My daughters birthday party theme was polka dots (with some stripes). I (we) decided on the theme after finding some cute paper plates and napkins at Target. From there I designed various decorations using the paper plates as inspiration.
Wondering how to make a cute cake?
One of the cutest trends I’ve seen in birthday cakes is a cake bunting. I have seen a bunch of cute, cute mini cake buntings on pinterest lately. After being inspired by all of the amazing moms out there, I thought I would get crafty and make Bree’s cake this year. Sigh… It really didn’t turn out how I wanted. It was a good learning experience, but when it got down to showtime I decided to run to the bakery at a local grocery store and see if they could decorate a cake that fit into the theme. Between now and the next round of birthdays I am going to work on my cake baking, frosting recipes, and cake decorating skills.
I added a personal touch and helped tie the cake into the overall theme by making a pennant cake bunting. It was super simple to make and fit in with the rest of the decor perfectly. Now I can call this cake semi-homemade!
Cake Bunting Instructions
- I used the patterns I had created for the rest of the party decor and fit them onto a 4×6 print. I liked getting my decorations printed at Costco because the colors are vibrant and the paper is thick. Each pattern was 2×2 inches. I needed 2 prints to make my mini cake bunting.
- Cut the patterned squares into triangles.
- Use coordinating ribbon and hot glue gun the top side of the triangle to the ribbon.
- Tie the bunting to some sticks. I used cookie sticks.