Cakes for Kids: Rainbow Cake, Dump Cake, Kitty Litter Cake, and Worm Dirt Cake
Kids love crazy cakes! One of the craziest – yet easiest – is the rainbow cake from the Omnomicon blog. You can make it with regular Sprite if you prefer not to, or have no need for, using diet soda in your kids’ recipes. Isn’t it beautiful? Kids will go crazy for the colors.
Litter Box Cake
Litter box cakes are a great choice for that child who prefers their treats to be as disgusting as possible. You know who they are! Kids love cognitive dissonance, and there is no better way to capitalize on this than by having them dig through “kitty litter” to find the special poop cake turds.
To make a kitty litter cake you will need a litter box – brand new, please! – garbage bag liner, and litter box scoop. You then crumble a mixture of cakes into the box to serve as the kitty litter, and use melted Tootsie rolls for the poops. Allrecipes.com has a great recipe with step by step instructions here.
Worm Dirt Cake
Worm and dirt cakes are similar in principle to the litter box cake, but more earthy and less gross. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I suppose it depends on the child you are baking it for!
Most dirt cakes are made by baking a shallow cake (or cupcake), covering it with chocolate cookie crumbs to a depth of at least an inch, and mixing gummy worms into the “dirt.” You can even accessorize with toy shovels! Here is a great set of instructions to make a dirt cake inside a flower pot – so clever!
Unlike many other cakes for kids, Dump Cake was designed to actually be made by children. Cake mix is the magic ingredient in Dump Cake, and let us give thanks for this amazing, flexible, miraculous modern invention!
For a basic Dump Cake, empty a can of crushed pineapple, a can of cherry pie filling, and a box of cake mix into a cake pan in that order and bake. So easy! A good Dump Cake recipe can be found here.
- Rainbow Cake
- Dump Cake Recipe
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
- Kitty Litter Cake - All Recipes
Great Halloween cake! You'll need a new kitty litter box, box liner and litter scoop as "props" to get the full effect with this cake!
- Dirt Cake I - All Recipes
This is a great conversation piece at parties. Adults love it as much as the children do. Get a new garden trowel, medium sized flower pot and artificial flower at a craft store for full effect.
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