Stephanie's quick tip for decorating birthday cakes: We were decorating the cakes for our twin boys' 2nd birthday when I realized I had bought the wrong decorating supplies. No longer able to make black icing at the last minute, my mother in-law suggested we use toys. Our boys love Mr. Potato Head, so that's what […]
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Kim-Anh's no-pressure hack for a delightful birthday cake your kid will love: Instead of spending countless hours trying to figure out how to frost a cake to look like your toddler's latest obsession, go with a basic cake and top with a store-bought toy. This year, I made a Cars-themed cake for my son. To […]
Kristen's first birthday tip: Don't give the kid the whole cake to destroy, or even an entire one of his very own. Bake a mini-cake in a foil pot pie tin. Less mess and less wasted food. I think this is a great idea (cupcakes would work as well if you're baking for a crowd). […]
In this week’s podcast, Christine and I share 8 tips for keeping birthday celebrations focused on the fun, not the stress.
Most of us with school-aged kids have faced this dilemma in one form or another. Classroom birthdays, school holiday parties…when food is involved, things get complicated. What to do?