A couple of months ago, my middle daughter celebrated her 8th birthday! She was very excited about her party and wanted to have a bunch of her little friends spend the night. I wasn't sure if I was really ready for that. We decided to compromise with a pajama and crafts party, but without the overnight stuff. I'll share more about the party later.
My daughter decided she didn't want a traditional cake. We discussed cookies and brownies and finally settled on making a cake out of rice krispie treats! I didn't want to just make small treats, but make it into an actual cake. I started by following the directions on the back of a Rice Krispies cereal box. After mixing all the ingredients, I pressed it into 2 - 8 x 8 inch square pans. Allow to cool.
I made my two layer cake by stacking my layers, spreading a layer of frosting between the two to keep them in place.
I then started to spread frosting around the outside of my cake. You may need to add a couple of layers to cover all of the edges. You can use store bought or homemade frosting.
Now it is time to create our sleeping girls. I used 2 large marshmallows cut in half for pillows. I had these Wilton girl head picks that I used, but I believe that they have been discontinued. You could also use fondant or vanilla wafers decorated with faces to use as your heads. I added two large marshmallows for each body. Cover with frosting so that your blanket will stick.
I then used a Wilton Sugar Sheet as the blanket for the sleepover bed. Just cut the sheet to the size you need. I had a little extra on the end, so I used it to add a small stripe at the bottom of the bed to cover the edge. It just gave it a more finished look.
The Rice Krispie Cake was a success. A piece was quite filling and the kids loved it. I personally love anything with frosting on it and the rice krispie treats were a fun change. It was easy to put together and the girls could help me make it.