For parents, choosing birthday cakes is something that you might regularly have to do. In fact you will most likely need to do it every year in fact, but if you have several kids then you might even need to do it several times over the space of one year. Of course you will want your children to enjoy their birthdays as much as possible, and if you are throwing them a party then you will want it to go as smoothly as possible too and so it is something that you will want to get right. The cake is a highly important part of a birthday and the act of blowing out the candles and having the cake paraded to your child is part of what makes birthdays so exciting and special.
Of course one option is to make your own birthday cakes for children. This is a nice idea in that it means that you will be able to add a personal touch to the gift, but it’s also one that many of us simply can’t do. The time and effort involved in making a birthday cake is something that makes it infeasible if you’re a busy parent with multiple children, and if it were to go wrong you would then leave your child with nothing to eat on their birthday. It’s also worth bearing in mind that unfortunately children just won’t appreciate the time and effort you put into making a cake. Harsh though it may sound – to most children a cake is a cake and if you buy one from a shop or online they’ll probably be more excited to see the brighter colours and icing and their favourite characters on it (and children love being bought things…).
Choosing the cake is something that you will need to put some thought into still as well so this is what adds that personal touch. Generally in terms of the actual cake mix most will be very similar – a sponge cake of sorts with a jam filling and thick icing on the top. This is something that anyone can enjoy and that is a tried and tested winner in terms of how well it tends to go down.
What’s more important is the appearance and this is what will get your children excited and what will make it a ‘birthday cake’ rather than just a cake. Going for popular television characters on the cake is always a great way to ensure that it goes down well, but as long as it is brightly coloured it will normally be a success.
Once you have the cake the rest is about how you present it. Of course you will need to put candles in for your child to blow out which is a popular tradition and there are many kinds of candles to choose from including those that look like sparklers or joke ones that come back on. Then there’s the plates and if you’re hosting a party be sure to prepare lots of party plates – again with children’s characters on if you like – in order for the children to eat off of.
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