cupcake to either enjoy at the party or to be used as a goody bag treat.
Cupcake decorating is a common occurrence in my house—the kids love it!
Buddy Valastro, known as The Cake Boss, runs Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken N.J. His series, The Cake Boss, airs on TLC. In addition, Valastro has an extensive line of consumer products, books, and classes.