08 Sep

Sweet “Cake Boss” Baking Birthday Party

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.

DIY Projects:
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.

Baked Goods:
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.


– Party Styling: Jennifer from Passion for Parties
– Printables: Passion for Parties
– Cupcake Liners, Bakery Boxes & Pink & White Striped Straws: Bake it Pretty
– Milk Bottles: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Oreo Cookie Mold: Fancy Flours
– Edible Transfers for Cookies: Spinning Leaf
– Hats & Aprons: KNG.com
– Iron- Transfers, Signs, Labels, Invitations: Passion for Parties

Inspiration Credits:
– Hats & Cupcake Liner Garland: One Charming Party
– Flowers for Favor Boxes: Martha Stewart
– Birthday Cake: Abigails’ Bake Shop


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Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Thank you so much, Latisha!

September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Tanya~ Save the Date for Cupcakes SAYS:

This is sooo adorable!

September 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Thank you, Tanya! :)

September 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Adorably cute! love it

September 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

So sweet of you to say! Thank you, Rowaida!

September 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Kristen Anderson SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Kristen, I adore you! Thank you so much! <3

September 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Marki Williams SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Oh Marki, thank you! And yes, throw a cake party! The kids absolutely LOVE it! :)

September 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

McCall SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

McCall, isn’t is such a fun theme? Thanks for sharing! :)

September 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Carrie Rowe SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Carrie, the girls just loved it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! :)

September 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

Nikki McGonigal SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Nikki, I appreciate your support more than you will ever know! Thank you! xoxo <3

September 10, 2011 at 3:55 am

Lori SAYS:

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 :-)

September 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

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

September 10, 2011 at 3:58 am

Heather SAYS:

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


September 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

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

September 10, 2011 at 4:01 am

Maysem SAYS:

Cute! My kind of party:D

September 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Megan SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Holly (Paisley Petal Events) SAYS:

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

September 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Ronisugarcreations Roni SAYS:

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,,,

September 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

antique engagement rings SAYS:

The kids are gorgeous!

September 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers SAYS:

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?

September 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

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

September 10, 2011 at 4:03 am

Leila | Be Inspired PR SAYS:

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

September 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

Carrie S. SAYS:

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!

September 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations} SAYS:

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!

September 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm
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