Son Wants A Pink Birthday Cake....ideas?

Decorating By giraffe11 Updated 7 Mar 2009 , 11:30pm by mbelgard

giraffe11 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 4:44am
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My son wants a pink birthday cake for his 4th birthday. Luckily, his Dad is in full and easy agreement with me that if he wants a pink cake, he shall have a pink cake. But I am having trouble thinking of a party theme that will allow him to have a pink cake and still not scream 'girl'. Ballet, butterflies, flowers......not so much. I thought I could make a pink Candyland cake and do a Candyland theme. Does anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks, Heather

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cakebaker1978 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:03am
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I have a grrrreat idea for you! And it is pretty unisex. How bout something like thisicon_sad.gifPink Panther, a piggy bank, or a Mr.Mrn theme, with Mr.Chatty as your main character cake! He is pink but very much a boy! Hope this helps stir up some pink ideas for you!! Good luck! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
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cinderspritzer Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 10:12pm
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I think the piggy banks or the Pink Panther are great ideas. icon_smile.gif

giraffe11 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:11am
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Thanks for the ideas. I especially think the piggy banks are cute and they are fitting, since he is already into saving those pennies!

CCCTina Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:22am
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Using the piggy bank as inspiration, how about a farm theme and make a pig in a pen with mud splashed on him? Then you could pull in tractors, horses, straw, and such to make it boyish and he could even play pin the tail on the donkey icon_smile.gif

alanaj Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:30am
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Great ideas on the piggies but I love the Candyland idea too! A friend of mine did a lifesized candyland board for the kids to play. Just do the "squares" out of different colored construction party and have different candy favors, etc. She laid the squares in a cleared out room on the floor in the same shape as the game. Cleverest idea I've seen at a birthday in a long time!

gerripje Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:39am
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I don't know if he likes skateboards, but my son and nephew a few years back were wild about some Tony Hawk (or somebody like that) skateboard that was electric pink and black tiger stripes with skulls?.

DianeLM Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 2:15pm
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I did this for a 4 year old boy who insisted on a pink T-Rex!
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giraffe11 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:24pm
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I love the pink dino! That's so fun.
And after sleeping on the piggy bank idea, I too thought......"what about a pig and a farm theme?" (Great minds think alike! icon_biggrin.gif )
The Candyland ideas are fun too.......you could do a lot with decor for that one!
Thanks for all of the fun ideas.....I can always count on CC when my brain is too addled to think up anything new.....

AnitaK Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:29am
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Cake Baker - do you have instructions for MrMen

cakebaker1978 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:18am
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No sorry,I don't have instructions for Mr.Chatty (picture at the top) but I did a Mr.Men cake that I got out of a Debbie Brown book. If you need instructions for that one.....let me know! icon_biggrin.gif

giraffe11 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 4:13am
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Who is Mr Men, please tell??

Vivalawvegas Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 5:12am
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I've got no additional ideas to add, but I just wanted to say I think it's adorable that your son wants a pink cake and GREAT that you (and your DH) are going for it!

cakebaker1978 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:17pm
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Mr.Men is a line of books and a tv show when I was a child and like everything else, it has made a come back along with little miss. Here are some of those characters. My daughter had a Mr. Men/Little miss themed party this year. They are adorable! thumbs_up.gif
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giraffe11 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 5:49pm
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They are cute. I must be either too old or too young, cause I really have never heard of them.
Heather

pont_shanks Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 7:47pm
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Does you son like the Backyardigans? I know Austin on the show is a purple-pink color and Uniqua is pink polka dotted. You can make them into a fun looking cake. icon_smile.gif

Borinkana Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:10pm
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what about patrick star from spongebob.... is pink!

willj7r0 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:15pm
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How about a pink elephant -- like in Dumbo?

newmansmom2004 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:21pm
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Or how about a bubble gum themed party with a cake made to look like a giant piece of pink Bazooka bubble gum - very easy! You could find some Bazooka comics online and print them off to use as decoration around the cake.

You could also have little goodie bags with Bazooka bubble gum for the kids to take home.

doughdough Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:43pm
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Honestly you can do countless things in pink. Dinosaurs (great cake BTW Diane!), dragons...lots of things that don't scream "girl".

I applaud your DH for not freaking out about his son wanting a pink cake as well. It's just a color after all! I wish all men were that smart.

CakeMakar Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by willj7r0

How about a pink elephant -- like in Dumbo?




Haha, reminds me of the cake yesterday on CakeWrecks for a one year old:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/SaiMXf4_LyI/AAAAAAAACE0/5pGciv4IT3c/s1600-h/Andrew+C.jpg

It's the last cake on yesterday's post:
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/03/nah-these-wont-traumatize-kids-at-all.html

willj7r0 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

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Originally Posted by willj7r0

How about a pink elephant -- like in Dumbo?



Haha, reminds me of the cake yesterday on CakeWrecks for a one year old:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/SaiMXf4_LyI/AAAAAAAACE0/5pGciv4IT3c/s1600-h/Andrew+C.jpg

It's the last cake on yesterday's post:
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/03/nah-these-wont-traumatize-kids-at-all.html




Too funny!

hallow3 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:35pm
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I am sure you can change up the topper of this one but it is not too girly either.
Here is my Pink cake


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1228521.html

Susie53 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:39pm
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Originally Posted by DrTina

Using the piggy bank as inspiration, how about a farm theme and make a pig in a pen with mud splashed on him? Then you could pull in tractors, horses, straw, and such to make it boyish and he could even play pin the tail on the donkey icon_smile.gif




I like this idea! icon_smile.gif

snowboarder Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:40pm
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Diane- your pink T Rex is *fab*!

ConnieJ Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:47pm
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I just think it is so awesome how everyone came to her aid with ideas and support. It makes me feel great to be part of this board. icon_wink.gif

JaLa90016 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:49pm
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Originally Posted by Susie53

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrTina

Using the piggy bank as inspiration, how about a farm theme and make a pig in a pen with mud splashed on him? Then you could pull in tractors, horses, straw, and such to make it boyish and he could even play pin the tail on the donkey icon_smile.gif



I like this idea! icon_smile.gif




Me too...I love this idea as well!!! icon_smile.gif

nickymom Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:01pm
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if he likes Pokemon they have the pink pokemons (jiggly puff, cherrim, and I think another)......there have been lots of good ideas already posted!

mbelgard Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:30pm
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You could do a pink dolphin like they saw in a lake recently:
http://www.sunherald.com/newsupdates/story/1176846.html

Or some other albino animal, most at least have pink eyes.

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I applaud your DH for not freaking out about his son wanting a pink cake as well. It's just a color after all! I wish all men were that smart.




More boys are into pink, last year my son saw another grass dancer in pink regalia and told me how cool it was.

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