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If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet when Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theatres August 9! Get ready for the fun with a bigger than Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by the film.
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Easy Boots Banana Freakshake Recipe
I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold! If you’re like me and watched hundreds of episodes of the cartoon version with your kids, you might be excited for this live-action adventure too. It’s so fun that Dora, Diego and Boots are back! This new film in theaters August 9, will most definitely bring back memories.
To get you in the “swing” of things, I created the ultimate ice cream shake inspired by Dora’s best monkey friend, Boots. This easy Boots Banana Freakshake is filled with banana ice cream, gooey hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
What is the Dora movie about?
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School.
Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
What is a Freakshake?
A freakshake is basically a mega huge milkshake combining ice cream with candy, then stacking the top of the cup with high calorie desserts such as brownies, candy bars, cotton candy and often entire slices of cake. It’s said the freakshake trend started in Australia, but now basically everywhere! If you can eat the whole thing, you’re a dessert loving rock star! ha!
Freakshake with Dora and the Lost City of Gold Printables
Make the most of summer by making my easy and super delicioso Boots Banana Freakshake! A simple to make banana ice cream, with hot fudge, chocolate drizzled bananas, whipped cream and more! This fun recipe also comes with the free printables you need to create your Dora and the Lost City of Gold milkshake.
This crazy shake will bring out your adventurous side. Not only is it exciting to make, but would be perfect desserts for a Dora themed birthday party. Make a big batch of banana milkshakes, fill small mason jars and let the kids stack the desserts they want on the lid. Better yet, put the slice of cake on top of the glass!
How to make a Boots Banana Freakshake
There are many ways you can make a freakshake. I hope you enjoy some inspiration from this wild banana shake recipe. It will surely get you in the mood for the film in theatres soon.
Step 1: Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
Step 2: Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
Step 3: Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
Step 4: Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
Step 5: Put brownies, rice krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
Step 6: Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
Step 7: Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
Step 8: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
Step 9: Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD swings into theatres August 9.
Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 bananas
- 1/4 cup hot fudge
- 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies
- 1 brownie
- 1 Rice Krispies treat
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- cherry for garnish
Dora Party Decor
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold printables
- glue dots
- paper straws
- wooden skewers
- Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots the monkey to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
- Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
- Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
- Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
- Put brownies, Rice Krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
- Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
- Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
- Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
- Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with sweet popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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Rainbow Yogurt Popsicle Party Treats
I’m excited to share some adorable new Rainbow Confetti Popsicle Party Treats that I made with the new Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or looking for something fun to do with kids this summer, this no-bake recipe is the cutest sweet treat!
Chill out this summer and balance a homemade popsicle lollipop with healthy Greek yogurt topped with rainbow sprinkles. This simple recipe looks adorable on a popsicle party table and since there’s no baking required, it’s also fun for kids to whip up on their own.
Popsicle Lollipop Kit
Popsicles are the cutest, so when I heard that Wilton made a Lollipop Candy-Making Kit that looks like popsicles, we had to try it! This fun kit includes a popsicle-shaped mold, Candy Melts candy, rainbow sprinkles and all the tools you need to melt, mold and decorate.
Lollipop Candy Kit Includes:
- pink, orange and yellow Candy Melts candies
- rainbow jimmies
- 12 lollipop sticks
- three decorating bags
- plastic mold
- project card with step-by-step instructions
Easy Popsicle Lollipops
You really can’t mess these cute lollipops up! The Wilton kit includes enough items to make 12 lollipops. I think ours turned out really cute.
This food craft took us about 30 minutes total. The melted candy dries fast, so popsicles are done quickly. This is a great kit to help bring out the creative side in you!
Greek Yogurt Confetti Treats
There’s nothing more fun than rainbow sprinkles! I used the leftover rainbow jimmies from the kit as a topping for the Greek yogurt. I thought about making ice cream sundaes, but Greek yogurt has such great health benefits and less sugar, so I choose to go the healthier route instead.
