Need Cake And Frosting Recipes That Most Kids Like..

Baking By typowrite Updated 7 May 2010 , 12:26am by UpAt2am

typowrite Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:32pm
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I'm making a cake for my daughter's Girl Scout troop as they bridge to become Brownies. My (sad but true) experience has been that whenever I make a cake with homemade frosting, some kids don't like the frosting...whether it's homemade buttercream or a whipped frosting...I guess because it doesn't taste like what they're used to from a store (?) (I had this experience at my daughter's birthday party recently...about half of 20 kids liked the frosting, the other half just hated it! It was a cream cheese chocolate frosting, with a whipped cream filling. The whipped cream filling was especially not liked by those who didn't like it. Luckily, the birthday girl liked it.)

Anyway, I'm looking for your straightforward, go-to recipes that 99% of folks like. Nothing too exciting or different icon_smile.gif Just tasty and reliable. These are 6- and 7-year-olds, after all. I'm planning on making a sheet cake with a frosting that I can dye (so, that leaves out chocolate...)

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Kellbella Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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Welcome to CC! Try a cookies-n-cream filling with a chocolate cake. All kids like that...as far as icing goes...I think sugarshacks bc recipe is the bomb...everyone loves that and it's easy to color.

I recently made a WASC cake and made a tie-dye cake... colored the batter, green, yellow, pink, purple...it tasted like plain vanilla, but waht a shock when you cut into it!

Tweedie Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:47pm
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I could see some kids not liking a cream cheese frosting...it has a different taste that could be a turn off. In my experience most kids just like plain old white/vanilla frosting. In fact, I usually see them just eat the frosting and leave the cake.

tmelrose Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:56pm
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Can't go wrong with a chocolate frosting!

KHalstead Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:58pm
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my top seller for kids cakes (when the kids have chosen the cake flavor themselves) is strawberry cake, and strawberry buttercream (which is my regular bc w/ strawberry sleeve filling added)

I have no idea why but it is the MOST requested flavor by kids (even 2 of my 3 kids fav. choice as well.........odd)

astone83 Posted 6 May 2010 , 5:06pm
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In all honestly it will not happen. I am always trying to come up with things to take to my son's 1st grade class and there are always kids whom do not like what you bring EVEN if they pick it out. Example: I made dirt and sand pudding for the kids and the day before got head counts for who wanted chocolate and who wanted vanilla. 1/3 of the kids still did not eat theirs or just brought it back to me!


Make what you think they would like and fix it, cause no matter what you will have some percentage who won't like whatever you bring. However, I do agree on the strawberry, in my experiance it is the least returned.

typowrite Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:27pm
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Thanks everyone!

Okay, I suppose this really highlights my ignorance...but you can make buttercream without butter? I've never made it with shortening. Maybe that's why all the kids hate it ?! icon_smile.gif They aren't used to the butter taste? I ask this because the two frosting recipes recommended are both shortening recipes.

I had no clue...

typowrite Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:29pm
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[quote="Kellbella"]Welcome to CC! Try a cookies-n-cream filling with a chocolate cake. "}

Do you have a favorite cookies-n-cream filling?

typowrite Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:29pm
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[quote="Kellbella"]Welcome to CC! Try a cookies-n-cream filling with a chocolate cake. "}

Do you have a favorite cookies-n-cream filling?

mirda6275 Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:06pm
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I just crush up oreos without the filling and add it to either buttercream (I make it crisco based. It's not BUTTERcream, but it's still called buttercream) or to cream cheese filling (the sleeve from cake stores).

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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My next attempt at a cake recipe is going to be tye dyed cake. I think if you choose a basic white cake recipe and change up the colors of it, kids will think it's super cool.

btw, I like WASC as my go to white cake.

Kellbella Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:03am
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[quote="typowrite"]

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Originally Posted by Kellbella

Welcome to CC! Try a cookies-n-cream filling with a chocolate cake. "}

Do you have a favorite cookies-n-cream filling?




I cruch up Oreos and mix with some Riches Bettercreme.

UpAt2am Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:26am
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my cookies and cream filling consists of this...

making my own whipped cream (i add powdered sugar and vanilla)
and folding crushed Oreos into it. kids and adults go crazy for it and it's my most requested filling hands down.

the best part about it is that it avoids most allegies that some kids are afflicted with these days. no milk, no peanut butter, etc.

i pair it with marble cake usually to appease the chocolate and vanilla lovers out there! you could even color the vanilla cake (i love WASC) with a gel color to make it even cooler icon_smile.gif

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