Spending time with family and friends on your birthday is important, but here’s the thing, so are the food memories! Think back to your childhood birthday parties, one of your most vivid memories is probably of the cake your mom baked (or nipped down to the corner shop to buy last minute!).
When choosing a theme for your birthday party, the cake is a great place to start. Whether your little one is the world’s biggest Harry Potter fan or a princess ready for her Pamper Party, there are some important things to consider when choosing the perfect birthday cake theme for your party.
So, put your apron on and grab your cake tins (or call the bakery!), because it’s time to find the perfect cake for your child’s party theme.
Picking the perfect birthday cake can easily become stressful, with an endless list of possibilities to scroll through on Pinterest.
To make it easier, start by choosing the theme you would like for your party and then matching the cake to the overall theme. A consistent theme for your child’s birthday decor will make the day seem even more special, organised and unique.
Popular themes that we regularly see for girl’s birthday parties include princesses, dancing, animals and movies such as Frozen and Aladdin. For boy’s parties, themes like superheroes, sports, animals and video games like Minecraft and Fortnite are always party favourites.
If you want to make the cake yourself, you should factor in your baking skills. An elaborately themed cake may seem like a wonderful idea in your mind but you may want to leave it in the hands of the professionals.
While baking the cake yourself gives you the freedom to customise it however you want if you aren’t exactly Martha Steward in the kitchen, it could turn out to be a disaster.
Picking a colour scheme for your child’s cake is not always easy. While it may be tempting to break out the bottles of food colouring and go wild, working with a palette of three or four colours that match the colour scheme of your party theme works best.
When decorating the cake, choose two of the main colours of the colour scheme of your party theme and use them as the main colours of cake. You can then use the other colours in your palette to add smaller details on the cake
Every child is unique, so their party cake should be too! When choosing a theme for your birthday cake, and indeed, the entire party. You should take the hobbies and interests of your child into consideration; it’s their big day after all!
You can either choose to focus on one thing, such as a cake designed in the shape of Elsa, or combine multiple activities on the cake. For example, if your child is a sports fanatic, you could include basketballs, footballs, tennis rackets or their favourite team’s colours.
By choosing a cake that matches their interests you will have the joy of seeing their face light up when they see all of their favourite things on it.
Once you have decided on the theme of the cake, next thing you need to consider is the flavour that you want. Kids are generally easy to please when it comes to sugary snacks so keeping it simple is best.
Chocolate cake and vanilla flavoured cake are usually the most popular flavours for both the cake and the icing.
Your cake may taste absolutely delicious, but if the kids can’t eat it, then why go through the hassle of making it?
Before you start whipping up a storm in the kitchen, make sure that the guests you have invited don’t have any allergies, such as to peanuts or dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance, so that they don’t feel left out.
Muddy Boots Sleepovers has tons of amazing themes for your child to choose from. From an Into the Wild jungle experience to Pastel Discos and Tropicana Parties, we offer plenty of ways to make the day extra special!
Hopefully, we have given you enough inspiration to start planning your child’s birthday cake so the next step is booking your sleepover party!