What is the difference Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?
Greek yogurt is made by straining out the extra whey in regular yogurt. It makes the yogurt thicker, creamier and tangier. Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt as well.
Just place the popsicle lollipop candy into the yogurt and kids will want to dive into these yogurt bowls!
Wilton Candy and Cupcake Decorating Kits
Besides the DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit, Wilton has several other cute party food kits to choose from!
Gummy Cupcake Decorating Kit Make, color and mold your own gummy candy to use as a cupcake decoration. Kit comes with shaped molds, 24 printed baking cups, 4 oz. of white gummy mix, red and blue food colorings and rainbow jimmies.
Merrmaid Cupcake Decorating Kit Make a splash with the mermaid cupcake decorating kit. This kit includes everything needed to decorate 12 cupcakes, including Candy Melts candy, a mermaid tail-shaped candy mold, 24 printed baking cups, four 12-inch decorating bags, two plastic decorating tips, mixed Sugar Pearls and mini icing decorations.
Cute Critters Decorating Kit Turn friendly, furry faces into edible treats. Start with your favorite baked treat and icing, then follow the recipe card to roll and cut fondant into cute critters. Kit includes black, white and brown fondant, two tin steel cookie cutters and a fondant roller.
Confetti Yogurt Treats
Greek yogurt rainbow confetti treats with popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton Popsicle Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
Make popsicle lollipops according to the candy-making kit.
In a large bowl, mix the honey and Greek yogurt together. Add more honey to taste.
Fill dessert cups with the yogurt.
Add sprinkles to the top of yogurt.
Place a popsicle lollipop on top and serve.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use vanilla yogurt and omit the honey if you prefer a sweeter treat.
Easy no-bake Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made with frosted mini cake donuts and gummy candies. Perfect for a summer Descendants party!
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Under the Sea Donut Kabobs and Milk
The fourth book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series, Escape from the Isle of the Lost, is IN STORES NOW!. Prepare for an explosive underwater battle between Mal and Uma with these Under the Sea Donut Kabobs! I remember how excited my kids were when the first two Descendants Disney Channel movies came out! This book will be a great summer read!
These magical no-bake treats made with blue and purple frosted cake donuts, gummy candies and fancy sprinkles were inspired by the new book.
Placing under the sea donut kabobs inside of glass jars filled with ocean blue milk makes for a cute summer Disney Descendants party idea!
When is Descendants 3 Coming Out?
Ahead of the third Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering August 2, 2019, Escape from the Isle of the Lost, continues the adventures of everyone’s favorite villain kids, Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos.
This book will provide a much anticipated backstory to the new storyline, as well as picking up where the Descendants 2 movie leaves off. It’s written by Melissa de la Cruz, the best-selling author of many novels, including the Blue Bloods series and the Witches of East End.
What is the order of the Descendants books?
Didn’t know the movies were created from books? Start reading from the beginning to get caught up before the new movie comes out! All three novels in the Descendants series have become instant New York Times best sellers, with Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost hitting the number one spot.
Here are the four Descendants books in order:
- The Isle of the Lost
- Return to the Isle of the Lost
- Rise of the Isle of the Lost
- Escape from the Isle of the Lost
Escape from the Isle of the Lost Summary
Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos may have once been the baddest of the bad, but their wicked ways are (mostly) behind them—and now graduation is almost here! But before the seniors can don their custom-designed caps and gowns, courtesy of Evie, they’ve got an epic plan to put into action.
There are tons of villain kids on the Isle of the Lost who are eager for their chance to come to Auradon Prep—even Celia, Dr. Facilier’s trickster daughter, wants in on the deal!—and Mal’s crew is using their upcoming visit to the Isle to help make it happen. But Auradon’s biggest threat is still at large… Trapped on the other side of the barrier, Uma is more desperate than ever to get her long-awaited revenge against Mal. When she discovers an underground lair belonging to Hades, god of the underworld, Uma realizes she’s found the perfect partner in crime. Together, they can defeat Mal, bring down the barrier, and escape the Isle for good. Mal and Uma have a score to settle, and they’ll come face to face in an explosive underwater battle that could determine the fates of Auradon and the Isle of the Lost once and for all.
