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Novelty Cakes!

30 Mar

Ok Ok I know…we have been putting up a lot of cakes lately but can’t help it! These are toooo adorable to pass up and I just know a few kids that would be over the moon to have this at their birthday party – hey even some moms-to-be could have them at their baby showers!

Which one is your favorite??

From parenting.com

From parenting.com

robot-cake-design buggy-baby-shower-cake lamb-baby-shower-cake flower-bouquet-baby-shower-cake 2010Cake_P_Birdhouse

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We made it over the Rainbow… Pudding!!

18 Mar

I don’t have children yet but I do love finding fun crafts and baking that I can do when I’m with them. It can be a really engaging activity as most kids want to help out in the kitchen with baking! I’m all for anything that gets them away from the computer and tv screen and this project is just a blast to do with kids!

C + C

from parenting.com

from parenting.com

Ingredients

3⁄4 cup sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch 1⁄4 tsp salt 1 cup 2% milk 2 cups whole milk 1 whole egg, plus 3 egg whites 2 tbsp unsalted butter 11⁄2 tsp vanilla extract (clear if you can)

or 1 vanilla bean Gel food coloring (such as AmeriColor) in red,

orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple

Supplies

Saucepan Whisk 6 small mixing bowls Clear bowls, small juice glasses (clear), or tall

shot glasses 6 disposable pastry bags

Notes: If possible, use gel food coloring instead of the traditional food coloring found in grocery stores. Gel food coloring produces vibrant color results with just a small amount of dye.

If you prefer more yolks in your pudding, try this simple substitution: 3 whole eggs in place of the egg-and-egg- white combination in this recipe. Additionally, decrease the amount of cornstarch to 1⁄4 cup plus 11⁄2 tsp.

Directions

CLASSIC VANILLA PUDDING Step 1: Add the sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a medium saucepan (preferably stainless steel). Whisk the ingredients to combine, then add 1⁄2 cup of the 2% milk to the sugar mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined and thick.

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Step 2: Whisk in the remaining milk (2% and whole), cooking over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk the two eggs until gently beaten. Slowly add about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, whisking as you pour. Then pour the milk/egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining hot milk mixture.

Step 4: Cook over low heat for an additional 5 minutes — do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in the butter and vanilla (or vanilla bean).

RAINBOW PUDDING Step 1: Add the pudding to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic against the surface of the pudding until airtight. This will prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

Step 2: Divide the cooled pudding evenly into 6 medium mixing bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl, corresponding with each color of the rainbow. Stir; add more food coloring (if desired) until desired color is reached.

Step 3: Divide the colored pudding into 6 pastry bags. Alternatively, you can just spoon the colors into bowls, but that can be a bit messier. Snip the end of the red pastry bag off so that there is about a 1⁄2″ diameter hole. Pipe the red pudding into each bowl. Repeat with remaining colors.

Cup caked..

16 Mar

Cupcakes are a trend, that is no doubt when it comes to cupcake bakeries. But they’re a trend I hope lasts forever because oh they are so delicious! A fun alternative to your little one’s birthday or even a baby shower can be a really unique cupcake design that doubles as decoration that just so happens to taste delicious!

Which one is your favorite??

2010Cake_P_Frog

From parenting.com

From parenting.com

hot chocolate cupcakes

sunflower cupcakes bouquet

mr sun cupcakes

{From Parenting.com}

Awesome kids birthday cakes…for the kid in all of us!!

15 Mar

It is birthday season here at Moxie Baby! It seems like every week there are a slew of birthdays to attend. With that in mind we found some really awesome birthday cakes for children that brings out the kid in all of us!

 

Images from Parenting.com

Which one is your favorite??

Love

C + C

 

PIRATES

PIRATES

castle-birthday-cake

CakePlanner_Train_PCakePlanner_diagram_train01_P

CakePlanner_diagram_train02_P

CakePlanner_diagram_lion_p

cakeplanner_rocketship

 

 

Kids Party Themes

19 Feb
HGTV.com

HGTV.com

Who doesn’t love a party??

Any excuse to get together with friends and catch up is a great day in my book so if you’re going to go to the trouble of having people over why not make it a visual spectacular!!

Here are some of my favorite finds from HGTV.com and Marthastewart.com for fun ways to add a little modernly retro twist to a kids birthday!

❤ C

 

Original_Kate-Landers-Events-wizard-of-oz-birthday-party_s4x3_lg

{Haystacks as bases. How Easy and original!}

Original_Chris-Nease-kids-transportation-birthday-party-favors_s4x3_lg

{There’s something so fun about the way these boxes are decorated}

Original_Erika-Barnes-kids-birthday-smores-favors_s4x3_lg

{A Take-home smores kit…HOW COOL}

Original_Kara-Allen-kids-gumball-birthday-party_s4x3_lg

{Bubble Gum machine..enough said…}

Original_Girls-Birthday-Party-Kim-Stoegbauer-Cupcake-Labels_s4x3_lg

{Simple and cute…LOVE the colors}

Original_Katie-Henry-kids-sunshine-birthday-table-setting_s4x3_lg

{Each flower for each month of their first year = GREAT idea}

Original_Kate-Landers-Events-mystical-mermaid-birthday-party_s3x4_lg

 

{The oysters!!! I love how adorable this is}

Marthastewart.com

Marthastewart.com

{Who knew balloons could be even MORE fun}

 

 

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