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Cake Boss Party: A Fun Twist on a Baking Party

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I have thrown many parties in my lifetime, but this Cake Boss Party has made an impression like no other!

From adorable decor made out of cupcake liners to the cutest little DIY ruffle aprons that you will ever lay eyes on, this party is truly one that stands apart from the rest.

Throughout this celebration, kiddos will have a blast customizing their very own baking hats and aprons, decorating their very own cakes, and taking part in a super fun "baking challenge."

Take a peek below for all of the awesome details, or just click on a link below to get to exactly what you're looking for!

And be sure to check out our blog for lots of fun pictures!

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cake boss party invitation

These cute little baking invites set the stage for a sweet celebration!

The baking hats mimic the ones that the kiddos will make at the party, and look adorable with the color palette.

What I like best about these cuties is that the text is all customizable, so you can have the invites say whatever you'd like them to. Awesome, right?

And, they're sold as a digital file, so whether you need 5 or 50, you only have to pay one flat price!

The file will be sent to you electronically, and you just print and send. Simple and sweet!

To get started customizing your invites, click here.

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I had a great time planning the decorations for this Cake Boss Party!

Seriously, start playing with cupcake liners and you won't want to stop; the possibilities are endless! I ended up using them for 4 different projects throughout the party!

For decorating purposes, we strung coordinating liners together and made a garland to hang on the staircase, and also made little cupcake liner topiaries for the shelves. They looked adorable!

Party poms and baking signs were also used around the room to give the party some flair.

We also made lollipop topiaries and used them as centerpieces on the activity tables.

Here's a breakdown of our decorating ideas:

  • Cupcake liner garland
  • Cupcake liner topiaries
  • Party poms
  • "I am the Cake Boss" party sign
  • Baking party signs
  • Custom Bake Shoppe sign
  • Lollipop topiaries

Cake Boss Party Activities

cake boss party activities

The activities in this party are really what make it stand apart from the rest!

The kids had an absolute blast doing everything that we had planned for them. Honestly, they just loved it all. In fact, they're still talking about it!

Here's what we did that kept them busy:

  • Making cupcake liner flowers for baking hats (get the DIY here)


  • Adding "ruffles" to aprons (get the DIY here)


  • Decorating cakes: We gave each child an 8" cake covered in fondant, and set out decorating bags full of icing in cheery colors. We also had sprinkles and fondant shapes available for them to use. To identify whose cake belonged to who, I made personalized cake buntings with each child's name on it to use as a cake topper. You can also find our tutorial for really easy and inexpensive DIY cake stands here.

  • Decorating picture frames: We painted inexpensive wooden picture frames white, and personalized them with each child's name. At the party, the kids used paint and stickers to decorate their frames. We took pics of each child with their decorated cake, standing beside the "I am the Cake Boss" sign, and wearing their hats and aprons, and framed the pictures to be sent home as party favors.


  • Participating in a "baking challenge": This was a big hit! The challenge was set up sort of like a scavenger hunt; the kids followed clues that led them from one task to another. It was pretty customized to the party area that we were in so the clues would have to be modified for your particular party area. I'd suggest coming up with a few clues that will lead them from task to task and that explain to them what they need to do. Here's a rundown of how it worked for us...feel free to modify!

cake boss party activities

The tasks were to:

  • Measure: We filled large pitchers with water and tinted the water with food coloring. The kids each had to measure a particular amount of water into a measuring cup.
  • Mix: Each child had to crack an egg into a bowl (they loved this), and whisk it together with the water that they measured in the previous task.
  • Stack: We spread out aluminum pans in various sizes (enough for each child to have several) and they had to locate that number of pans and stack them from largest to smallest, creating their "cake." We secured them with wooden skewers.
  • Roll: The kids took their "cakes" to the next station where they rolled out fondant with rolling pins and used fondant cutters to cut out three fondant shapes.
  • Sprinkle: They had to work in pairs for this one. One child held a mirror as the other child looked into it and tried to fill a cup placed on top of her head with confetti, then they switched places and the second child took a turn. They got a good giggle out of this one as confetti sprinkled over them.
  • Decorate: They took their sprinkles back to the station where their cakes and fondant were, and used spatulas to spread "frosting" (white glue tinted with food coloring) onto their cakes. Then they decorated with their sprinkles (confetti) and fondant shapes.
  • Display: The kids took their finished "cakes" to the bake shop window (a little table we set up by the window) go outside to take a peek at their work, then ring the bell to tell the world that their bake shop is open for business!

We had a basket full of prizes waiting for the kids after the task was complete. I cannot even tell you how much fun they had with this!

They were some happy little "bakers!"

cake boss party favors

Cake Boss Party Favors

cake boss party favors

Party favors for this Cake Boss party are easy because most of the goodies that the kids take home are items that they make during the party activities.

Here's what each lucky baker left our party with:

  • A custom baking hat
  • A decorated apron
  • A decorated cake
  • A decorated picture frames with a photo from the party
  • A Barbie that they won during the challenge
  • Lollipops from the lollipop topiaries
  • Cupcake-scented hand lotion
  • Cupcake pencils

With the exception of the cake, we tucked all of the goodies inside a shirt box wrapped with ribbon and adorned with a pretty little cupcake liner flower.

cake boss party food

To keep with the bake shoppe theme, we stripped the entertainment center shelves and loaded them with bake shop signs and sweets.

After the kids ate some "real" foods (pizza bites, mozzarella sticks, veggies and dip, and fruit) they got to go "shopping" in the bake shoppe for dessert.

Here's what they got to choose from:

  • Brownie bites (brownies rolled into balls and dipped in candy melts)
  • White-chocolate covered Oreos with edible floral print
  • Pink coconut snowballs
  • Strawberry wafer cookies
  • Chocolate-dipped sprinkle marshmallows

Cake Boss Birthday Cake

cake boss birthday cake

Ahhh, the Cake Boss birthday cake! This is where the fun begins!

The possibilities are endless here! Get super creative and three-dimensional if you want, or just cater the cake toward the personality of the birthday boy or girl.

In our case, it was really hot outside so we decided to do a cute ice cream cone cake.

This was actually a super simple cake to make. Just frost with buttercream frosting and stick some large sprinkles on for polka dots.

The biggest challenge was cutting the ice cream cones in half without them breaking.

Once they're cut, just stick them into the sides of the cake, pipe some frosing inside and top with bubble gum cherries.

For full instructions on how to make this cake, click here.

Shortly after we had this party I posted the pictures on our blog, and I was lucky enough to have this party featured on Hostess with the Mostess, one of my all-time favorite party sites.

Since then, I get e-mails every single week asking about the invitations, the baking challenge, etc., and I'm excited to say that all of these items (and more) are now for sale in our brand new party printables shop!

cake boss party decorations

That's right, you can now purchase all of our custom party supplies and use them at your own Cake Boss party!

Here's what's available:

  • Custom invitations
  • Personalized favor tags
  • Personalized 8" x 10" "Welcome to Your Child's Bake Shoppe" sign
  • Set of four 5" x 7" baking signs (bake, roll, stir, and sprinkle)
  • Tent labels
  • Personalized cake banners
  • Clue cards for the baking challenge
  • Station tent labels for baking challenge
  • 2 coordinating patterned papers

Check out all of the goodies in our shop here!

baking party printables Passion-for-Parties Printable Shop: Offering customized, high quality party goods designed specifically for a Cake Boss-inspired cake decorating party. Click here to secure your customized collection.
KNG.com is where you'll find the child-size hats and aprons that we used for the party.
10% off $65 or more Birthday Express has a large selection of solid color paper plates, napkins and other party goods that you can mix and match to your party.

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