Oh yes, it’s that time of year. The holidays are crazy, basketball season is here, and we had to fit in a Disney Palace Pets Party this past weekend. Our littlest is turning four soon, not a baby anymore (sniff, sniff), and is obsessed with Palace Pets. But when I perused Pinterest, there were very few ideas, so I was left up to my own imagination to create something special. As most of you know, I love to bake, but am by no means a professional. So here’s what I decided to do to create my own simple homemade Palace Pets birthday cake.
First things first you need an amazing recipe, and I stumbled upon the best white cake recipe ever. Seriously, the silkiest and moistest cake I’ve ever made, and it’s the perfect measurements for a three layer ombre cake. Not sure how to do an ombre cake on the inside? Seriously easy, just measure out your batter in three bowls like I did for this cake, and then tint it however you like. I used pink gel color by Wilton and just slightly varied it for my pink-tastic Palace Pets princess!
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Once you bake your cake, freeze it. Yes you heard me right. Who has time to bake a cake when you’re throwing a party?! Do it ahead of time, like the weekend before, then wrap in cling wrap and freeze. Then crumb coat it while frozen the day before your party, so easy! See how messy my frosting is? It doesn’t matter! Yes I want one of these frosting smoother tools, but whatever!
Then it’s time to do your dots. No, I’ve never done this before, but after just a few I knew this was going to be a piece of cake! (see what I did there?) So simple, I let the threenager and my other baking assistant do some!
Here’s the finished product!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, we printed out this bunting from this website, and my husband assembled it for me using dental floss and straws. We’re fancy like that!
And macaroons from Sam’s Club… (so delish!)
It’s safe to say, despite torrential rain and tornado warnings that nearly blew away our bounce house, it was indeed a happy birthday! As for the cake, this really is easier than you think. The reason I do these tutorials is A) I freaking amaze myself that I pull them off, and B) to encourage and inspire others to try to bake your cakes. It’s so much fun to do with your kids, and saves you bucko bucks. Plus the memories she’ll have making cakes with her mom is something I hope she’ll treasure as much as her beloved Palace Pets friend.
Good luck cake making! Please pin this for later too! Oh and if you need more birthday party ideas, check out my Palace Pets Birthday party post!
I also wrote a gift guide, yes there are tons of gift ideas out there too!