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Sam’s Disney Planes Themed Birthday Cake

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It is official: my baby is FIVE! We recently celebrated Sam’s birthday with a Disney Planes themed birthday party. This was Sam’s first birthday party whose theme idea was totally driven by his verbalized choice—ahh, the power of media! I’ll be posting pictures of the entire party decorations soon, but for now I want to show you the birthday cake. It was the focal point of a small dessert table that I created.

Disney Planes Movie Birthday Cake


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You’ve heard me rave about Samantha, at Evie and Mallow. As I’ve told you, her artistry is amazing; she is a cake pop genius. Now I’ll add the term Buttercream Cake Genius to her description! She created a super, delicious, sky-high cake tower with smooth blue frosting and white fondant clouds. It’s topped with a Dusty Crophopper plane from Birthday Express. Riplinger and El Chupacabra, also from Birthday Express, hovered nearby in the clouds. Sam was delighted!

Dusty Crophopper Birthday Cake

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Planes Birthday Party

To enhance the cake’s starring role on the dessert table, I made a cake stand. It’s actually a clear glass vase that I filled with cotton balls. Simply plopping cotton balls in the vase didn’t create the effect I was going for, but when I pulled each cotton ball apart, suddenly wispy clouds appeared. Very satisfying.  I nestled Dusty Crophopper and his sidekick, Skipper, in the clouds. Sam thought it was great that they looked like they were flying together. I added a glass plate on top of the arrangement and the cake had its pedestal.

Disney Planes Birthday Cake Topper

Birthday Express carries the tablecloth I used on the dessert table. It was very cute, but it wasn’t quite the look I wanted. I customized it by cutting off the two sides with the character images and keeping just the mid portion that looked like a runway. The final result was awesome and it worked perfectly as the base for the entire dessert table.

Planes Birthday Cake Idea

So there you have it: a birthday boy’s cake delight! I’ll be posting more details of Sam’s Planes party soon, including a few DIY ideas. Stay tuned!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.