How to Make Under the Sea Donut Kabobs and Milk for a Descendants Party
Grab a few supplies and let your kids have fun making these easy treats!
What you’ll need:
- Mini powdered sugar donuts
- Donut holes
- Vanilla frosting
- Neon blue, pink and yellow food coloring
- Gummy candy (I used gummy bears and gummy octopus candy)
- Blue or purple candy sprinkles
Spoon several tablespoons of vanilla frosting into different small microwave safe bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring in each bowl to get your desired sea blue colors. I used several drops of blue with one drop of yellow for a pretty turquoise ocean blue. Mix blue and pink (or red) food coloring to make purple.
Microwave each bowl for about 30 seconds to heat the frosting for donut dipping.
Decorate Your Donuts
Spread out a sheet of wax paper or foil and dip a donut into the frosting. Cover with sprinkles and let dry.
Get Creative with Donut Kabobs
After you have frosted your donuts and they are completely dry, begin adding candy and your donuts to skewers.
Fill a pitcher with milk and add a few blue food coloring drops and stir. Pour the ocean blue milk into jars and garnish with a straw and your cute Under the Sea Donut Kabobs!
These are such adorable and easy under the sea themed party ideas!
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Under the Sea Donut Kabobs
Easy no-bake Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made frosted mini cake donuts and gummy candies. Perfect for a Descendants summer party!
- 1 bag mini powdered sugar donuts
- 8 donut holes
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- Neon blue pink and yellow food coloring
- 1/2 cup Gummy candy such as gummy bears and worms
- 1 cup blue or purple candy sprinkles
- 8 cups milk
Spoon several tablespoons of vanilla frosting into 2-3 different small microwave safe bowls.
- Add a few drops of food coloring in each bowl to get your desired sea blue colors. I used several drops of blue with one drop of yellow for a pretty turquoise blue. Mix blue and pink (or refor purple.
- Microwave each bowl for about 30 seconds to heat the frosting.
- Spread out a sheet of wax paper or foil and dip a donut into the frosting.
- Cover with sprinkles and let dry.
- After you have frosted your donuts, begin adding candy and donuts to the skewers.
- Set aside until ready to serve.
- Fill a pitcher with milk and add a few blue food coloring drops and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Pour milk into jars and garnish with a straw and Under the Sea Donut Kabobs!
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Easy to make individual Crawfish Boil Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.
Cute Crawfish Boil Cakes
I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish cakes too!
If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!
This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!
I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous?
Cute Dessert Idea
Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!
How to Make Crawfish Boil Cakes
Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.
Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!
These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!
What you will need:
- 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
- Candy Eyeballs
- Red Cake Frosting
How to make crawfish cakes:
- Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
- Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the frosting. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
- Add another lady finger on top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
- Add more frosting to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.
That’s it and so easy!! I hope you have fun making these crawfish cakes.
Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?
Check out my crawfish boil dessert video tutorial below and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more fun and simple entertaining ideas! Watch the crawfish and corn on the cob tutorial video directly on Youtube here.
Originally Published on April 22, 2013
Crawfish Boil Cakes
Easy to make individual Crawfish Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.
- 2 packages Ladyfingers (12 per pack)
- 24 Candy Eyeballs
- 1 package Twizzlers
- 1 cup Red Cake Frosting
- Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
Put some frosting on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
- Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.
- Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.
If your kids want to have a Toy Story Party, you’ll enjoy these fun Disney birthday party ideas featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang! Amazing cakes, free printables and games.
The Best Toy Story Party Ideas
Toy Story is one of my favorite Disney movies and I can’t wait for Toy Story 4! A Toy Story Birthday Party is a classic party idea that works wonderful for little boys or little girls.
