Kids love celebrating their birthdays and as parents, we definitely love throwing a party for them. They have fun, feel appreciated and feel proud that they’re a year older. But when planning your kid’s next birthday party, deciding what to serve can get you scratching your head. After all, food is the center point of children’s birthday celebrations, of course, along with various treats such as juices, snacks, and candy. Are you looking for recipe ideas for your child’s next birthday party?
Well, worry not because, here are a few chef-approved options you can try, and the kids will love them.
1. Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
This is one recipe kids will remember long after the birthday party. Nothing delights kids in a party more than great-tasting ice cream… and cake. Ice cream cone cupcakes are adorable and involve baking cake inside cream cones and topping it up with pipe frosting so that it looks like soft-serve ice cream. There’s a variety of flavors to choose from, including vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and funfetti, just to name a few.
- Cake mix: water, eggs, baking flour, vegetable oil, etc.
- Ice cream cones (flat bottomed)
- Creamy frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and place baking (paper) cups in muffin cups
- Make cake batter, dividing it evenly amongst your cake cups, and place the cones up-side-down on the batter of each cup.
- Put your preparation in the oven and bake for 16-22 minute, so that if you insert a toothpick in the cake, it comes out clean.
- Leave them to cool for approx. 30mins, remove baking cups, and top your cake with frosting, decorating as desired.
2. Ice Cream Birthday Cake
As earlier mentioned, cakes and ice creams are kids’ best friends when it comes to parties. Ice cream may contain quite a lot of sugar, the ice cream pros behind the Dream Scoops blog say that sugar doesn’t only add sweetness to the ice cream but it also helps give it body and keeps the ice cream soft. Adding ice cream to cake, gives eating cake a whole new experience, making it more delicious and mouth-watering.
To make an ice cream birthday cake that your child (and their friends) will love for his/her birthday, you will need:
- Softened flavored ice cream – 4 cups
- Funfetti cake mix – 1
- Thawed frozen whipped topping – 8 ounces
- Into a round, 9-inch pan lined with plastic wrap, spread ice cream evenly and freeze for 2 hrs
- Bake the cake mix as directed and cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Remove the wire racks to completely cool
- Trim the cake tops using a serrated knife, placing one layer of the cake on a serving plate. Next, spread your ice cream onto the layer, and top it up with the next layer so that the ice cream is sandwiched between the two cake layers.
- Take your whipped topping and spread it over the cake’s top and sides, decorating as desired with sprinklers.
- Freeze until firm, for approx. 2 hours
3. Birthday Pancakes
These are not your ordinary pancakes. They are a special kind of pancakes made to mimic a birthday cake that your kid will love for a birthday party. To make one, you’ll just need to add some spice into your plain pancake by adding cake mix, sprinklers, and frosting.
- Pancake mix – 1 cup
- Cake mix – 1 cup
- Eggs – 2
- 2% milk – about 1.5 cups
- Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
- Sprinklers – ¼ cup
- Vanilla frosting – ¾ cup
- In one bowl, whisk your pancake and cake mix. In the second bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, and ½ cup milk. Let the blend stand for 10 minutes and fold it in your sprinklers.
- Slightly grease a griddle, place it over medium heat and pout ¼ cupfuls of batter, creating 6 large pancakes. Cook the pancakes to achieve a golden brown color and no bubble pop.
- Take the remaining milk and frosting, cover, and microwave for about 10-15secs until melted. Next, place your pancakes on a tray or flat plate and drizzle frosting on top. You can also place your pancakes in a freezer bag and put them in your fridge. To use frozen pancakes, you’ll just need to reheat them in the microwave or oven.
Nothing excites kids more than celebrating their birthday. It’s even more fun when you get creative and prepare great-tasting treats for everyone to enjoy at the party. The above are just a few of the many chef-approved recipes you can try including in your kid’s next birthday party.