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Sweet “Cake Boss” Baking Birthday Party

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Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

If you’re a fan of TLC’s Cake Boss or just love baking in general, you are going to LOVE this adorable “Cake Boss” Birthday Party created by Jennifer from Passion for Parties! Not only are all the sweet details super cute & creative (from cupcake liner garlands and chef hat “flowers” to candy topiary trees!), you can just tell that the cute little pint-sized bakers are having an absolute blast… which is what a party is all about anyways, right?

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Read on for lots more playful images + all the sweet party details…

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas

Cake Boss Birthday Party Ideas


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jennifer

I was super excited to style this Cake Boss Party because, really, who doesn’t love the Cake Boss?  But even more so, because I’d never seen it done before.  I saw some really cute baking party ideas that I knew I wanted to incorporate, and I had some really fun and unique ideas up my sleeve as well!

My goodness, where do I start?  We completely transformed my friend’s living room into a bake shop.  Using her entertainment center as a focal point, I designed a bake shop ‘storefront’ sign and had it enlarged at a local print shop.  I mounted it on foam board and slid it into the large TV space of the entertainment center.  The side shelves were used to hold baked goods, topiaries made out of cupcake liners, and bakery boxes.

I designed simple little signs that said things like ‘bake’, ‘stir’, ‘sprinkle’, etc., framed them and used them throughout the party space.

I also designed a graphic that said ‘I am the Cake Boss’ and had it enlarged.  It was mounted on a backdrop over a white bookshelf where each girl would eventually have her picture taken with her own decorated cake, wearing baking hats and aprons that they embellished themselves.

Party poms adorned the entire party area for a celebratory feel and a cupcake liner garland was draped along the staircase for a fun touch.

Each girl was provided a baking hat with their names on it.  They were given cupcake liners in different sizes and colors and used them to create their own flowers to adorn their hats.

The same ‘I am the Cake Boss’ graphic that was used for the photo ops (mentioned above) was printed on iron-on transfer material and ironed onto the bib of each apron for the girls.  They were given handmade ‘ruffles’ in different colors and patterns and got to decorate their own aprons by using Velcro to attach the ruffles to the apron skirts.

Once they were all dressed with their aprons and hats, they moved on to the cake decorating station.  An 8-inch, fondant-covered white cake awaited each girl, along with many decorating bags of homemade buttercream in fun colors, jars of sprinkles, and fondant shapes.  The girls had a complete blast decorating their own cakes!  Once the cakes were completed, the girls finished off their cakes with mini cake banners that spelled out their names.  (This not only made it easy to know which cake belonged to who…they were the perfect little cake toppers)!

Each girl then posed with their finished cake at the ‘I am the Cake Boss’ photo station and had their picture taken.

Next up was a Cake Boss Challenge.  This was a scavenger hunt type of activity where the girls had to find clues to determine the tasks that they would need to complete for the challenge.  Tasks included things like measuring, mixing, rolling fondant, etc.  The girls LOVED this!

And last but not least, the girls each painted/decorated a picture frame.  The frames were filled with the picture that the girls had taken with their cakes and were sent home in the favor boxes.

All of the projects were made by Passion for Parties.  The party poms, the signs, the ruffles for the aprons, the iron-ons for the aprons, the cupcake liner topiaries, the iron-ons for the hats, the cake stands, the birthday cake, etc.  A very big thank you goes to my mom, my sister and my friend (the birthday girl’s mom) for helping with these projects when time began to run out! Check out these Tutorials on the Personalized baking hats, the DIY ruffled aprons, & the Cake Stands. The printables are also now available in my Etsy shop.

These lucky girls left this party with some really cool goodies!  Not only did each girl leave with their own 8-inch decorated cake, their aprons, hats, and frames (along with a few other little goodies) were tucked into gift boxes adorned with ribbon and cupcake-liner flowers and sent home with them as well.

The ‘bake shop’ was stocked with pink and white brownie bites, white chocolate covered Oreos with edible floral prints, dipped marshmallows, pink snowballs, and pink strawberry bars with white chocolate drizzle.  And of course, the ice cream-themed birthday cake was a big hit.

Vendor Credit
By |2018-03-12T07:22:41+00:00September 8th, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Most adorable party I’ve seen in a very long time : )

  2. Tanya~ Save the Date for Cupcakes September 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This is sooo adorable!

  3. Rowaida Flayhan September 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Adorably cute! love it

  4. Kristen Anderson September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I am head over heels in love with this party!!! So unique & adorable!!!

  5. Marki Williams September 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    This is just to die for! So creative and looks like an absolute blast! I’m thinking cake party this year!

  6. Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com September 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you so very much for featuring our Cake Boss Party! It’s a dream come true…I’m incredibly honored! :)

  7. McCall September 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I had a cake decorating party this time last year for my daughter’s sixth birthday. Such a fun idea! :) http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2010/09/libbys-cake-decorating-party.html

  8. Carrie Rowe September 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    WOW! So many fun activities for those girls and it all looked fabulous!!!! GREAT party!

  9. Nikki McGonigal September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I love this more and more every time I see it! You have thought of every little detail! Your talent is amazing!!

