Monday, April 7, 2014

Rice Krispie Sleepover Cake

 
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. 


My daughter was super excited with how the Rice Krispie Cake turned out.  She had a lot of fun at her party too.  I love throwing parties, but I am super glad that birthdays only come around once a year.  Keeping a bunch of little girls entertained can be a lot of work!




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