Better Kansas City | Birthday Party & Cakes

LAST UPDATED: Feb 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2013 | By:

I was on Better Kansas City this morning sharing tips for hosting an easy, but beautiful, birthday party. In addition to decorating a cake 4 ways, I also shared how to recycle Starbucks bottles into cute milk glasses, accenting them with strawberry flavored straws, print at home invitations {coming soon}, how to line an envelope, glitter votives and how to incorporate black and white photos.

My mom loved cake decorating. Honestly, I do too, but never find myself with the time to do it, and it’s a practiced art. A basic cake can be transformed with embellishments in just seconds. Here are four of my favorite ways:

Add pretty flags – using ribbon or paper {shown with gold glitter wrapping paper}, bamboo skewers {found at the grocery store} and double stick tape.

Use Creative Candles! Kansas City based Creative Candles offers elegant thin tapers in two lengths for a dramatic presentation.


Aren’t they darling?  I love them on this bundt cake.
Add a flower and or number. This glitter number was created by spraying adhesive on an inexpensive wooden number, then drizzling with glitter. 



You can never go wrong with sprinkles. Use them alone, or with a stencil to leave the number on the cake.


Which is your favorite? 

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped