If you have a preschooler, then you probably know Doc McStuffins. In fact, if you found this guide of tips and tricks, then there’s no doubt you absolutely know all about Doc McStuffins. You have to know how much it means to your little one too. Planning a party for your child does not have to be the most stressful thing that you do all year. Think about it creatively, as a way to have fun and let go, decorate your home in fun colors and streamers, and bake or find a cake that lives up to your little one’s favorite show.
When it comes to choosing a cake, most people get a little nervous if they don’t have a lot of baking experience. Can you make a themed cake on your own? The answer is yes. Can you have a unique cake made for you? The answer is also yes.
What Is a Doc McStuffins Cake?
A Doc McStuffins cake is the last piece of the puzzle in your child’s themed birthday party. When it comes to parties, the cake is a central focus. Not only do you want it to taste good and look nice, but usually, you want your cake to match the rest of the festivities. When it is something that your kid loves, why not go the extra mile and have a cake that matches?
Any cake can have a theme. You could have a round tiered cake with fondant and Doc McStuffins decorations or cupcakes decorated in the spirit of the show. There is no right or wrong way to make a Doc McStuffins cake, just as long as it is recognizably a part of the theme.
Do You Need a Doc McStuffins Cake?
There is a lot of hype around Doc McStuffins. If you have a kid who loves her, loves the show and wants their party to be all about Doc McStuffins, then you are going to need a cake to go along with it. There are few things better than watching your kid’s face light up with excitement on their birthday. If you’re throwing a large get-together, then odds are your child isn’t going to be the only one impressed by a Doc McStuffins cake.
While you don’t necessarily have to have a matching cake on your themed birthday party or get-together, it makes it even better when you do. Some people choose not to get their kid a themed cake because of the overall price or hassle when it comes to dealing with a bakery. Now, for all of these, you can still go to a professional to have it completed, but we arranged a list of ideas that you can take care of yourself or if you prefer, have a bakery do for you.
Doc McStuffins Cake and Treat Ideas
When it comes to planning your little one’s birthday party, there is one thing that you can allow yourself to be: creative. Let your imagination run wild, think about the characters that your child loves and try to incorporate that not only into the decorations but also into the cake. Unfortunately, we are not all master bakers. For these recipes, though, you don’t have to be. Not all of us are experts at modeling chocolate, fondant or sculpting a beautiful cake. Additionally, maybe you just want something unique.
None of these ideas requires any expert care. You just need a little imagination and a few easy to get supplies.
Band-Aid Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies treats are a favorite among kids. Not only do they taste good, but also they are easy to make and you can mold them into different shapes without trouble. The only problem is if you want to cover them in icing, you do have to put in a little extra work if you don’t want it to look lumpy. For these Band-Aid Rice Krispies treats, however, you do not have to worry about icing.
You can do these in a couple of ways:
Large Band-Aid Rice Krispies Cake
If you’re familiar with Doc McStuffins, then you’re also familiar with her Band-Aids. They look like normal Band-Aids, except that they have a little pink heart in the middle. This is easy to replicate with Rice Krispies. For this particular cake, all you have to do is mold it into a large rounded loaf and decorate the top with icing or pink Sixlets to create the heart shape. Not only is this relatively simple, but it won’t take up a lot of your time either.
Small Band-Aid Rice Krispies Treat
These use a similar recipe as the above treats. First, you have to make your Rice Krispies treats. Unlike the other recipe, you do not have to worry about forming a loaf. Instead, cut it into individual, small rectangles and draw the heart on the middle with pink icing.
These are among the simplest ideas that you can use. Not only can this take place of a normal cake, but also it can serve as extra treats aside from your cake.
Most kids love Lambie. Of all the characters, Lambie has one of the simplest face shapes. This makes her one of the easiest characters to design a cake after. What you need is to bake a round cake. This is going to be Lambie’s head. You can also bake cupcakes to serve as her ears or you can carve the cake into the proper shape if you know what you’re doing. Once you have the shape, you can start on the icing. Frost the entire cake first, using pink frosting. Then, with a pastry bag, you can outline the head in white icing, to create the look of fur around her face. You or your baker can use icing or fondant for Lambie’s features, same with the bow on her head.
For these cupcakes, you may need fondant and icing, but the general shape is easy to make. Any parent who has a child who loves Doc McStuffins knows what her stethoscope looks like. It is purple with pink accents and a heart Band-Aid over the end. Therefore, for the cupcakes, your first step is to bake and frost them. You should frost them in white, as a neutral color. Then, arrange the cupcakes in the shape of a stethoscope. The next step involves using purple icing to create the main part of the stethoscope and fondant to recreate the chest piece, ear tips and other accents.
Doc McStuffins Sheet Cake
Of course, no list of cakes would be complete without a sheet cake. Sheet cakes are still a classic for most parties, especially kid’s themed birthdays. Creating your own sheet cake is simple. All you need is to bake yourself a rectangle cake and work from there. The idea is to frost it and recreate a cute scene on top. You can use the icing to write whatever message you want to or to decorate the border, but the important part of this cake is in the toppers.
While you can find Doc McStuffins cake toppers online or even at bakeries, you can also use smaller toys for your cake. This allows your little one to have new toys when it’s over. Decorate your sheet cake with Doc McStuffins herself, her equipment, or Lambie and her dragon Stuffy. If you use a bakery, make suggestions for the scene that are unique to your kid’s interests.
If you want to sculpt, remember that Rice Krispies are the easiest to mold into different shapes. They are also incredibly easy to make and inexpensive too. You can make a lot for very little money, making it one of the most valuable treats on the list. When it comes to cakes and cupcakes, you can get a lot out of decorative toppers. You can take any of these ideas and experiment with them or add your own twist that fits your child.
Conclusion: Don’t Forget the Themed Cake
The biggest reason for a parent to decide not to have a themed cake might be pricing or it might be due to the lack of uniqueness they think they’ll find. Simpler cakes are sometimes cheaper and also easier to make yourself. All you need is a dash of creativity to get a cake that your child is going to love. Also, you get to have complete control of the cake, from icing to flavor. You can customize the cake to what your kid wants and what you know he or she will enjoy.
The best part is that it is not too difficult either. You don’t have to be an expert with fondant. You don’t need to use modeling chocolate or learn to carve into cake to be able to make a Doc McStuffins related dessert. All you need is simple baking skills and a few supplies. The artistry required is minimal. Just use a little bit of creativity and you can have the best party your kid can ask for.