So, last month I said I might share birthday cakes ideas, soooo here they are!
When you’re planning a party for multiple people, it would be great if everything could be made from scratch and be perfect, BUT this is the real world and I’m sorry, but I just don’t have that much time! Not to mention, I don’t think I could make a cheesecake even if I tried!
My little niece is not a fan of the traditional cake, but she LOVES cheesecake, so every year I have to figure out a way to dress one up for her! (They each get spoiled with their favorites)
The easiest way is to grab Costco’s cheesecake. It’s by far the best I’ve found that is store bought! Her vintage theme left me feeling a bit idealess, so I did what I love to do and looked to scrapbooking! I used fabric flowers, paper butterflies with stick pins and pearl candies! It’s amazing how easy it came together and everyone loved it!! I guess I’ll be scrapbooking next year as well!
Now my little peanut had an AWESOME One Direction party, if I do say so myself, but for some reason she wanted a beach themed cake for the family party! Hmmm, o.k! The ideas for this cake came fairly easy. We’ve done things in the past with “sand” and graham crackers do the trick! Plus, since scrapbooking worked on the cheesecake…why stop there??!!
I used a cupcake liner and cake pop stick for the umbrella, fabric for the towels, scrapbook embellishments for the glasses and seashells ‘n sunscreen! Of course, what’s the beach without flip flops, so I cut a little paper and used twine for the top! It didn’t take long and was pretty cute! Oh!…and one great things, I found the blue frosting and didn’t have to color it myself! SCORE!
Whew, one last cake! I’d like to say I slaved all day over these like I usually do, but this year was simple! Especially this one!
My nephew’s not a big fan of any cake or cheesecake, but his favorite things are Twix and ice cream sandwiches. Last year I did a skateboard ramp out of Twix bars, that left this year with sandwiches! Not a vision came to mind! Although I winged this, it was a hit and brought a smile to my nephew’s face, so I consider it a win!
I took a box of vanilla ice cream and opened the entire box. I used a big knife and cut it into squares. That’s what I used between the sandwiches to “glue” it together! Now, his cake couldn’t be the only one not scrapped, so that led to the banner letters! I added the happy birthday candles because this bad boy needed color!!
Well, there ya have it! I call these my semi-homemade desserts. If you have any upcoming functions, I hope you can use these ideas or at least get you started!