So last week I showed you how to make a delicious funfetti Daniel Tiger smash cake for a kids first birthday smash session. This week I'm here with the Daniel Tiger birthday cake!
Remember how I told you that I had originally planned to throw my daughter a small party, since she was turning one etc etc etc... then that all went out the window. Well it went out the window about 4 months before her birthday when I started searching for first birthday party ideas on Pinterest and decided she should have a Daniel Tiger birthday party since she loves him!
I searched and searched for ideas on a Daniel Tiger birthday cake and then I found this website. How perfect is that? It has other food ideas besides the cake and it also has decorating ideas and game ideas for the party! That came in handy because a few of her cousins who are older came and so we had coloring pages and a couple games on hand to entertain them.
The recipe here makes one 9 in round cake for you to decorate. I did not include an additional recipe for the cupcakes (I did a different flavor for the ears.) You'll want to remember to save a little bit of icing for the whiskers. I completely forgot and dyed it all orange and then I made PH go buy me a small bag of white icing because I did not feel like cleaning everything I had used just to make a tablespoon of frosting. Use the same frosting recipe here, but use orange food coloring instead.
Now I used the full recipe because we had her birthday party on the same day of my brother's birthday (her actual birthday is the day before his) so I used the extra cake for him.
If you don't want to make a full batch of cupcakes you could just increase the measurements here slightly (I'd say by 1/4 for two cupcakes) just to make two cupcakes. It really is a matter of how many kids will be at your party, and how much you like leftover cake.
I've also included some of my notes regarding the decorating. I followed the directions at the website to decorate the cake with these few variations I mention at the bottom of the recipe.
This cake was delicious, and fun to make except for the eyes. Those Oreos drove me nuts! Be very gentle with them!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!