January 26, 2018

Baking Mad Party – Peter Rabbit

Last weekend I held a children’s party at my home provided by Baking Mad.  I know, I must be mad right having a load of excited kids in my home, baking a cake, blowing balloons, buttering ham and cheese rolls…when it wasn’t one of my children’s birthdays!

Baking Mad is a bakers dream – the home to the best recipes, a hub for bakers to share their ideas and inspirations and a place to showcase the tricks of the trade.

Recently, Baking Mad introduced Party Cake Kits for children’s parties in a range of designs; Peter Rabbit, Unicorn, Super Hero, Pirates and Princesses.  Baking Mad asked me to hold my very own Baking Mad party to showcase what their new creation was all about so read on to find out how I got on! (if your anything like me, if it’s about cake, I’m reading/watching/eating!)

Beautiful packaging by Baking Mad

Baking Mad: Cake Kit

Whatever design you go for, each cake kit contains the correct amount of ingredients for you to bake the particular design of cake plus 12 cupcakes – included in my cake kit was flour, sugar, vanilla essence, icing sugar, fondant icing, a selection of cake cutters, silver cake board, 24 cake toppers, cupcake cases and a receipt and instruction booklet. All I had to provide was the cake tins, eggs and butter. I have to say the ingredients were top quality and even when eating the uncooked cake mixture (got to be done right?!) it tasted divine!

My two older children got stuck in with helping me back the cake and cupcakes.  I must admit, I’m no ‘Star Baker’ but do feel confident in the kitchen.  Having said then, when looking at the design of the cake I did have cake fear!  I followed the recipe – there were some areas which I had to re-read and would expect that someone who didn’t understand baking all to well could get confused.  But we all had lots of fun (obvs tear tantrums too – I mean when can you bake with your kids and there not be an argument over who licks the spoon?!)


Capturing the kids getting stuck in!

The whole process of baking both the cake and the cupcakes took a good fours hours (a little longer than the instruction booklet stated!) and I had to purchase more icing sugar to ensure I had enough for decorating the cupcakes.  As you can see from the photos below it was a three layered cake with butter cream sandwiched between the layers and then fondant icing layered over the top.  I had a fantastic fencing cutter too which was surprisingly easy to use as well as the flower cutters!


the finished product - my baking mad peter rabbit cake with cupcakes and decorations

The final masterpiece!

Baking Mad extras

Baking Mad also provided several other items to suit your theme at an extra cost.  I received a beautiful and easy to assemble cake stand, plates, napkins, party bags and invitations.  The quality of these items are top-notch and are beautifully decorated.  The cake stand was extremely sturdy to hold the weight of the cake (it was pretty heavy!) and my party guests all commented on the quality of the card and paper that was used for these products.  The children all thought the design was super cute too!

My Mama friends and all their children couldn’t wait to try the cake!  I was surprised to see how well the cake held being three layers and when I cut into it, the cake was set well with the right amount of butter cream sandwiched between.  All the Mama’s really enjoyed the cake as well as the children and I sent home each child with a Peter Rabbit cupcake to take home!  I have many texts after to say it was thoroughly enjoyed!


Peter Rabbit Party supplies

Baking Mad

Final Thought

Having a party cake kit brings with it convenience and also allows you as a parent to bake a cake without the faff of having to purchase all the ingredients separately, especially when it comes to seeking out the right cutters, toppers and all the matching party supplies.  Yes, I must admit it is super easy to go out to your local supermarket and purchase a cake but if your feeling adventurous and want to attempt to bake a show stopper cake yourself, then I would recommend checking out their website and viewing their different party ranges.  The cake kit standard price is at £44.99 with the party supplies being an extra cost but totally worth it if you love having your theme throughout.


I want to say a big thank to Baking Mad for our party kit – we had lots of fun creating our show stopper cake and using the fantastic supplies for our party.  If anyone is interested in checking out their products then please click here.

*This is a collaborative post and I was gifted the cake kit and supplies from Baking Mad.  However, I was not expected to write this blog post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own*


15 comments so far.

15 responses to “Baking Mad Party – Peter Rabbit”

  1. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops says:

    Oh my this is just the cutest! What an amazing idea, my daughter would have loved this for her birthday party.

  2. Wow!!! The cake looks amazing!! Watch our Mary Berry 🙂 I love the Peter Rabbit themed party as well!

  3. Well done! I have a big Peter Rabbit fan who would love this cake. What a great idea for parents who want to make a cake for their child, but are worried they will have the skill.

  4. Vicki says:

    Oh wow! Will have to have a look at this for James birthday!

  5. Abigail Bryony says:

    I ADORE this! It looks great!! (but yes you are very brave for hosting a party without it being anyone’s birthday!) x

  6. This looks incredible! And now I really, really want some of those cakes haha.

  7. Kira says:

    Oh your cake looks incredible! 🙂

  8. What a brilliant and fun idea for a party. The cake looks delicious!

  9. Sally says:

    Cake looks awesome – I be the kids went mad.

  10. Anna says:

    The cake looks amazing! It also looks like a lot of fun was had making it 🙂

  11. Your cake looks lovely. My children enjoyed helping to bake and lick the bowl out too x

  12. JakiJellz says:

    What a fab idea. The children look like they really enjoyed it too! Thanks for sharing at #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again tomorrow.

  13. The Pramshed says:

    Wow this amazing, and your children look so happy. This is a great idea for a birthday party. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  14. So much fun, and Peter Rabbit too! Looks yummy! What a cool idea for a party! #globalblogging xox

  15. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... says:

    This is a lovely idea for a birthday party! The cake looks fab and they definitely looked like they had fun. Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



Top Posts & Pages

Umberslade Estate Walk at Umberslade Farm Park
What to pack for Center Parcs
Coral Island Blackpool Review
Best parks in Solihull and beyond
Enchanted Forest Board Game Review
Review of visiting Cannock Chase and Gruffalo Trail

TOTS100 - UK Parent Blogs