Black icing and frosting is all the rage during the Halloween season! Be careful working with black icing and frosting — it can often turn everyone’s mouths black and will stain just about anything!
Family birthday celebrations can be loads of fun not only for the birthday child, but also for the other kids in the family too! Here’s an easy way to have everyone looking forward to that cake…besides just being sweet and yummy! Make a tradition of hiding a small pretzel stick or a Cheerio in the cake. Whomever bites in to the special surprise wins something fun…an ice cream cone, a movie pass, a mini-golf pass, etc. It doesn’t need to be an outing, but rather a prize of some sort, i.e new pack of baseball cards, a jumping ball, etc. You can begin this and keep it as a tradition year in and year out. Exciting!
Serve the cake first thing up! This will work especially well if this isn’t a birthday party year, and it will just be a family celebration. Instead of waiting until after dinner in the evening to serve the cake, gather your family together while the birthday kid still sleeps. Place candles on the cake, and burst into the bedroom singing “Happy Birthday” together. The first time you do this it will be a surprise, but it can certainly become a tradition that your kids look forward to on a yearly basis.