Incorporate your 3-year-old boy's interest into his birthday cake. Order a specialized cake or make one at home. To help decide an idea for the cake, ask the boy what he likes. Decorate the cake with icing, candies or small toys. Cake supplies stores and craft stores sell cake decorating items, pans and accessories.
Various book, movie and television characters exist that appeal to 3-year-old boys. Many bakeries offer character cakes. When making your own cake, you can use a traditional shape like a rectangle or circle and decorate the top to reflect the character, or you can use a shaped pan. A shaped pan looks like a particular character. The cake comes out of the pan looking like that character. Using an icing tube, add icing to color the cake.
Instead of making or ordering a traditional cake, create a cupcake cake. A cupcake cake is a set of decorated cupcakes laid out in a particular shape or design. The advantage of a cupcake cake is that there is no cutting. The disadvantage is that a lot of icing is needed to make the design look neat. Guests are also unable to pick their piece size. Arrange the cupcakes on a piece of covered cardboard in almost any shape. It may be easier to arrange the cupcakes before decorating. For example, arrange the cupcakes to look like a dog's head and then decorate. Keep the shape simple.
Use a theme to model a cake after. Choose a game or genre the boy likes. For example, if he likes soccer, make a soccer-themed cake. Other child-friendly themes include circus, wild west, pirates, football, pets, zoo and ocean.
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