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I'm making my nephews 4th birthday cake, his birthday is on Christmas Eve and is ALWAYS overshadowed or forgotten...sadly...my SIL said they haven't ever really celebrated his birthday.

Since he's never had a birthday i'm trying not to make it a Christmas themed cake (decorations) its going to be all about him. What i do want to do though is try and make Christmas'y flavored cake and filling combination's. Any ideas? I was thinking

-Chocolate cake with mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy canes mixed in the batter with a White Chocolate peppermint buttercream filling.

-Caramel cake with toffee bits and an apple pie filling

That's all i've got so far. I want to try and incorporate favorite Christmas goodies into cake flavors like turtles, peanut brittle etc.

So, Let me have it! Any ideas?
post #2 of 26
Spiced apple w/carmarel b'cream?
my *original* WASC caje w./b;crean w/crushed candy canes?
post #3 of 26
i make a vanilla-cinnamon ladyfinger cake, fill it with a caramel bavarian and frost it with a spiked (usually bourbon) buttercream......YUMMY!

for the kiddies obviously omit the bourbon but i highly recommend trying it with it for the adults sometime
post #4 of 26
i make a vanilla-cinnamon ladyfinger cake, fill it with a caramel bavarian and frost it with a spiked (usually bourbon) buttercream......YUMMY!

for the kiddies obviously omit the bourbon but i highly recommend trying it with it for the adults sometime
post #5 of 26
i make a vanilla-cinnamon ladyfinger cake, fill it with a caramel bavarian and frost it with a spiked (usually bourbon) buttercream......YUMMY!

for the kiddies obviously omit the bourbon but i highly recommend trying it with it for the adults sometime
post #6 of 26
i make a vanilla-cinnamon ladyfinger cake, fill it with a caramel bavarian and frost it with a spiked (usually bourbon) buttercream......YUMMY!

for the kiddies obviously omit the bourbon but i highly recommend trying it with it for the adults sometime
post #7 of 26
Egg Nog Poundcake, with rum extract and Nutmeg? Not sure if this is appropriate for kids, though!

How about gingerbread?

I think the chocolate cake with the crushed candy canes is your best bet for a child's cake. Sounds great!
post #8 of 26
Actually my friend's son LOVES eggnog and I'm going to try the eggnog cake recipe (CC recipe) . He's turning 10. His dad told me that the other day he saw eggnog in the store and tears of joy were in his eyes...LOL

Although most kids seem to like chocolate,so the candy candy ideas with that sound great.
post #9 of 26
Or you could do something as simple as chocolate or white cake and serve it with a premium peppermint ice cream.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by bprwatson

I'm making my nephews 4th birthday cake, his birthday is on Christmas Eve and is ALWAYS overshadowed or forgotten...sadly...my SIL said they haven't ever really celebrated his birthday.

Since he's never had a birthday i'm trying not to make it a Christmas themed cake (decorations) its going to be all about him. What i do want to do though is try and make Christmas'y flavored cake and filling combination's. Any ideas? I was thinking



So question for you: why, if he's never had real birthday and he's always been overshadowed by Christmas, are you making his cake even remotely about Christmas? I mean, why not make him just a regular flavored-bday cake such as a chocolate scoobie cake or a vanilla sponge bob square pants cake? Just make it a true "birthday cake" for him without any Christmas at all in it? He probably eats candy canes, candy santas, etc., etc., already.

Or why not ask him what he'd prefer? Why do peppermint at all? Most little kids really don't enjoy too much mint as it tastes on the hot side to them.

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post #11 of 26
I think of apples as a fall flavor. I love the idea of gingerbread and egg nog for Christmas. You could pair up the candy cane with the gingerbread and maybe a candy coffee crunch with the egg nog.
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post #12 of 26
I'm thinking exactly like GI is. He's 14.......I would ask him what his favorite cake is, have one of his friends ask him so he doesn't know. At that age they have their dislikes and likes for sure. Go from there. icon_smile.gif Good luck!

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post #13 of 26
Whimsical Bakehouse Spice Cake.

Any cake roll done up like a buche de noel... I did a pumpkin cake roll for Halloween.

Just saw a recipe for a chocolate rum raspberry cake roll. I think that will be my Christmas cake.

Maybe there is an egg nog flavor cake... Might be spice though.

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post #14 of 26
I think the OP said her nephew was 4. That's why I suggested more little-kid type cakes with little kid flavors. Sheesh, that would be embarrassing for the Mom if she had never thrown her 14 yr/o kid a birthday! icon_wink.gif Perhaps even if they did a 2-hr mini party at the kid's house in the afternoon.

shoot, she could even tempt the other kid's parents with "give yourself a 2-hr break" by dumping your kid off at my house! icon_lol.gif
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post #15 of 26
My personal favorite is dark chocolate cake w/ peppermint buttercream. If you don't like the idea of peppermint buttercream, mint oreos crushed up in buttercream & used as a filling or to ice the whole thing. I too like pumpkin cake w/ a maple cream cheese frosting
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