Lots of kids coming over for a birthday party and the mess will be atrocious! What can you do, though? Kids will be expecting cake and ice cream, won’t they? It’s inevitable; you must buy paper plates and disposable silverware. Stand and cut and scoop and serve. Face the half-eaten plates of cake as well as the occasional ice cream spill to the carpet. It happens every year. There’s no law that says you must put yourself through the nerve-wracking, little kids, cake catastrophe! Do something totally different this year. Forget the ice cream and serve the kids cake kabobs. They’ll love them so much they won’t even notice there’s no ice cream!
Cakes, brownies, donut holes, muffins – they’re all basically cakes with different names. All of them work well to make delicious cake kabobs for birthday parties or even holidays. Purchase the wooden skewers at most any dollar-theme store and use them whole or cut them in half to make smaller kabobs.
Cut cake or brownies into small squares but use mini muffins or donut holes without cutting them. Just slide foods onto the skewers randomly or create a definite pattern. Add a brownie square, a donut hole, then another brownie or place cookies between several brownies to make a different design.
Cookies that have a hole in the center work great for creating a lacy look around a donut hole; it almost looks like an edible flower. Slide on a brownie, the cookie, then the donut hole. Even top it off with a dried cherry, marshmallow or piece of candy. Use small sandwich cookies to make a different topper. Stand the cookie on one side and slide the skewer into the cream filling.
There are lots of foods you can use to create appealing cake and confection kabobs. Besides the cakes you can use cereal rings, any dried fruit, pieces of candy bars, some cookies, and many different types of candy. No matter what foods you add to the skewers leave a small section of the stick showing at the bottom to make it easier to hold the finished cake kabob.
Wrap colored cellophane or even plain plastic wrap around the cake kabobs. Give them a holiday theme by tying holiday-theme ribbon around the skewer. Or, just tie an ordinary ribbon around them and give them out for other occasions. They’re perfect for anyone, anytime!