From the bhg.com Recipe Center, we've pulled together four kid-friendly menus that can be served at any birthday bash:
For delicious food that ties into the party theme, try these suggestions:
Rent a cotton candy machine and make red and orange cotton "flame" candy.
Serve Dalmatian cookies by cutting chocolate-chip cookie dough into a dog shape. Or make bone-shaped cookies.
Make a fire truck cake. Bake or buy three small pound cakes (8x4x3). Trim the cakes to make the ends even. Ice one cake with red frosting and stack another cake on top to form the back of the truck. From the third cake, cut off one third and set aside. To form the cab of the truck, stand/lean the remaining two-thirds on end against the stacked cakes. Place the final one-third piece in front of the "cab" to make the engine of the truck. Ice the cakes all over. Use large pretzel logs to form a ladder on the side. Use licorice strings to make a fire hose at the back and to form the windows and grille. Use "Bugles" (snacks) to make the horns. Cookies or peppermint candies make cute wheels. Use orange gummy candies to form the headlights.and siren lights.
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