We've all been wowed by the amazing and out of this world cakes made by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro from TLC's Cake Boss fame. It seems that every new custom cake order on this delightful reality tv show seems to outdo the previous episodes. We've seen cakes made to like barbecue pits, hotdogs, cartoon characters (like Bumblebee from Transformers), tubs of Haagen Daz, Las Vegas slot machines and even football stadiums!
The skills and craftsmanship required to bake, build and accessorise these large custom cakes require years of dedication and practice. It's no wonder that none of Buddy's cakes come cheap. Nonetheless, it's truly heartwarming to see the happy (and surprised) faces of the people who ultimately receive these beautifully hand crafted masterpieces. These are lifelong memories in the making!
This creative printable worksheet set is a fun way to recreate some of the magic of Cake Boss using art and your imagination. Welcome to Cake Champ!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils
In this activity, your child will gain some basic understanding about how elaborate custom cakes are made. They will then proceed to design custom cakes using the printables for imaginary customers with unique order requirements.
It will help your child or student:
Exercise his/her creative mind and help them explore the creative business of custom cake making in a fun way. It also provides them with an avenue for self-expression.
Develop their creative skills by allowing them to identify and mix different design requirements to create a unique piece of fictional artwork.
Let's make some cakes!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out about the history of cake. Here's a fun and informative video about the history of the cake, more specifically, the birthday cake!
Take a look at some of the most amazing cakes built by bakers. Here's a video segment from Cake Boss with a client with an order for a 12 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty cake!
Get started on the printable design challenge!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 4 printable cake design challenges. 3 of these printable worksheets has different imaginary customer order notes/requirements. The last printable worksheet is open ended and your child can to make any cake of his/her choice.
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