  10. Lori September 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this! Just showed my daughter and now she wants this for her upcoming birthday party! So so creative. Thanks!! Best wishes for your business :-)

    • Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com September 10, 2011 at 3:58 am

      Lori, thanks so much for sharing that…it brought a big smile to my face! I am thrilled that you were inspired! :)

  11. Heather September 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This is my fave party!! I so love those ruffle aprons!!


    • Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com September 10, 2011 at 4:01 am

      Heather, the aprons were my favorite, too! Your sweet comment just warms my heart…thank you!!! :)

  12. Maysem September 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Cute! My kind of party:D

  13. Megan September 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I loved this party the very 1st time I saw it!!

  14. Holly (Paisley Petal Events) September 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Absolutely adorable!! I LOVE all the little details. The cupcake flowers and garland are just perfect!

  15. Ronisugarcreations Roni September 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    this party is amazing,,,, congrats to all the people who contributed to put it together, and congrats to all the girls,, and b day girl,,,

  16. antique engagement rings September 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

    The kids are gorgeous!

  17. Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers September 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I love this idea for little girls or big girls. :) How did you do the lolli pop topiaries – are they just stuck in styrofoam balls?

    • Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com September 10, 2011 at 4:03 am

      Hi Leah! Yes, the lollipops sticks are just stuck into styrofoam balls. Super easy! :)

  18. Leila | Be Inspired PR September 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    SO cute! So many great things about this party! Love the cupcake wrapper garland, the adorable aprons, and the personal cakes with the frames!

  19. Carrie S. September 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    OMG…..is that a Dum Dum Topiary? Who thought of that? What a freak’in genius….I need a kid to throw a party for pronto!

  20. Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations} September 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Absolutely adoreable!!! My daughter would love a party like this! Thanks so much for such a cute idea! And great pictures too!

  21. [email protected] September 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    So many cute ideas in this party. The cupcake liners used to make the flower for the white favor boxes are cute as can be. The lollipop topiary is such fun and the name banners to top the cakes off are very clever – decorative and useful! Very nice party.

  22. antique engagement rings September 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I really love your blog.. and the kids are wonderful.

  23. Barn Weddings September 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

    As I was a kid before I do love cooking too. I bet that I always experiment into new dishes. It was just so fun. Just like those kids I adore them on how they made that very creative cake designs. Keep it up kids! :D

  24. Marko @ Stavros Apartmani September 11, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Great theme for kids party. The “cake making” is favorite among lots of girls. And the contest style game is just perfect to keep them busy for a long period of time. Love it :)

  25. Heather September 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Just wondering where you got the aprons and chef hats

  26. Girls Pamper Parties September 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    yet again a wonderful idea. I love the cake boss and would love this party too! what a fantastic idea for the kids to get creative. I bet the birthday girl had a yummy time afterwards and the guests took home the biggest slice of cake ever!

  27. Joyful Reflections Photography September 15, 2011 at 3:01 am

    What an awesome idea! Love, love love! Great idea for a grownup girls party too!

  28. chineye September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    this is soooooooooooooo cool!! My daughter is only 7 months & I cannot wait until I can have parties like this for her!!! This idea will never get old :O)

    • Alison Murphy Hylton September 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      I just thought the same thing! My daughter is 3 months but i can’t wait to have birthday parties for her!

  29. Mandy January 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    This is so stinkin cute! I Love Love Love it! I have a question though what type of questions did you use for the scavanger hunt?? Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea.

  30. Aneta February 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    My daughter wants to have a baking birthday party .I have to show her this great photos ! Wonderful inspiration ! Did you have cakes ready for the party or did you bake them together with girls ? and was there a b-day cake on top all those cakes ?? or everyone had a private cake ? I wonder how you approached that issue :)

    • Maryke June 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

      I remember when I was about 10 years old I had a baking party where we baked the cakes from scratch. My mom measured the ingredients beforehand and placed them in little bowls and wrote out simple step by step guidelines for us. We borrowed some kitchen equipment (mixers, cake pans etc.) from neighbors, as well as their ovens :) We each made a simple one layer round vanilla cake. While they were baking and cooling down we were outside swimming and playing. When my mom called us back, she had set out a decorating table with various colors of butter cream icing and small candies. Everyone got to bake, decorate and take their own cake home. We are all about 22 years old now and still remember it as the best party ever!

  31. Courtney March 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Am thinking of using these party ideas-what did you use for the party banner holders?

  32. Leigh-Anne July 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    If you don’t mind sharing, what all were the activities in the “challenge”? thanks so much!

  33. Martha August 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    This is a cool birthday party idea for these little girls. Every girl wants to bake a cake and decorate it the way they wanted. I know they all had fun decorating the cakes especially the birthday celebrant.

  34. Ryann Kathleen October 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

    This party is so adorable! And I love your daughter's name :)

  35. Becky October 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! I was hoping it was the new trend in a party place, that I could take my daughter to for her birthday!

  36. Janet September 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I would love to do this for my daughter’s 8th birthday this year. I don’t understand the scavenger hunt activity though. Could you expand on that a little for me?? Thank you!!

  37. Darin December 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I like the adorable party idea very cute ;)

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  39. Diana Connor-Therkildsen March 18, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I love this party … I am doing something similar this Saturday for my daughter … I am having trouble with a good frosting recipe for piping … can you share your recipe?? please!

  40. kashikishinia hortiaghi November 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Omg this is so cute I love it I would do this

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