Episode 101: Kids Birthday

What’s the first occasion that starts you decorating – a kids birthday party. Ease into cake decorating with simple and fun ideas for girls and boys of all ages. Our feature cakes are “Candy Cake” and “Spider”; we’ve also got some wonderful alternatives to kid’s cakes like gelatin delights and rice cereal squares. Last up it’s a great celebration idea – decorate your own cupcakes or cookies as a party activity and favor – we’ll show you how. And don’t miss our weekly tips.


Cute Candy Cake

There’s a lot of celebrating going on with this cake. And why not? Anytime you mix cake, candy and bright fondant, a party is sure to follow.

Scary Spider Cake

This kooky creature covers lots of ground—at Halloween parties, birthday celebrations and more. Combine Soccer Ball and Mini Ball Pans to create the body and head; add licorice legs connected with spice drops and this slinky creature comes to life.

Crunchy, Crispy Cakes

When is a cake not a cake? When it’s a crisped rice cereal treat disguised as a cake! It’s the best of both worlds. Make these easy, fun treats ahead of time and enjoy the party.

Cookies Get Around!

One cutter. So many ideas. Just cut round cookies and transform the theme from baseball, to rainbows to wild nametags.

Roaring Good Cupcakes

Bring a stampede of fun to your next children’s party. It’s easy to turn simple cupcakes into ferocious beast feasts by adding simple pull-out leaves cute Jungle Animal Candles.

Jiggly Cupcake Treats

Put a shake in your “cupcakes”! Make ‘em dazzle by filling baking cups with our Gelatin Treats recipe instead of cake batter. After molding the gelatin, pipe an easy whipped icing swirl on top. See how step by step.

Nature's Creature Cupcakes

It’s easy to create individual treats, each with its own fun personality. Your guests will just love the time you took to personalize these—don’t tell them how little time it took!

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.