sweet based cakes for your next child's party

Children’s birthday parties have a habit of rolling round quicker and quicker each and every year, and seems as you’re here we’re guessing it’s that time of year again? Well this year why not get a little creative and make their cake a memorable one? Here we look at 5 great retro sweet based cakes that are all sure to be the talk of the moms and dads (and a fair few of the children too!)
5. Chocolate topped muffins
Chocolate topped muffins are great because you can buy the premix muffin mix, create the muffins, top with the easy to make icing and choose from any sweet you like for the topping! Particularly great combos are chocolate based sweets, hundred and thousand covered buttons and love hearts. If you want to make them extra sweet why not try mixing in a few sweets into the muffin mixture? Good suggestions for this are chocolate buttons and meltable sweets.
4. The ultimate retro sweet topped cake!
This cake base can be made from the usual cake sandwich (e.g. chocolate or plain sponge with jam and cream icing for a middle); the retro sweet part is all in the topping. For those that are going all out top the cake with cream icing, and add flying saucers, fizzy coke bottles and shoelaces… finish off with a sprinkle of sherbert! Yummy!
3. The taste bud twizzler
For those that have a love of sour and fizzy sweets why not go for an Apple flavoured cake topped with cherry sours, rhubarb and custard sours and sour blue raspberries all in a base of cream icing (as those taste buds will no doubt need a rest!). Try http://moresweets.co.uk if you want a wide range of retro sweets to mix things up a little
2. The classic fudge cake with a retro twist
There are few children (if any!) who don’t love fudge cake, so teaming up the traditional fudge cake with a few fudge and nougat blocks are a perfect, retro twist to finish off a classic cake. To add a bit more texture, why not chuck in a few of the chunks into the mixture (if of course you’re making the cake at home and not going for the easy option!)
1. Velvet cake with a Strawberry cream cup topping
Velvet cake makes for an extremely safe option when you have plenty of adults to feed as well as children. You can make this all the more exciting however by finishing this delicious cake with a topping of strawberry cream cups (you can tier them if you think little hands may well reach the cake before the adults do!)

Although you’re sure to have found your perfect retro cake creation amongst our 5 suggestions, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to retro sweet inspiration. If you’re feeling creative then why not have a go at making your very own retro sweet creation? All it takes is a pre brought base, a bit of icing and a handful of carefully selected retro sweets.

sweet based cakes for your next child's party