Here is a collection of cakes that we’ve made in our family. EVERY SINGLE ONE is kid friendly!
If you are looking for a fun afternoon activity for your child or an idea for the next Blue & Gold Banquet (several of these were for Cub Scouts), I invite you to browse these ideas and let me know if you have any questions!
The pepperoni? Fruit roll ups! It took 5 of them (strawberry flavored) to cut out enough circles. Some of them didn’t turn out and stuck to the wax paper too much so it’s a good idea to make extra circles of roll ups just in case.Little Chicken Cake
No special cake decorating tools required here! This little mound of a cake turned out pretty cute and is just covered in coconut. Lots of it. The details are from starbursts! They were easy to cut into the shapes we needed and taste better than fondant too. I made this cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday, but it is simple enough for a child to easily make. You could make many animals using this same shape. Add some ears, a curly tail and a cupcake snout to make a pig, add whiskers for a little mouse, etc. You can see my full post on this cake here.
In The Wild Cake
Dallin needed to make a “survival” themed cake for another Blue and Gold Banquet. He was thrilled with how his cake turned out. There were certain aspects that I wanted to “help” with, but I let him take full control over how it was going to go and I think it turned out great.
The theme he came up with was “2 campers in the woods, roasting marshmallows, while some bears are having a party”
And so we went with it…
Sour patch kids for the “people”, toothpick with a piece of marshmallow for “roasting marshmallows” gummy bears for the “bears” and blue icing gel for the lake with mini goldfish crackers.
He used white frosting and spread it into a lake shape and then covered it in the blue gel since the blue gel didn’t show up well against the chocolate frosting.
The trees are bugles (the chips) covered in frosting. The rocks are CHOCOLATE rocks. My kids think these are just about the best invention ever. We bought them in bulk at Winco.
For my cakes, I always use boxed ones. No special brand.