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I just had a great idea my DD wants one of these paint your pottery parties but i just thought since I love cake decorating and so does she I could have her own cake decorating party!!! Has anyone tried this? I know someone else out there knows everytime I think I have invented something somebody else thought of it before me. Any ideas besides all piping bags with different colors icing, small cakes, some sprinkles (I am not too crazy for those!!) All assortment of tips, cake themed invitations, lots of decorations, party on Friday evening some pizza, milk and they don't get to eat their cake till they go home to share with Mom and Dad, cause I want my daughter to have her own cake and I want to make it!!! Hope I don't get in trouble for this forum it is cake related. Any ideas welcome
post #2 of 127
I think thats a great idea! A bunch of little girls decorating their own cakes to take home . I dont know if you thought of this but I would get those cake slice boxes for them to take their cake home in . Hope it turns out great. icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 127
They did something like this at my little boy's preschool once. The were learning about different kind of jobs. A baker was the job for that day. So, a cake decorater came in and let them play around with cupcakes. They of course loved it. I think it's a great idea for a girls party. You might try the cupcakes though instead of the cakes, if you wanted something smaller and easier to transport. But, the cakes would keep them entertained longer! icon_lol.gif
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I have actaully done this before at my office. I was responsible for doing monthly "birthday" parties so one month, I made cupcakes and had different bags of icing with different colors, tips, sprinkles, spatulas, etc. for everyone to decorate their own cupcake. These were executive men and ladies and everyone had a blast. They LOVED it. It was fun, you should do that.
post #5 of 127
geehouse that is so funny. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that one.
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post #6 of 127
I'm not sure how old your daughter is, but a great idea would be to use the mini Wondermold pan and let the girls make mini doll cakes. Then they can "design" their dresses, etc...You can buy a 4-pack of the mini bodies at Michael's.

I really want to do this for my daughter's 4th birthday party in October (princess theme). But most of the guests are going to be boys and at 4, they'd be thrilled just frosting cupcakes. I'm going to save the mini doll cake idea until she's a bit older.
post #7 of 127
I did this for my son's b-day party when he was 3.......he had a party with his then 7 yr. old step sister whos bday was the day before........she's only with us on weekends so it was a combined party and I gave them each a 6' cake.........they absolutely had a blast!!! I saw a thread on here one time about someone on CC that actually has a business doing this.........she was renting out a kitchen for someone I think and brought in all the cupcakes and fixings and kids showed up and paid like 5-10 bucks each and decorated their own little cakes.......evidentally it's a pretty lucrative business!
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post #8 of 127
Great minds think alike! I am in the process of planning a party just like this for my soon to be 9 y/o daughter!

Our party will be 9-9-06 in the afternoon, and I have debated with myself over-and-over again how long to make the party and have decided on 3 hrs (about all the patience and mess I can handle!)

I will send the invitations out in the next 24 hrs, and I have requested the girls rsvp by Wednesday before the party to select their cake flavors, vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.

When the children (only 6 girls including my DD) arive, we are planning on starting out by decorating the cake boxes for the children to take their cakes home in. I found some cake related stickers, and made special labels for the boxes that say "This cake is an original creation by: _______", we will also have plenty of markers on hand. This will give a chance for all of the girls to arrive and we can all start decorating at the same time.

I am making aprons and chefs hats for each of the girls to wear at the party, and take home as part of their party favor.

The girls will be decorating 4" round, double layer cakes, and I will decorate my DD's birthday cake during the party, as a way to demo some of the techniques. My girl does not feel comfortable working with icing bags, as she always seems to get icing all over her hands when it squeezes out the back. Therefore, we have order 24 icing syringe sets from eBay, that will be filled and ready to go. (The extras will be in the party favor bags.) I have purchased cupcake picks and am going to make fondant flowers for the girls to place on the cakes. I also bought some small paint containers (available at Hobby Lobby), and filled them with individual portions of sprinkles to use.

After the girls have decorated their cakes, we are going to take pictures of the proud chefs with their creations before boxing them to take home. The girls will then have a chance to wash up, while I clear the decorating area and set up snacks. (We have decided on a cold menu with fruit, chips, dips and sandwiches that can be pulled out and set up quickly!) After snack time we will serve the cake I have decorated during the party, then we will open presents.

Since we have had a hard time deciding on the amount of time to allow for the party, if there is any time leftover, we will have free time for play after we have done all of our activities.

Sorry this is SO long...if I have forgotten anything please make suggestions! This is my first venture into this type of party and I am a little nervous about the mess I may be getting myself into! LOL!!
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post #9 of 127
I think it's a good idea. And I've seen another user on here do something similar. I'm not sure her handle, but she had made the girls create Bratz Beds, with lip headboards. I'm assuming the girl was a little older, possibly 11 or so. And I know she said it was a slumber party. Do a search for them, they came out adorable. Be sure to post pics of all the cakes! Good Luck.
post #10 of 127
I did something like that for my daughter's B-day, but I made cookies with royal icing frosting and the got the edible food markers, they had a blast!! It was so much fun that even the grwon ups at the party wanted to participate and they loved the cookies. I used the cookie cutter in different shaped and added a lollipo stick to it and when the kids were done with the decorating they put them in their own treat bsket!
post #11 of 127
I did a Cooking Party when my daughter was 4. The invitations looked like recipe cards and read something like.... One cup friendship, one Cup laughter.... a sprinkle of fun blah blah blah icon_biggrin.gif Mix together for Emma's 4th Bday.
I set up stations with pizza making, fruit salad table ( they cut fruit with plastic knives and mixed in a bowl) and cake decorating table. It was a blast. I made each kid an apron ( made from plastic table cloths) and chef's hat ( posterboard and tissue paper) and their goody bags were cookie cutters, measuring tools and of course candy. It was fun!
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post #12 of 127
Man... I wish gmcakes was my mommy. So... jealous... icon_wink.gif
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post #13 of 127
sounds like a wonderful party in store for your DD........one suggestion might be to ask the parents (on the invite) to send an old shirt with the girls...........that way if they stain up their clothes with colored icing the parents won't get upset........or have them make some aprons out of trash bags before they decorate their boxes LOL
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post #14 of 127
OKay I found the link of the woman who HAS done this party before. the forum link is http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-35774-bratz.html+bed and if you look under her pictures you can see the cakes they made. Again, Good Luck.

Wish I could come! hehe
post #15 of 127
What a great idea! I'm sure the girls will have a blast!
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