Is she really turning 4 this year? How can this be!? Just the other day she was holding on to my fingertips trying to learn her first steps! Now she is planning out every detail she wants for her Paw Patrol Birthday Party! Every year I let lil’ miss cupcake pick her birthday theme. This year, her favorite is Paw Patrol and let me tell you that I if it has Paw Patrol on it, she has it or wants it! So let’s get this party started!I searched all over the world and brainstormed for ideas on how to make a cake for the Paw Patrol birthday theme. My original plan, as requested by my daughter, was to build her a cake to look just like the Paw Patrol Headquarters. All good intentions aside, I found a bone shaped pan at a local cake supply store here in town and set out to make an easier Paw Patrol themed birthday cake!
UPDATE: Some of you have emailed to ask for more details about the cake. So I thought I’d share with everyone! You can find the bone shaped pan here: http://amzn.to/2bmYHsW (and it’s on prime!). I used a 13″ x 9″ sheet pan for the bottom layer.
This was actually two cakes in one. I used a regular sheet cake for the bottom and the bone shaped cake on top. I’m not a big fan of fondant icing… not a fan at all actually so I pulled out my favorite buttercream icing recipe and got busy! Now the sweet lady down at the cake shop taught me this awesome tip on getting your buttercream icing super smooth. This was my first attempt with the new technique so overlook any flaws here, umkay? 😉 Ready for the tip? Use a Viva paper towel!! Okay surely I am NOT the last person to hear about this, right? So here I went with a Viva paper towel in my hand and smoothed out the icing best to my novice abilities. I did use a wet knife in some areas just for good measure. All in all, I was pleased with the end result!
I let my daughter pick her favorite kibbles for the party and here’s what we came up with:
- Puppy Treats: Bone shaped cheese and turkey, along with summer sausage bites and crackers
- Pupcorn: speaks for itself doesn’t it?
- Fruity Kibble: her favorite mix of fruit, watermelon and strawberries
- Puppy Tails: Cheese poofs!
- Puppy Chow: Turtle Chex Mix (warning: this stuff is addicting!)
I printed the popcorn holders from nickjr.com along with the party hats I made.
To dress up the pupcorn, I picked up some Kernel’s Popcorn Seasonings and put them in some “fancy” shakers to add some fun flavors!
Decorations were pretty easy, since my daughter already had several of the Paw Patrol figures and vehicles. Oh and are those Frozen balloons doing there?! Did I mention that my daughter is also a Frozen fanatic? What little girl isn’t these days? Her request about three days before the party was a Frozen/Paw Patrol birthday party. So welcome to the party Anna and Elsa!
If you have seen the Minnie Mouse party she had for her second birthday, then you may remember the little frame I did with all of her favorite things that year. I decided to do that again this year with the Paw Patrol theme. If you are planning a Paw Patrol party for your little angel, Creatively Southern can customize a poster for you! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details! Let us know if we can create something special for ya! She loved this and it makes a great keepsake!
And of course, no Paw Patrol party would be complete without her favorite of all… SKYE!
Overall, I would say this little cutie’s expression says it all and her 4th year Paw Patrol themed birthday party was a SUCCESS!! Thanks for visiting today and sharing in the fun with me! Leave me a comment below with your little one’s favorite party theme! It’s always great to hear what the kids are loving these days! She’s already started making plans for her 5th birthday! Oh my…. FROZEN!! 🙂