Yesterday my baby girl turned six.
It’s cliche to say but time really does fly! We celebrated her birthday this weekend with a Palace Pet party, at the skating rink, and my first ever surprise inside birthday cake! I’m going to show you the cake first because I’m excited with how it turned out.
I am Baker is one of my favorite bloggers and because I love to make cakes I am always blown away by her incredible creations! One day I want to try one of her harder cakes but for this cake I went for the quick and easy, but fun, surprise inside. What kid doesn’t love colorful polka dots? 🙂
It’s seriously SO easy but everyone was really impressed. Here’s how I did it –
Mix a box of cake mix, then divide the batter between bowls. Use food coloring to color the batter.
I used a combination of colors to come up with 7 different colors of batter.
Bake the cake pops in a cake pop maker – it’s the easiest way to do it! I made multiple batches until I had used all of the cake batter. Aren’t they pretty?
When they were all baked I let them cool then put them in the freezer. I left them in the freezer overnight and then used them in the cakes the next day. You probably don’t need to freeze them but I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t fall apart when I added them to the batter.
Mix together the rest of the of the boxes of cake mix, I made a 4 layer cake so I used 3 more boxes of cake mix. Divide the cake batter between your cake pans, then add in the cake pops.
This is what it looked like when it came out of the oven.
Layer the cake and frost it however you’d like. Just for fun I decided to color the flowers, on the outside of the cake, with an ombre effect. When I was done my husband said, “the flowers get more purple toward the bottom, is it supposed to do that?” Um, yes, that was the point! 🙂
I love the way it turned out, I think the ombre effect is fun. 🙂
Malea loved the cake, when I showed it to her she was speechless (and that NEVER happens!).
So that’s that about the cake, but what’s a Palace Pet party without a Palace Pet game? Since the party was at the skating rink I knew I wouldn’t have to entertain the kids too much but Malea really wanted to play pin the tail on a palace pet. I thought pinning a crown would be easier so I had my very talented teenager sketch out Matey and we played Pin the Crown on Matey. 🙂
The kids loved it and had so much fun! Here are a few pictures from the party.
Don’t you just love skating rinks? I don’t know about the one in your town but ours hasn’t changed one bit since I was a kid! It sill has red and blue carpet walls and mustard yellow carpet on the walls around the skate floor, it’s like a living time capsule! It makes for terrible pictures but a super fun party!
It was a great party and I know she’ll remember it for years to come!