Birthdays and holidays always leave my baffled when it comes to what to give the men in my life as a gift. Unless I have a list with a specific tool or electronic devises I am lost, and most likely I don’t have enough money to buy it anyway! These days I am trying hard to think practical, but still put the time and effort into giving gifts to the men that mean the most to me deserve. With father’s day right around the corner and today being my handsome hubby’s birthday I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit. What man doesn’t love a nice cold beer after a hard day, or while grilling out on a nice summer night. Stock him up with his favorite brew and make it into a cake fit for any man on their special day. If that man isn’t a beer drinker substitute any beverage that they like!
Alright folks, here is my final post about the birthday treats! This one was my favorite, so I saved it for last! When giving a 4 year old the opportunity to choose her own birthday cake, you had better be ready to get creative! My little lady paged through her favorite Disney Princess cookbook to find the birthday cake of her dreams. This was a really fun cake to make, and required no special tools or ability. Just a few ice cream cones, some canned frosting, a boxed cake mix, and a variety of sprinkles and some assorted candies was all I needed to turn an ordinary cake mix into a castle birthday cake fit for a princess. This castle cake can be customized for any tyoe of princess by changing up the flavors, colors, and candy choices.
Just two more tasty treats to share with you from my list of Birthday goodies. Here is a version of a cupcake that will send kids of any age into a tizzy. If you know anyone that loves Nerds candies you have got to make them a batch of these fun loving little cupcakes. What do you get when you combine a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and an entire box of Nerd candies? Sheer childhood dreams coming true, if you ask me. Who didn’t love dumping those little Nerd candies into their mouth as a kid? Now, infuse some cupcakes with them, frost that, and then dip the entire cupcake into a pile of candy. Add them to your cupcakes and you have a treat for a kid at any age or for an adult who is just a kid at heart!
Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be. Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies. Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special. This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting. This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it! Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!
So, I’m sure you have seen these adorable ice cream cone cupcakes out there before. They are pictured on cake mix boxes, and make cupcakes extra special. Some years ago I tried making these on a few occasions, and was terribly disappointed at their final appearance. Of course, they never looked as pretty as the ones on the cake mix packaging. When my little girl told me that she wanted to take these to school as her birthday treat, I was determined to make them a success. Not only did they turn out yummy, but I made two different versions that were as sweet and adorable as my newly turned 4 year old princess! This post will give you lots of great tips on how I made these from preparing, baking, decorating, storing, and even transporting 2 dozen ice cream cone cupcakes!
Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family? If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key! If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind. Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together! By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift. Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too. They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.
Your child’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to find creative ways to celebrate them, and the things that they love. When my son requested an Angry Bird dirt cake for his birthday, I had to improvise and make something that was quick, easy, and super fun for his special day! This spin on the classic dirt cake would be perfect for anyone that loves Angry Birds! This is an easy dessert to put together, and anything that is simple to make and thrills your kids is the perfect combination for a birthday celebration! This light tasty filling layered into a trifle dish with Oreos and topped with colorful Angry Bird figures is as simple as it gets, but makes a big impact at a party, especially if the Birthday boy loves those naughty piggies and mad birds!
Last week was so exciting for us! Both kids celebrated their birthdays, as well as valentines day! Let’s just say I baked non stop treats last week and was busily running around trying to make lots of special memories with the kids. This was the very first year that my son was at school all day long and I wanted to do a little something special for him as a birthday surprise. I love doing things that don’t cost any money, but make my children feel special and loved. Here is a simple way to make a packed school lunch extra special on their birthday! That way, even though they are not at home, they will know that you are thinking about them as they eat their lunch at school on their birthday!