Stressing Over Ideas For My Own Kid's Cake--Help!

Decorating By KJ62798 Updated 29 Jan 2011 , 9:17am by leily

KJ62798 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:00am
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*sigh*

I think I have too many options and I'm stressing myself out. I don't usually have trouble settling on a design/plan, esp when I'm baking for friends or family.

My littlest has his 3rd birthday party Sat at once of those indoor, inflatable jumper places. This one is ocean themed so we are having a mid-winter luau.

So far I've considered: a Tiki cake, a 3D beach ball stacked on a regular cake, a 1/2beach ball stacked on a regular cake, a sand pail, something surf themed and I can't commit. Most luau cakes are too flowery for a boy. I'm afraid a tall skinny Tiki will topple over on the drive to the party site.

I would like to keep things reasonably simple since I have to deal w/mom of the birthday kid things.

Ideas? Encouragement? Can't ask the DH for ideas--he will say "cut your losses and just make cupcakes".

I have to bake tomorrow so I can finish on Friday for the Sat. AM party.

Kristy

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crp7 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:19am
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Most of the bounce places have a giant inflatable slide. How about a bright colored slide that make you slide into the surf on a beach. Not sure I am explaining it well but basically the inflatable slide on a beach.

obsessed Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:31am
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A tiki god cake gets my vote...you could do it like this one and not have to worry about it toppling over.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2703892565_afe36b2acb.jpg

Or make a smaller tiki mask out of RKT and put it on top of a "hawaiian/beach themed base? (Surf boards, sand and sea creatures?)

Just my two cents... icon_smile.gif

KJ62798 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:37am
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OOOOHHH--I like the Tiki on the bed of sand. I have a bunch of colored fondant done and one container of Duff chocolate fondant. I quick trip to the craft store for more & I would be in business.

I could do a square base cake and then do the Tiki on that. hmmmmm

Fresh ideas! Yeah!

Thanks
Kristy

KJ62798 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:49am
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Originally Posted by crp7

Most of the bounce places have a giant inflatable slide. How about a bright colored slide that make you slide into the surf on a beach. Not sure I am explaining it well but basically the inflatable slide on a beach.




This is a cute idea but I just did a bouncer for a party a few weeks ago. I've also done 2 ocean/mermaid cakes in recent months. I think that is part of why I'm so blocked. I don't want to repeat myself.

Kristy

SugarSugarDesserts Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 4:23am
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I think surf boards are pretty manly...

tinygoose Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 4:23am
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I'd ask him what kind of cake he wants.

My daughter had her 6th birthday and I was thinking princess, and was all set for some kind of frilly, girly birthday cake. "So Sophie, what do you think?" Sophie. "Mom, you know what I want? I want a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich cake!" I nearly fell off my chair. "Really?" I asked. "Really, that's what I want." She said.

Here ya go...I don't remember what the party theme was, but she loved loved loved her cake!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1249547

KJ62798 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 4:33am
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He just wants cake. Some days it is a "furf" cake (surf) others it is Lightening McQueen. He mostly doesn't get that even though his birthday was yesterday we aren't having the party until the weekend. He asks everyday if I am making his cake today and are we going to "get the party started".

Kristy

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:22am
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We did a Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian party one year. The cake was a sheet, half of it covered in crushed Graham crackers mixed with brown sugar for sand and the other half was just blue icing to look like waves. At the back corner of the cake there was a volcano. I used the doll dress pan from Wilton to do the volcano. Iced it in chocolate frosting. Ww melted red jolly ranchers in the oven, let them harden, and stuck those pieces down the side of the volcano. We used either whipped topping or cotton candy at the top of the volcano for smoke. (i tried to get some dry ice but couldn't find any at a reasonable price.) The candles were those super skinny kind and we stuck them out of the top of the volcano. The boys at the party flipped out over the volcano. (ages 5-icon_cool.gif

KJ62798 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 5:14am
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Thanks for all the ideas gang. This is what I came up with:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1925015

Kristy

tinygoose Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 7:16am
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Love it!! Great job!!

cabecakes Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 7:50am
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I love the cake, but I think if I were a 3 year old it would scare the bageebas out of me. I do love the cake though. lol.

KJ62798 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 7:55am
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Originally Posted by cabecakes

I love the cake, but I think if I were a 3 year old it would scare the bageebas out of me. I do love the cake though. lol.




He LOVES it--told me it is "cool". This is my youngest who is pretty much fearless and tries constantly to keep up with his big bro and sis.

Kristy

leily Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 9:17am
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i don't have any ideas, but i can say i'm in the same boat. My daughter turns two in 3 weeks and i am at a complete loss of what to do for her cake, AND her party. She doesn't have a favorite anything, she likes everything and doesn't really "get it" yet. I'd let her choose even... but i have to at least narrow it down to two ideas. I'm thinking she may end up with a cake that has the slice taken out of it and set on top (mainly b/c i really want to do one!) and then cupcakes around it. Then i have a first birthday to start planning for my son in June....

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