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No stranger to birthday parties, with four kids aged 12 and under, Erica offers some tips, tricks and how-tos for hosting budget-friendly bashes. She'll even show you her cakes and share her cake pop (mis)adventures.
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I do not spend 85% of my day on Pinterest.

However, when I do pop over to check out my notifications I’m continually surprised at which of my images generate the most re-pins.

So I decided to tally the top 5. What do you think? Do any of these surprise you?

5th Place




With 31 re-pins to date this was my first (and only) attempt at making a zebra-striped cake. I absolutely love the teal colour and rock-n-roll feel of the concert crowd silhouette which was styled after the birthday invitation.

4th Place




Garnering 34 re-pins, this is still one of my favourite cakes for one of my favourite kiddos. Inspired by other cake artists, I adapted this firefighter cake to include details from the birthday boy’s invitation (once again). I found the idea of making the dalmatian too daunting so it is a toy figure; I did, however, make the shiny fire hydrant.

3rd Place




Slightly ahead in 3rd place, with 35 re-pins, is my son’s Skylanders Swap Force cake. This was actually not my first Skylanders cake but the details were not any easier the second time around. The toppers were toy figures but the portal of power was 100% edible.

2nd Place




Ah, The Flash. With 60 re-pins and climbing on the weekly, isn’t interesting how we are drawn to the simpler things? A lot of the lettering was hand-cut and tedious, but on the whole, I sense the attraction to this cake is its simplicity. It is something we can all make without fancy gadgets or extensive cake-decorating know-how.

Coveted #1 Spot




And the top banana with a whopping 90 re-pins — well, whopping by my standards — it’s not a cake at all, but rather cake pops! By November it’s pretty much guaranteed that your Pinterest feeds will be jammed with all manner of Christmas crafts, ornaments, recipes and gift ideas, so it is no surprise that these Christmas cake pops, a variation of which I make every year, landed in the #1 spot.

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For more of Erica’s cakes, click here and cake pops, click here.

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About @ericablogs

Erica kicked off her party-planning adventures when her eldest turned one and even had a home cake business for a short time. Now, four kiddos later, she shares the cakes she has made over the past 12 years as well as ideas and tutorials for hosting budget-friendly birthday parties. And if you're looking for the ins and outs of how to make (or break) cake pops, you've come to the right place!

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