This past Sunday we had the pleasure of hosting a fabulous birthday party for a very special little girl! The theme was an “Ice Cream Shoppe” and we had so much fun coming up with creative ideas. The guests got to make Ice Cream Cone Necklaces out of Scupley and Beads. Then in the kitchen we made mini cupcakes which we iced and then put into cones. Here’s a great recipe for mini cupcakes. Once they’ve cooled down we used royal icing and sprinkles to decorate them and then just simply placed the cupcakes into the cones.
The party ended with a grand feast of Ice Cream Cake (no real ice cream was used in the making of the cake)!
The cake was made from “traditional birthday cake” recipe and then iced with buttercream icing. We used two separate pans for the cake and once baked we cut each cake into two and filled them with buttercream icing. So really, the cake was made up for 4 layers altogether. We used fondant in various colours to make the circles that are around the cake.
We added the cones at the very last minute as we didn’t want them to get soggy from being refrigerated. For the cones, we simply used a serrated knife and very gently cut them in half and then pushed them into the cake. They were the perfect height so the outside rim sat almost right on the cake. Using the buttercream icing we did the swirls and added a cinnamon heart on the top for the cherry! It was such a fun birthday party and we were so pleased to host it!
How can a dessert get any better than this? Ice cream and cake in one dessert, well actually there isn’t any real ice cream in the dessert, but there’s a cone so that counts for something! This is an easy dessert to make, in fact we made it in our creative treats class with 4 year old kids. Follow these easy steps to make your very own delicious cake pops:
- Vanilla Cake (we made ours from scratch but you can also just buy the ones that come in a box and save yourself a lot of time). If you’re looking for a good Vanilla Cake recipe try this one.
- Buttercream Frosting (we made ours from scratch, here’s a recipe for it. You can also just buy the frosting in a jar though, makes life so much easier, those nifty little premade goods).
- White Chocolate Melts (amount varies depending on how many cake pops you’re making) for one whole cake you’ll need approximately 1 lb of chocolate melts.
- Package of Mini Ice Cream Cones
- Red Icing Gel (just a couple drops) to turn your white ice cream pink (if you so desire)
- Styrofoam block wrapped in tin foil (we covered these ones in felt just to make them look extra fancy)
- Crumble the cake into crumbs (kids love this step)!
- Add about 3/4 of the jar of frosting or if you’re using homemade buttercream about 1 cup. You’re going to roll the cake into balls and want them to stick together with the frosting.
- Placed rolled cake balls on parchment paper and then put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until they are hard.
- In the mean time, melt the chocolate (we don’t have a microwave at Seasons so we used a double boiler) if you’re using a microwave, do 20 second intervals as you really don’t want the chocolate to burn.
- When the chocolate is melted you can pour it into a glass bowl (here’s a little trick to keep the chocolate from hardening: fill a larger bowl with boiled water and then place the smaller bowl with the chocolate inside it. This will keep the chocolate from hardening).
- If you would like to colour your chocolate, you can do so at this point, just add a couple drops of the red icing gel (or a different colour if you choose).
- Using a soup spoon, dunk one of the cake balls into the chocolate and cover it completely. You can then plop it on top of the mini cones and don’t worry if it drips down the side of the cone, just adds a more realistic flair to your creation!
- We added lots of sprinkles to make it look even more realistic! You can also add a cherry (a cinnamon heart) for the full effect.
- For presentation, you can use a styrofoam block that has been wrapped in tin foil. Simply use a knife to cut holes in then push the cones into the block. You can wrap the final product in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. This is the perfect gift for someone’s birthday or just for your own tummy!
Looking for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Join us for our fun Mini Cake Workshop! Learn how to mask a mini cake with buttercream icing and decorate your cake with Fondant.
When: Sunday, April 21st
Cost: $30 per registrant
(children under the age of 5 need to be accompanied by an adult).
$10 per child under the age of 5 years.
This past Sunday we hosted our annual Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop. Our little guests were not so into the idea of Halloween colours, so our cookies are not so scary but very happy! Happy Halloween to all!!
On Sunday we hosted a fun Mini Cake Workshop! Check out the beautiful mini cakes that were made! Not only are they nice to look at, they were also delicious!
Ever wondered how to make a mini cake? Well wonder no more! Join us on Sunday April 15th from 1:00-3:00pm and learn to make your very own mini cake with buttercream icing and fondant decorations! Email us for more information or to register firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday we hosted a Nature themed birthday party. It was lots of fun! The children made Bird Nest Boxes and decorated cupcakes with fondant leaves on them. The birthday girl also had a special cake and loot bags made for her by Seasons.
On Sunday we hosted an Oscar themed Birthday Party and it was lots of fun. We had set up a photo-shoot in the Seasons Studio for the children, they were able to pick an “Oscar” dress and also get their hair and make-up done. Then they posed with an “Oscar” (a beautiful paper rendition) and we photographed them on the “red carpet”.