It's that time of year again over at Life As Mom - Birthday Cake Round Up - a chance to share creative birthday cakes from the last year. As always, I had a lot of fun with the birthday cakes for my kids this year.
My son's birthday theme was Star Wars. I debated for a while on what to do for a cake for a Star Wars theme. Finally, I decided to do dueling light sabers. My son was very excited by the idea for this cake and couldn't wait for me to make it. I got to learn some new techniques with this cake. I needed to find a way to make the sabre and finally decided to try fondant. This was my first adventure with fondant - I made a simple marshmallow fondant from a recipe I found online. The handles were cake with a butter cream frosting and the sabers were Rice Krispie treats covered in the colored fondant.
For my daughter's birthday, the theme this year was Abby Cadabby. For the cake, I made a magic wand. I used a star shaped pan for the cake and used chocolate covered pretzels to form the wand itself. As an accompaniment, I made star shaped cookies on a stick to mimic the wand and decorated them in a pink frosting - they were a hit with all of the little fairy princesses in training at the party.
For more kid's birthday cake ideas, you can check out my post from last year, with the following assorted themes:
Cars: Lightnin' McQueen
For other themed cakes, check out the Birthday Cake Roundup over at Life As Mom.
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