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I got my idea from one of the anther kid cake I’d seen on this website. A friend of mine did most of the decorating and here’s how we did it. I baked two 9 x 13 cakes and leveled them. Before stacking them I cut a section away from one cake large enough to make room for the length of an ice cream cone (about 3 inches by 9 inches). Then I stacked them with a thin layer of frosting between the layers. After putting on a crumb coat and hot knifing it for smoothness I colored more frosting the color of a crayon box and applied it to the whole cake making it as smooth as possible.
My friend cut and placed pre-colored green fondant for the contrasting color and to spell my daughter’s name. We also used red fondant for the number 3. I cut three ice cream cones in half down the length of the cones. (I found that I was only able to get three good halves as the other half usually crumbled.) I dipped each ice cream cone half in candy melt, let it dry then placed it for the crayon tips in the open space at the top of the cake. To finish it off we put a bit of matching fondant around each "crayon" where they barely peeked out of the box (to look like paper wrappers).
Then I piped a shell border around the bottom. Following another suggestion on this site for a kid cake I dipped pretzel rods in candy melts and used them as table decoration.
The party was a great success. Thank you for this website and the wonderful ideas!
This kid cake was my own idea. My daughter saw the crayon candles at the store and right then and there she said "I want a crayon party!" I wanted the candles to be part of the cake so came up with this idea.
The cake is a chocolate sheet cake. I made two 11X17 and cut them down a bit. The paper is made from Wilton ready-to-use fondant. It is hard to see in the photo but I curled up the corners a bit to make it look like paper. The crayon box is made from graham crackers covered in fondant which I colored orange/yellow. All the icing is butter cream.
This was such a fun cake to make for my nephew’s baptism. I actually got the idea from another kid cake that I saw on this website. I placed a 9×13 cake on the bottom of the board (pan). I then took the second 9×13 cake and cut 1/3 of it off. I frosted the two cakes together using yellow frosting. I then purchased ice cream cones and carefully cut two of them in half. I frosted them and then placed them on the cake where I had it out previously.
I piped my crayon box green with lines and added my wording. After that was complete I added my edging anywhere where it appeared to look unfinished.
My aunt and I made this kid cake for my little girls 4th birthday. We used 2 1/2 sheet cakes with the top one cut a way from the top to fit the crayons there. We used green licorice for the stripes and ice cream cones cut in half for the crayons.
Regular Wilton colors were used and I can’t remember the tips. It was just a star tip on the crayon and the smooth box was just the same frosting smoothed out. Everyone loved it and I got the inspiration from this website.,
The party theme was "coloring our world". Our triplets were turning 2, so the invitation we made looked like a box of crayons. The outside said "They’ve colored our world…." When it was opened it said "Come quick before they color our walls".
Once I had the idea for a theme for the party, I drew a picture of the 3 crayons. I then took it to a copy store and had them blow it up as large as I wanted the kid cake to be.
I then made 3 cakes that were baked in 9×13 pyrex pans. Once cooled I took the cakes out of the pans and placed them on top of a board that was covered with coordinating wrapping paper. Once all 3 cakes were on, I placed the blown up drawing on top and began to cut all around the cake.
Once the kid cake was cut to size I put the extra pieces aside for people to nibble on. I then started to cut my template little by little. I first cut off the top crayon, and left the other 2 on while I frosted the red. Once that was done, I frosted the blue after I cut off the 2nd crayon, and 3rd, the green crayon. I used more frosting when I had variance’s in the height of the cakes. The ovals were black shoe string licorice that I bought at a specialty candy store.
This Crayon kid cake is time consuming, but the end product is amazing!!
1 box (18.5 oz.) yellow-cake mix
2 cans (16 oz. each) vanilla frosting
Blue, green, orange, red, and yellow food coloring
5 Yodels or Ho Hos or swiss logs
1 cup dark-chocolate-fudge frosting
Green sour-licorice strips
1. Using pound-cake variation (add instant pudding and 1 extra egg), prepare cake mix according to package directions for one 9" x 13" cake. Cool cake completely.
