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Kid's parties should be fun! So why not serve fun and healthy food to make the party even better? Here is a collection of fun and healthy fruit recipes. They all include fruit, are colorful and known kids pleasers. 1.from Cool Parties 4 Kids—mini rice cake with fruit treats. These fun and easy treats are gluten-free Ingredients include:
Gluten-Free Mini Rice Cakes
If using raw honey—DO NOT FEED TO CHILDREN UNDER 1 YEAR ID AGE!
Let the cream cheese soften.
put 4oz of cream cheese in a bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of nut butter to a bowl
Add 1-2 tbsp of honey (or to taste) to each bowl of cream cheese and nut-butter. Stir in completely.
Prepare the fruit: wash all berries and remove stems from blueberries and strawberries.
Peel and slice the banana
If desired, use a fruit/vegetable cutter to cut shapes into the strawberry and banana slices.
Spread the mini rice cakes with either the cream cheese mixture or the nut butter mixture.
Place the fruit on the mini rice cakes in a decorative manner.
Serve soon after preparation as the rice cakes can absorb the moisture from the cream cheese and nut butter.
This is the tool I used to cut the fruit–great for also cutting fun shapes from vegetables.
These rice cakes are a great size for these and other treats.
just simply add color and fun to any celebration. Use regular or Greek Yogurt with rainbow sprinkles to add some for fun and color. The kiwis are cut with small metal cookie cutters for additional interest. That adds a lot.
5. I can't wait to try this Strawberry Banana Cheesecake.
Use it with a Picnic Theme or The very Hungry Caterpillar Party for lots of fun.
9. These fun fruit treats are made with nut-free butter so they are allergy-friendly. I also like the combination of textures–puffed rice teeth, nut-free butter, and fruit. This fun recipe for Apple Monsters is featured at Two Healthy Kitchens.
You can bake and decorate this easy Dragon Cake for your child's party. Even if you are new to cake decorating, you won't look like a beginner with this fun Dragon Cake DIY.
Birthday parties have become a work of art but it is still possible to have a beautiful, stunning party without losing your mind or money. This cake is great for when there is a lack of time to create every single piece of the cake-which I enjoy doing. There are those times and this was one of them. People loved it!
Years ago, my third son had a Medieval Party Theme. I worked so hard on painting a special castle entrance for the house, designed and sewed simple “armor” and so much more. I just wish I had added this cake to the plan. It was a great party and the little guys ran around for days playing knight with the favors from the party (all DIY and cost-effective.) more to come on those items later…..
Here's how to create the cake I wish I had for #3's party!
Since I was the only one at this party with a dietary restriction and because we were in a hurry, we went the super simple route. Normally, I don't use a cake mix, but there are “those times…..” And this was one of them. And people loved it, and the kids liked the bright and colorful dragon. A win/win!
Supplies and materials:
Cake mix of your choice (plus eggs, oil, and water as needed in the mix) – (there is a Gluten-free Funetti Cake Mix available also) The Buttermilk Cake recipe would also work well.
Icing (again, we purchased the icing and in a vibrant, bright purple)
Decorating sprinkle of your choice (included with the icing for this one)
Purchased Curling Ribbon bows (for flames and hair-do)
Icing eyes (purchased in the cake decorating section of the store)
Bundt Cake Pan
Prepare bundt pan according to package directions. You want to make sure this cake does not stick to the pan when unmolding.
Mix cake according to package instructions.
Bake cake – again according to box directions.
When done, remove cake from the oven.
Allow cake to cool on a cooling rack for about 10-20 minutes or according to the package instructions.
When cool, turn upside down on a cooling rack. (Do this by placing a large plate or cooling rack on top of the bundt pan, and then invert the pan in one fluid motion while holding the plate tight to the pan.)
Allow the cake to cool completely.
Once cool, cut the cake as shown below.
Decorating the Cake
STEP 1: Once the cake has cooled, cut it into 2 pieces, as shown. One piece is slightly larger than the other.