Adorable Toy Story Party Ideas
Here are some amazing party ideas if you love Toy Story too. Find cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games!
Originally published June 23, 2010
More fun party ideas:
- Disney’s Frozen Summer Party Ideas
- Lego Birthday Party
- Mermaid Birthday Party
- Minions Party Ideas
- Olaf Marshmallow Pops
- The Ultimate List of Minnie Mouse Craft Ideas!
–> Be sure to visit my party printable shop for more fun party ideas!
Toy Story Party Decorations
First, you need to think about who to invite. These free printable Toy Story Party Invitations are perfect your party!
Of course you’ll need to get cute plates, cups and napkins. This Toy Story 3 Party Pack is really fun!
Decorate with a fun Toy Story Pinata!
Get some decorating ideas from this adorable Vintage Toy party featured on Hostess with the Mostess.
Toy Story Party Food
I highly recommend you start planning your Toy Story Party with the food. There are so many great party food ideas you could try. Here are some of my favorite Toy Story party recipes.
Toy Story Birthday Cakes
Want to make your own Toy Story Cake? This is a simple, adorable Toy Story cake with Woody and the gang by Beth Kruse.
I am in love Bakerella’s Toy Story Cake Pops!! Aren’t these the cutest?
Woody Cowboy Hat Cupcakes made with just a few ingredients like a Pringles Chip, Gumdrop and a Twizzler would be so cute!
Check out this easy to make Spaceship Pizza that Jamie from Mommas Fabulous Playground made!
Simple Toy Story Army Man Cupcakes! Pipe green icing for the grass add a toy soldier on top. Use this frosting tip -> for making grass.
Terri at Crafty Working Mommy made cute cupcakes for her daughter’s party!
Toy Story Party Favor Ideas
This inspiration for Toy Story cookies by Laurie from Whimsy Cookie Co. would be fun for party favors.
This Toy Story 12 Pack of Pez is perfect for party favors!
Toy Story Free Printable Pencil Toppers make great party favors for kids!
Toy Story Party Games & Activities
Play a game of Pin the Tail on Bullseye! This free printable game of Woody’s horse is super cute!
For a fun Toy Story Birthday Party Cctivity, print some Toy Story 3 coloring pages at Cartoon Jr.
Toy Story 4 Movie Trailer
I hope you enjoyed all of these fun Toy Story Party ideas! Visit my Shop for more fun ideas and printables and don’t miss the new Toy Story 4 movie trailer!
Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!
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Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes
If you like porcupines and cupcakes, then today is your day! Wonder Park, in theaters March 15, tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
We’re so excited to see this movie! After watching the trailer and seeing all of the movie characters, Steve the porcupine made me laugh out loud. I immediately imagined him as a cupcake. So true to the imagination theme of film, I’m excited to show you how to make these funny Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes!
Meet Steve from Wonder Park
Steve is Wonder Park’s safety officer. I can only imagine what it will be like having a porcupine as the safety officer. I’m guessing lots of laughs! What do you think of him as a cupcake? I think he’s pretty sharp myself!
Watch the clip all about Steve below. Then I’ll show you how to turn him into porcupine cupcakes!
How to Make Steve the Porcupine Cupcakes
I haven’t seen many porcupine cupcakes on the internet, so what you see came straight out of my imagination. Steve is very simple… just a big pink nose and large teeth. Having a bunch of these Wonder Park porcupine cupcakes on a dessert table will really wow your party guests!
First, bake or buy your favorite cupcakes. Now frost your cupcakes with white frosting. Want a good recipe? These fluffy white cake and frosting recipe is amazing!
Spray the top of each cupcake with silver food coloring mist and set aside.
Wonder Park Porcupine Face
What you’ll need for Porcupine cupcake faces:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Pink Candy Melts
- Pink and Black Edible Markers
- Toothpicks and Scissors
Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt. Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker so they stand out.