2. Divide 1 can of frosting among six small bowls. Tint bowls blue, green, orange, red, yellow, and light green (mix a drop of yellow with green food coloring). Place light green in resealable plastic bag. Trim one end of each Yodel to form crayon tips.
3. Place Yodels on wire rack. Microwave one bowl of frosting 5 to 10 seconds in microwave, or until consistency of slightly whipped cream. Pour over one Yodel, and let set; repeat with remaining colors and Yodels.
4. Trim cake to make level, and invert onto serving plate. Measure 4" in from center of one short end of cake. Score one half-circle from corners to 4" mark. Following score mark and using a serrated knife, cut out 1"-thick flat piece of cake (to create opening of crayon box). Reserve 1/2 cup vanilla frosting. Tint remaining frosting orange-yellow. Frost half circle with vanilla frosting; frost remaining cake with orange-yellow frosting. Pipe green frosting onto bottom corners of "crayon box," and spread with small knife. Pipe a green outline on white frosting. Place row of "crayons" on cake, trimming to fit. Put chocolate frosting in resealable plastic bag, snip off corner, and pipe lines and circles onto crayons. Place licorice strips to outline green frosting on bottom corners. Serves 16.
I took this kid cake idea from one submitted to this site (from Lisa M.’s crayon cake above…) – Thanks!
Behind the cake there’s a draw-string piñata I made from a box. I cut a trap door in the bottom and attached strings – only one of which releases the trap door.
Around the cake are "crayons" made by dipping Twix sticks into candy melts. You could also use pretzel rods, but those aren’t available here, so I used the Twix sticks. The Crayon wrappers are made from colored paper and double-stick tape.
I also made back-to-school cookies and table decor for the same party.
I got this cake idea from another crayon cake submitted to this site (Lisa M’s Crayon Cake above). I knew this cake would be just perfect to make for my mom who is a first grade teacher. I work at a bakery and had it made by another girl I work with because I knew she could do a better job than I could.
The cake was made out of a 1/2-sheet cake. The yellow and green frosting on the cake is buttercream frosting. The girl who made the cake for me just measured in a few inches from each side of the cake to cut the open part of the "crayon box".
She made the "crayons" on the cake out of Fig Newton’s. She just put two on top of each other and then two more on top of each other by the other two. Then, for the point of the "crayons", she put two on top of each other and cut them to a point. In between each Fig Newton that was on top of one another, she put a thin layer of white buttercream frosting.
For the icing on the crayons, she used fondant icing which is really easy to use. For the black outlines on the "crayons", she simply just used black buttercream. The cute little sugar-molded crayons you see on top of the cake were purchased by me from eBay. They sure made the finished cake look great!!!
This is a "box of crayons" kid cake I made for a friend’s baby’s 1st birthday party. It was big enough for 60 people. It was made of yellow cake, filled with pastry cream, bananas and strawberries. I used cookies sheets to bake the yellow cake in.
When the cakes were cool enough, I spread pastry cream on them and then a generous amount of sliced bananas and strawberries. I did 3 layers of yellow cake and 2 layers of filling. I did a crumb coating of white icing first and after it set, I did a 2nd coat of yellow icing. I finished by doing the final details for the cake. I also cut pieces of cake into crayon shapes, iced them individually and placed them on the kid cake.
I made this kid cake at the request of my best friend. It was for her daughter’s 1st birthday. I used a double chocolate fudge cake (13×16 for the box of crayons), cream cheese icing as a light coating and rolled fondant to cover.
To make a true black for the letters, I used a chocolate fondant with true black gel colorant. This was my first foray into fondant and I loved how easy it was. It was also my first time using the gel colorants. They were awesome too. It made this kid cake project a breeze!
The kid cake that is in the shape of the crayon was 4×10 approximately. I shaped it with just a serrated knife and iced just like the other. The fondant was so pliable that it hugged the corners well. I didn’t use any special tools just a rolling pin and paring knife for the fondant and the usual tools for the rest.