Host a Snack Cake Decorating Party

For the past few months’ I’ve been creating decorated snack cakes and decided to share the fun with some kids by hosting a snack cake decorating party. With the help of Wilton, I put together a slew of decorating supplies, cookies, candies, and snack cakes for the young decorators to work with. I hosted children from age 4 to 15 and they all had a blast. 
Here are some of their whimsical creations.

Aren’t their snack cake creations clever and fun?
 I love each and every one of them and so did the kids.

A snack cake party is so easy to set up, you don’t have to put together a fancy display, just fill a work space with supplies and let the kids get busy.

Wilton supplied frosting, fondant, candy eyes, royal icing ghosts, icing colors, black sugar pearls, sprinkles, and green apple flavored licorice laces, as well as, cherry flavored black licorice laces. I love the flavor of black licorice, but have always felt it’s flavor doesn’t go with anything else, so using it for decorating was not a great plan, but some genius at Wilton made their black licorice cherry flavored, and it is perfect for making edible crafts for any occasion.

The teens enjoyed this project more than I ever imagined. They asked if they could make more than one cake and were pleasantly surprised when I told them to do as many as they’d like. They were totally astonished at how much I had on hand to use for decorating.

I know many of you would love to have the stock of decorating supplies I have in my kitchen. Well, guess what? Wilton has graciously agreed to share the love and send one of my readers a wonderful box filled with their products. The giveaway details are forthcoming. But first lets take a look at the young food artists at work. 

All of the kids really enjoyed decorating, but I think some had even more fun eating …

This party was so much fun that we’ve decided to add a snack cake decorating station at our Halloween party. Wouldn’t your kids and their friends just love doing this too?
Whether you want to host a snack cake decorating party or want to just have fun in the kitchen this Halloween, be sure to enter to win a great package of Wilton products, below.
Halloween Giveaway #5
Contest sponsored by Wilton.

Enter to win a collection of Wilton decorating products including:

Mandatory Entry: 
Leave a comment below. That’s it. It’s that simple. 
You can let me know which snack cake decoration of mine you like the best, if you’d like.
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Rules: Giveaway begins 9/28/12 and runs through 10/5/12. If you have trouble leaving a comment, you can send your entry to beth {at} and I will add your comment. Winner to be drawn at random from all valid entries. Entrants must reside in the United States and be over 18 years of age. (I’m so sorry to all of my world wide readers. Hosting an international contest has become too difficult due to all of the laws around the world.) Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning are based on the total number of valid entries (maximum of five entries per person.) Winner will be notified and have 72 hours to respond. If the winner doesn’t  respond in that time frame another winner will be chosen. This contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
Items used to create this project are available on (commission received for sales)

Thanks for sharing!


  1. says

    What a blast! Wouldn't it be neat to take pix every ten years of a party like this: what I see from these kids looks very different from what I imagine my friends would have made at the same age!

  2. says

    I'm so glad I already follow you on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, and by Email notification! My favorite snack cake decoration that you made are the bats! I just love them and they ARE my favorite snack cake so I guess that MAY have something to do with it! :)

  3. Anonymous says

    You always have the cutest ideas but I usually never try them. I would love to get the grandkids and friends to try their hand at this. Love your blog!
    Thanks for the ideas.

    knightland @

  4. Donna Bigelow says

    I love all of these ideas! I enter a Halloween Bake Off every year at the school I work at and I will definitely being using some of these.

  5. says

    OK, I HAVE to enter this one. My nieces and nephews would LOVE to have a party like this one! 😀 Thanks so much for your generosity, and for sharing your INCREDIBLE creativity!

  6. Anonymous says

    They all look fun to make but with Halloween just around the corner I would love to make the bats.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

  7. says

    My husband recently formed an 8 year old baseball travel team, and this looks like a great way to get all the boys together off the field to get to know each other. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  8. says

    Btw – I follow you on Pinterest and Twittering and I liked you on Facebook. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to create separate entries for each. Seems like it would clutter the comments. Thanks again!

  9. Doris says

    Beth, how cute! I can't choose which I like best, because they are all too cute! How my granddaughter and her friends would love this!

    Doris Collins (see e-mail message)

  10. Anonymous says

    I'm not sure I would let a bunch of teenagers loose in my kitchen although it looks like they were enjoying themselves and NO food fights. My Gkids would a blast doing this.

  11. says

    This is such a wonderful idea…I have my 12 yr old grandson over the house on the weekend and he loves to bake. We have baked the cake pops just 2 weeks ago and he came over with 2 friends (we live down the street from His Dad) and I cannot tell how much fun I had and I think they had also..Would love to be a winner and have his friends over more just to enjoy the kids more…thak you

  12. says

    What a fun idea! Would never have thought of this- I like that they're decorating snack cakes. Such a cute spin off of decorating cupcakes. I'll have to try this with the kids from our church- thanks!

  13. Jessie Hess says

    These are so incredibly awesome! I would love to have them to make fun food to sell at charity fundraisers for several church groups I volunteer for! Of course, I would use them at home as well when not using to raise much needed funds for my non -profit groups!

    My email is

  14. says

    What a wonderful idea! I would love to do this with some of my son's friends…15 year old boys are not too grown up to enjoy a snack cake decorating party! I would love to have the Wilton package (love Wilton!) Love them all but I especially like the bat!


  15. Joanna Vanderkooi says

    Tee-hee! The Beaker Twinkie is adorable, as is everything, and I also loved the Twinkie Bee, since my friend has the Honeybees youth group at church, for 3 & 4 yr. olds! Thanks for the chance…AND the ideas! I work with the teens at church in our puppet team and I KNOW they would love to do something like this together!

  16. Bonnie says

    I love all of your cute creations! Very cute & clever. I would also love to win this contest. My granddaughters Birthday is this month & it would be fun to let them do this at her party!

  17. says

    Hey Beth,
    Too late for the giveaway and I know I just featured one of your posts this week but this post is going to be featured too on Thursday 10/18. Have a great week!

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