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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antique engagement rings SAYS:

The kids are gorgeous!

Reply 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?

Reply 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!

Reply 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!

Reply 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!

Reply September 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

antique engagement rings SAYS:

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

Reply September 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Barn Weddings SAYS:

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

Reply September 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

Marko @ Stavros Apartmani SAYS:

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 :)

Reply September 11, 2011 at 1:57 am

Heather SAYS:

Just wondering where you got the aprons and chef hats

Reply September 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Girls Pamper Parties SAYS:

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!

Reply September 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Joyful Reflections Photography SAYS:

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

Reply September 15, 2011 at 3:01 am

chineye SAYS:

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)

Reply September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

Alison Murphy Hylton SAYS:

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

September 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Mandy SAYS:

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.

Reply January 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Aneta SAYS:

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 :)

Reply February 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Maryke SAYS:

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!

June 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

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