With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape. Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Now color the rest of the mouth black.
Easy Porcupine Quills
Once you have Steve’s mouth and noses made, you’re ready to decorate your porcupine cupcakes! Cookies and cream Pocky candy are perfect for his quills!
Begin by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake. I used three 2.47 oz boxes to make six cupcakes.
Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake, then add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.
Cute Porcupine Cupcakes!
Didn’t Steve turn out cute? I hope you enjoyed this easy porcupine cupcake tutorial. Go see Wonder Park in theaters March 15! Visit WonderParkMovie.com to get your tickets now!
Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!
- 12 Vanilla Cupcakes with White Frosting
- 1 can Silver Food Color Spray
- 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
- 1/2 cup Pink Candy Melts
- 1 Pink Edible Marker
- 1 Black Edible Marker
- 6 2.47 oz boxes Cookies and Cream Pocky Candy
- Frost your cupcakes with white frosting.
- Spray the top of each cupcake with sliver food coloring mist and set aside.
- Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt.
- Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker. Repeat until you have 12 noses.
- With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape.
- Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Color the rest of the mouth black. Repeat until you have 12 mouths.
Begin decorating the cupcakes by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake.
- Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake.
- Add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.
- Serve and enjoy!
Watch the Wonder Park trailer below…
You’ll love this easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial! Learn how to make a delicious white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect cake for a birthday party or special occasion.
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The Cutest How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipes!
Looking for a fun How to Train Your Dragon Cake for a birthday party or other special celebration? Then you’re going to love how easy these dragon cakes are to make with this fluffy white cake and buttercream frosting recipe!
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in theaters February 22 and I’m excited to share how I easily turned Toothless, the Night Fury dragon and his new friend, Light Fury, into adorable cakes. Make one cake or both, either way they’ll turn out to be the cutest cakes for any party!
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
If you’ve never seen these films, be sure to get caught up the first two, because they are super cute! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Hiccup is the Viking chief and ruler of Berk. He created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia along with his fearsome Night Fury dragon, Toothless.
When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.
How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial
The secret to making a How to Train Your Dragon cake is to use my printables! I spent a long time designing printables that would work just right for a small cake. I wanted to turn both dragons into cakes, so I used 5″ round cake pans. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.
For these printables to work perfectly, I suggest a 5″-6″ cake pan. You can make one cake, but they sure look cute when you have both the white and black dragons together!
How To Make Dragon Cake Printables
First, download and print these dragon cake printables in the link below (scroll down). Once you have printed and cut them out, start by hot gluing 1/2 inch cut paper straws onto the back of the eyes.
I used toothpicks to attach the other dragon parts into my cake.
IMPORTANT: When the paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to serve the cake.
Toothless is black, so if the frosting touches the black paper, you can’t see any residue. Isn’t he cute?
I love how pretty the Light Fury cake turned out!
Make sure your printables do not touch the white dragon cake, because you will have some of the frosting soak into the white paper. My fluffy white cake recipe is perfect for this dragon!
I hope you enjoy these adorable How To Train Your Dragon cake tutorials!
Scroll down to print the White Cake and White Buttercream Frosting recipes. Be sure to go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!
Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables
Each printable design is meant to be used on a three layered 5″ round cake. A 6″ round cake will work fine as well. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.
CLICK HERE to Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables.
How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe
Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!
- 3 cups cake flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 egg whites (room temperature)
- 1 entire egg (room temperature)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
White Buttercream Frosting
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Black food gel (if making Night Fury)
White Cake Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
- Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
- In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
- Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
- Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
- Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
- Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
- Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.
- In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
- Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.
- If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.
Assembling the Cake
- Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
- Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
- Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.
*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes.
If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake.
IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.
LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party or movie night. Colorful candy cups make this an extra awesome treat!
