Party Cake Trends: Shopkins

Just like in fashion, trends come and trends go in the cake world.  Colors and textures and styles change in wedding cakes each year and children’s party cakes are no different!  So what’s trending now?  SHOPKINS!

Having a daughter of my own, I have seen first hand just how big the world of Shopkins is among its demographic. The tiny collectible characters are colorful and fun to swap and share.  I have done cakes for Addison and her sister before, so I was really excited when she came in with the idea to create a Shopkins cake!

We incorporated different patterns and Addison’s party colors to create this super festive cake.  The first step in creating this cake was to make the topper out of fondant, so it could dry fully.  The bow was made ahead of time as well.  These were done about 1 week before the cake was due.

We then started the cake by baking two 6-inch layers and three 8″ layers to create a jumbo bottom tier.  After leveling and filling the layers, we iced the tiers in solid buttercream. For the bottom tier, we created a template for the stripes using parchment paper.  We then rolled out fondant and cut strips of several different colors using a ribbon cutter.  After laying the pattern out on the parchment paper, it’s then transferred to the cake.  The pennants were created by extruding the lime green line and adding triangles in a variety of colors.  Polka dots and stripes were piped on in buttercream.

Because of the patterns and color on the bottom tier, the top tier was kept simple with a solid purple buttercream and a plaque with Addison’s name on it.  A bead border completed the cake.  We loved creating this trendy and colorful cake for Miss Addison and hope she had a fabulous 7th birthday!!