Fancy sculpted fondant animals are nice, but grabbing a plastic animal from the toy box for the top of your cake is 9 million times easier! To prevent a heavy animal from sinking into the cake, I went back to the toys and got a little plate from the play kitchen and put this on top of the cake before covering it with frosting. That gave the heavy gorilla a sturdy place to stand. And those party hats.....aren't they cute! It took about 3 minutes to make each one. I got the party hat pattern here.
There's nothing to the cake decorating on this one. Just plain white frosting. The magic is in the Stormtrooper marshmallow pops. I was inspired by this blog post from Catch My Party and the little guys couldn't be easier to make! Marshmallows, edible marker (I used Wilton brand) and lollipop sticks. Make a whole army of them! Stick some in the cake and serve more along side.
I love sharing cake decorating ideas that require absolutely zero decorating skills. This one is awesome because those frosted animal cookies are soooo yummy! And they have a healthy dose of sprinkles...my favorite food group. There isn't much to explain. Just frost the cake and place the cookies where you want them. Done.
It doesn't get much easier than this! And just about everybody like Rice Krispie Treats! You don't even have to turn on the oven to make this cake! I doubled the recipe printed on the cereal box and pressed the treats into two 10" round pans. I sprayed the pans with non-stick cooking spray first and they popped right out. It took about 15 minutes do make and decorate this cake. 20 minutes if you count washing the dishes. And that cake topper really makes it extra-special!
Do you celebrate birthdays from wake-up-time til bedtime? What a fabulous way to kick-off the morning celebration! A cake topper in your pancake stack...with sprinkles, of course!