A Flower Cake for an Abby Cadabby Birthday Party

Create a lovely flower cake for your Abby Cadabby Party!

What you’ll need:
• Three package mixes – try combining two or three different flavors for a marbled effect.
• Three 16 oz. Containers of vanilla ready-made frosting
• One “board” for displaying the cake – foamcore, corrugated, or an 18″ round cake board.
• paste food coloring
• 16″ round cake pan.

Prepare the mix according to the manufacturer’s directions. Pour all three mixes into a well-greased pan. If you are using more than one flavor let them bleed together for a unique effect.

Bake the cake according to directions on the package, but add an additional 5-10 minutes to the suggested time to bake. Because you are baking 3 mixes at one time, you will need to bake the cake for longer than the directions indicate.

Check your cake using a toothpick inserted into the center, every 5-7 minutes after the initial required baking time, and add more time as needed. All ovens bake differently, so add extra baking time in small increments.

Allow cake to cool.

Place cake on wire rack in freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove from the freezer, place on the cake board, and cut six “flower notches” (see diagram) around the outside edge.

Food:

Serve sandwiches cut into letter and number shapes with cookie cutters, or cut sandwiches into the four basic shapes; circle, square, triangle, and rectangle. Bake square-shaped sugar cookies and frost them as ABC blocks. Jello Jigglers are also a perennial party favorite with young children.

Create a “Cookie Monster”! Roll out one entire roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough onto a pizza pan and bake.

Use parfait glasses to create a colorful rainbow parfait for each guest. This treat will bring lots of sunny smiles. Layer scoops of softened green, yellow, orange, and pink sherbet into glasses. Smooth out each layer before adding the next layer. Freeze until solid. Before serving, add a fluffy “cloud” to the top (spoonful of Cool Whip).

As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little and the waste can be disheartening. 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 such as mini chocolate chip cookies, pretzels, and grapes (cut in half for toddlers).

Remember to serve your food on Abby Cadabby party tableware.

Check out our other Abby Cadabby TipZ and tell us your ideas!

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