Lollies + cake: how to add more sweetness to your birthday party!
You can’t have a birthday party without cake.
And of course, you can’t forget lollies either.
But how can you get these two different types of sweet treats to play along with one another?
Making a lolly cake is a popular choice – but what if you don’t have the time to commit to it?
Or if your plan calls for something a little different with your cake?
It can be hard to make your cake and your lollies come into harmony with one another. With the right planning however, both of these essential birthday sweets can look good together and create an awesome taste!
And you can start by thinking about…
Which type of cake is best for your birthday celebration?
Chocolate. Matcha. Vanilla. Black Forest. If only everything could be in one cake! Alas, you’ll be forced to choose one – maybe two, tops.
As such, it’s crucial that you choose the right one!
So how do you decide which type of cake is the best fit for the birthday party?
Choosing the birthday celebrant’s favourite flavour is just one consideration – you’ll also need to think about a huge range of other things…
- Budget: how much would you like to spend?
- Size: is the cake appropriate for how many people you’re inviting?
- Flavour and type (naturally)
One of the biggest questions to ask is “baker or cakeshop?”
Not only does this impact the cost, but it also changes what sort of design you’ll get. While bakers tend to be more pricey, they can also be a lot more flexible in accommodating your requests, with many offering completely custom cake designs, just for you!
What should I bake for a birthday party?
If you have the luxury of time to bake a personalised cake, then go for it!
The good thing about baking a birthday cake is you can customise everything from the frosting, cake variety, and the design. It’s completely up to you.
Just be warned that it’s also a lot more work as well. If you’ve decided to follow this course of action, the next question you’re going to want to ask yourself is what sort of cake you’re going to bake.
When asking yourself this, think of:
- Party theme
- Celebrant age
- The rest of the menu
Practical considerations like oven size should come into the picture as well. Will you be able to bake the cake you’re thinking of using your home oven?
Don’t just limit yourself to cakes, either – you can also bake cupcakes, make doughnuts, and even cream puffs as sides or in lieu of the traditional sweet birthday cake if you want.
Short on ideas? Making a cake for a children’s birthday party? Here’s a thought…
Lollies + cake = lolly cake!
Where is lolly cake from?
Lolly cakes originated just across the Tasman in New Zealand. It all started as a way to decorate no-bake cakes, and usually involved lolly cakes made purely of lollies as its main ingredient.
Since then, the term has broadened – how lolly cakes refer to any cake that prominently features lollies in it!
How long does lolly cake keep for?
The shelf life of lolly cakes depends on various factors such as cake preparation, ingredients used, how the cake is stored, and it’s baking or sell date.
As a general rule, cakes bought in bakeries often can last for as much as 2-4 days when stored in the refrigerator. For comparison, cakes with whipped cream or buttercream can last for about three days days.
While lollies themselves can last much longer, over time certain lollies can become dry, making them a little less pleasant to eat.
Either way, the end result is the same: don’t wait too long to eat your lolly cake (though we’re sure with little ones celebrating, that won’t be hard to avoid!)
Can lolly cake be frozen?
Leftover cakes can be frozen for some time. The taste and quality can be maintained when stored properly in an airtight container that can even last up to 2 to 4 months.
However, the lollies might not keep as well.
Freezing lollies tends to make them brittle and hard – they’ll lose that chewiness and stretchiness that everyone knows and loves.
Luckily, there’s an easy workaround: simply take all the lollies off before you freeze your cake and reapply fresh ones when you get a lolly cake craving!
How do you make a candy birthday cake?
We’re a lolly store, after all – it would be weird if we didn’t mention lolly cakes!
If you’re making your own cake, why not combine your favourite lollies with your cake?
If you ask us, this is one of the best ways to incorporate both lollies and cake into your party celebrations. Just the word gets us excited – a candy birthday cake!
These birthday cakes grab a lot of attention, especially with kids. Not only that, but it’s also a fun activity itself! Making candy birthday cakes can be a unique activity for kids – just make sure they don’t eat too many of your ingredients before the cake’s ready!
How do you decorate a birthday cake with lollies?
So you’ve decided to go for a lolly cake. You’ve looked at websites where you can buy lollies online to cover your cake with. After a short wait, your shipment is here.
Now it’s time to get to work!
When decorating your cake with lollies, we strongly recommend leaving this step until after the cake is baked and it has had time to cool down.
That’s because a lot of lollies can melt and lose their shape after a while if they’re held against a hot cake for a long time. If you want your lollies to still be recognisably lollies and not coloured blobs, we suggest waiting.
Once the cake’s cool, it’s time to whip out the buttercream and get to attaching your lollies!
And of course, don’t forget to set up bowls of lollies for your guests to snack on!
After all, what’s a birthday party without a lolly table for people to nibble on?
Buy bulk lollies online with our online lolly shop
Whether you’re baking a birthday cake or buying one, you’re going to need to add lollies to your shopping list, ASAP.
In fact, you’re probably going to need a lot of them, especially if you’re planning a lolly cake on top of just having lollies and cake at the party.
That’s where our online lolly shop comes into the picture.
Here at MyLollies, we specialise in providing lollies. Specifically, we specialise in providing them in bulk, and at wholesale prices to boot!
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