Food is a favorite part of any party. Check out these food and cake ideas for an awesome High School Musical party:
A Sport Ball Cake Pan includes easy-to-follow directions, and can be modified to create a terrific basketball cake.
To make the cake a real standout, purchase a few 12″ X 12″ linoleum squares from a home improvement store (they are very inexpensive). The tiles can be used as a “hardwood floor” cake board. Use a red paint pen or Sharpie marker to create the three-point line, free throw line, etc. Purchase one individual tile for each party guest, and you’ll have an awesome “placemat” for each place setting.
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by one boxed mix, which is what this pan calls for, we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can be frosted in matching frosting, and cut and served behind the scenes.
If you prefer cupcakes, try making these easy “Microphones”, which are guaranteed crowd pleasers
Microphone Cupcakes–What you’ll need:
1 Cake mix
24 flat-bottomed cones
16 oz. container of frosting
Prepare mix according to the directions on the package. Spoon about ¼ cup of the batter mix into each cone. Place cones in muffin tin for easiest handling. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely, frost the top of the cone, and then roll the frosted part of the “cupcake” in the silver dragees.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 or 11 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening. If you wish, schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal, and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other munchies.
If you decide to serve a light meal, serve food that you would typically find at a mall food court or school caffeteria — pizza by the slice, nachos, burgers and fries or soft pretzels.
Serve all your party food on High School Musical Tableware.