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Awesome LEGO Cupcakes Celebrating The LEGO Movie 2
I’m so excited to see The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part! It will be in theaters starting February 8, and if you have LEGO lovers in your home like I do, you’ll really enjoy these fun LEGO Cupcakes with Free Printables from the LEGO Movie 2!
We laugh so hard at the LEGO movies and will be going to see this new one as soon as it comes out. Hopefully these cute LEGO Cupcakes and printables will inspire you with ideas for a fun movie watching night or upcoming birthday party for your LEGO fan!
LEGO Movie 2
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
How to Make Fun LEGO Cupcakes
I will never forget making adorable LEGO Cake Pops many years ago for my son’s 7th birthday party. It’s hard to believe he is sixteen now! His cake pops went wild around the internet and now you see them everywhere! I’m excited to share another cute LEGO dessert idea for you today.
These sweet treats are easy to make with your favorite cupcakes, colorful candies, plastic cups, my new free LEGO Movie printable cupcake toppers and paper straws. (Scroll down to download the printables.)
Adding M&M’s candy into clear plastic cups is an extra cute way to display your LEGO cupcakes on a party table. I’ve also put candy into plastic champagne flutes before as well. You really can’t go wrong using these fun LEGO Movie 2 character printables as cupcake toppers.
I love Lucy, aka Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. She’s a tough master builder with the coolest hair around!
I’m probably most excited about Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, making a comeback in the new movie. He is so funny! I’m often heard laughing the loudest in the entire theater when he comes on screen. (Seriously, you can ask my kids… I laugh loud! ha!)
If you love Batman too, don’t miss these LEGO Batman treat bags I made for his movie.
All of the characters look adorable all together on these LEGO Cupcakes. Now I can’t wait to see the movie!
The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables
If you want to host a birthday party or have friends over for a movie watching night, make sure to download and print The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part printables below.
You’ll get nine character tags perfect for gift tags, cupcake toppers, or to use for a mini banner featuring:
- Sweet Mayhem
- Rex Dangervest
- Queen Watevra
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–> Click Here to download the LEGO Movie Free Printables
Watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer
Check out the official trailer below and go see the movie on February 8. Have fun!
These easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, fluffy strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies that would melt any Valentine’s heart!
Best Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies
These easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, fluffy strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and topped with a Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss. Talk about a perfect Valentine’s Day treat! Who wouldn’t love this sweet and simple treat?
I made these for Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website and let me tell you, they didn’t last long in my house! What I love about making cake mix cookies is how fluffy and soft they stay. You can store cake mix cookies in a container and always bet they will be soft, even after several days!
The best cookies when warm!
My son will tell you these are the best right out of the oven when the Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss is soft and warm. I mean, just look at this photo? Isn’t your mouth watering? I know mine is!!!
More Delicious Cookies to make for Valentine’s Day
- Mom’s Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe
- The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops
- Easy Valentine Chocolate Bark
Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies for Valentine’s Day
I made these Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies specifically for Valentine’s Day gifts. Make them with any color of candy sprinkles for any holiday or birthday party. If giving as a gift, you’ll want to use a cute cookie box. I found the most adorable Snoopy Valentine’s Day box at Oriental Trading.
I loved Snoopy growing up and of course had to get the napkins that went along with this cute party theme! Make these sweet treats for your kids, teachers, friends and family.
Free Printable Valentine’s Day Gift Tags
Along with the Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe, I designed a “Sweet kisses for you!” gift tag to go along with the Valentine’s Day gift box. They are free printables for you to enjoy however you like! You might also love these –> cute Candy Kiss Valentine’s Day Tags!
Get the Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe and Printable Gift Tags
This cookie recipe and Valentine’s Day Gift Tags are available to you over at Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website here. All of the information about the cute Snoopy box and napkins are there too. I hope you enjoy this fun recipe and gift idea! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Don’t miss these Amazing Valentine’s Day Printables!
Click here –>> for over 50 Valentine’s Day Free Printables for kids to use for Valentine’s Day. So fun!