STEP 2: Cut a third piece, a small wedge approximately 3 inches. In this photo, we have removed the front small piece. It will be used soon.
STEP 3. As shown, cut another piece near the back of the cake as shown. It is approximately the size of piece
How to make the wings:
Using the template provided in the Resource Library, trace the wing onto parchment paper. Turn the template over and trace again. Melt the purple melts. VIDEO COMING SOOn.
You can choose to create the dragon with ribbon flames and hair, which is wonderfully bright and colorful.
or you can also use candy melts (using a template in the RESOURCE LIBRARY) to create a candy spine and the very fun wings.
I used “CHOCO MAKER” to melt the candy melts. It is so easy to use and has a very easy clean-up. The other tool I used, (which I will always use from now on) is the Pastry Icing Pen–love this tool. It makes creating smooth lines so easy. (Link coming soon)
Hope you enjoyed seeing how this cake is created. A picture says 1000 words, especially in this case. If you have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
It's winter in our part of the world, and it is starting to get cold. Imagine a day out enjoying the autumn weather with the family. With a little preparation, you can come home to a warm dinner, a fun Potato Bar for a fun family treat.
It's so simple and fun. Provide the taters and toppings and add some conversation.
It's going to be a great night!.
Here's how to put it together.
Buy Russet Potatoes for great baked potatoes. Russet Potatoes are the best for baked potatoes because they have a high ratio of starch (the solids) to moisture. This produces a lighter, airy, and fluffy texture. The Alton Brown method is below. I am not a fan of canola oil, so use your favorite appropriate oil.
Depending on appetites, purchase one potato per person. These are filling…Wash the potatoes.There are two options for preparing your baked potatoes.
Use the Alton Brown method (in the video). or
.Cover; cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. If you are using smaller potatoes, aim for 7 hours. For super large potatoes bake for 8 hours.) (below)
Set out your toppings. You could prepare these the night before or early in the morning of your busy day. Refrigerate until you use them.
Potato Bar Time!
After potatoes are done,
have fun topping your baked potatoes
with a variety of toppings.
Toppings can include:
shredded cheddar cheese
crumbled blue cheese
sliced black olives
sliced green olives
steamed or fresh broccoli
shredded pork (w/bbq sauce)
BUTTER! always great on baked potatoes!
These are just some suggestions. Create a Potato Bar to suit your family's tastes and needs.
As you enjoy your Potato Bar feast, take time to connect with those you care about and enjoy the all the seasons. Plus, A Potato Bar can be appreciated any season of the year.
Potato Bar Printables
Included in our Resource Library are printables designed to enhance your Potato Bar family Night. included is a Bake Potato Bar Sign and printable table tents with labels and blank table tents for you to add your own creative toppings. Just make sure you sign up for the Resource library and these and many more printables are yours.
Pound Cake is so traditional and so versatile! SOOOOOOO delicious!!!!
And it is easy to serve.
Fresh Strawberries and whipped cream (the realwhipped cream-the kind you whip yourself, add a bit of pure vanilla extract if you want and mint leaves
Chopped Peaches and whipped cream
Blueberries and Whipped Cream
How about we just say any fruit and whipped cream–real whipped cream!
Topped with your favorite ice cream and sauce or Greek Yogurt
Best Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe I ever!
We have found that when using fondant to decorate a cake, or when carving a cake, it is preferable to use a slightly denser cake. This recipe was used for making a wedding cake that had to be carved. The cake was 2 by 4 feet and had several layers. It was carved to look like a fjord surrounded by hills, homes and a church. A Viking ship carved from Rice Krispy/marshmallows was in the fjord. It withstood a 4-hour transport to the wedding rehearsal site and was a great success.
Recently we used it to create a Dragon Cake for the one-year-old in the family.
Prep time: 15 min
Baking time:1 hr 45 min
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 c butter
3 c white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
3 c all-purpose flour
First, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10-inch tube pan. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts. Gently mix in flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes. Open the door after one hour. The cake is done when it begins to pull away from the pan. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
Please don't let the cake overbake!