19 Feb

Trend Alert: Doodle Cakes & Cake Bars


Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with a brand new series “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning!  Today’s guest post is all about Doodle Cakes! A doodle cake is a regular cake covered in white fondant icing that can be decorated with edible markers.

Rosie from Sweetapolita created this gorgeous rainbow cake for her daughter’s birthday and then let the birthday girl decorate her own cake! How cute and creative is that!




1. Order or make 6″ round fondant white cakes for each of your guests.
2. Display them on varying heights cake stands on a table.
3. Place a container of edible markers on the table.
4. Let each guest decorate their own personal cake!


Your Doodle Cake Bar will do DOUBLE DUTY as a unique sweet treat for each guest AND a party activity! A few months ago I styled a Doodle Party that would go perfectly with this! Click here to see all the “Doodle Party” photos. What do you think of this new trend?



– Rainbow Fondant Cake recipe: Sweetapolita
– “Let’s Doodle” Party styling: Soireé Event Design
– Photography: Rosie Alyea

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@fineartofcakes SAYS:

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February 19, 2013 at 6:27 am

Kelli- Print & Cut Your Printables SAYS:

How fun! Perfect for those of us that are not great with icing!

February 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

tonya SAYS:

Yes Kelli! And Michael’s sells the fondant all ready to go!

February 19, 2013 at 7:23 am

@Jennifer_10_25 SAYS:

For the record I totally want a rainbow doodle cake in October for my 28th birthday http://t.co/BBqPd28O

February 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

@Blumebox SAYS:

Soiree Event Design thanks for letting us know about this fun doodle cake trend! We think this would pair… http://t.co/v86XUuzO

February 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

Wendy SAYS:

The trend is adorable and that cake is so cute!

February 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

Miss Margarita SAYS:

love it!!!

February 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

@jensanmx SAYS:

@grungemx así nuestros hijos harán pasteles http://t.co/8oq4TvHJ

February 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

Erika SAYS:

Will certainly try it for Olivia’s birthday……what a blast!

February 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Sally from Little Hiccups SAYS:

I made one of these for my daughter’s recent 6th birthday party and it was a huge hit – although not quite as nicely made as tis one! The kids loved the novelty of drawing on the cake and they were all surprised when it was cut open and they saw the colourful layers. You can see it here: http://www.littlehiccups.net/2013/02/avas-6th-birthday-party.html

February 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

andiezimmerman SAYS:

This is a great idea! I just wish fondant tasted better to me – not a big fan. And, ordering cakes for everyone attending would cost me my first and second born. Ha ha!

February 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Leslie SAYS:

Try making cupcakes for those attending and make a marshmallow fondant. It has a much better taste!

February 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Sharon SAYS:

a cake for each guest? Um kinda pricey!!! Cute idea.

February 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Edible Art Party SAYS:

Super cute and our brand new Edible Art Party lollipops would fit right in as favors!! http://www.vintageconfections.com/pages/have-a-vintage-confections-edible-art-party

February 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

ukcupcakesonline SAYS:

I really appreciate this concept of making birthday cakes like this… kids will really enjoy decorating cakes…
Sweet Revenge London

June 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Lisa Alyea-Wehrman SAYS:

This is so cute! What's stranger is that is my maiden name! I don't know of anyone else with that last name! Alyea is not common.

March 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm
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