There is no other time where a cake fits in more besides from birthdays and a magnificently decorated cake makes for a present itself. Parents wish to celebrate this special day in their child’s life with all they can. A well adorned or a themed birthday cake is the most important item on the list.
While choosing a theme for the cake decoration it is crucial that you keep the likes and dislikes of your child in mind. For e.g. If your child is fond of a guitar then get the cake decorated like a guitar. Also come up with exclusive birthday cake decoration ideas that will truly surprise your child and be remembered for years to come. Many who do not have the time or skill to bake and decorate a cake themselves often purchase it from a vendor. But doing it yourself is a very fulfilling task.
There are many topics to select from for cake designs. Lets talk about a few useful and popular themes -
Balloon Cake -
Amongst the most popular cakes seen at birthday parties. The preparation is simple too. All you need is a big sheet of cake that has been cooled well. Apply the frosting and let it refrigerate. For the balloons frost a few cookies with colored frosting and place them on the cake as if they were a bunch of balloons. Use colored icing to make the strings of the balloon.
Movie themes -
Kids always love cartoon characters from the latest movies. You can use this as a theme for the birthday cake decoration of your child. A popular theme used is Toy Story. You can do the cake decorations with toy story characters buy purchasing the toys and placing them on the cake. Also you can add to the cake decorations by icing some designs on the cake.
Princess Cake -
This is the best theme for your little girl. For this you need three round 8 inch cakes and a cake baked in a four to six inch deep bowl and a Barbie Doll. Cut the domes of the three 8 inch round cakes and cut a 2 inch hole in the center of each cake. Place them on top of each other with pink/ blue/ yellow colored frosting (as you like) to hold them together. Then you can place the cake baked in the bowl on top of the stack with the dome side up. Now place the doll in the center hole and decorate the rest of the cake as if a flowing princess dress.
Butterfly Cake -
This is a fun and colorful cake. You need a 9 inch cake with the dome cut off. Cut the cake like the peace sign and flip the four pieces. Now place the pieces with all the four corners facing the centre. This make a cute looking butterfly all you need to do is decorate it accordingly.
To get more artistic ideas you can search the internet or a better way would be to buy cake decorating DVD or join cake decorating classes. This will give you a exhibition of how to embellish the cake and teach cake decorating techniques.