LA Kings Hockey Birthday Cake (& a Birthday Cake Round-Up)

A Kings birthday cake, whether for an LA Kings Hockey fan or other special guest of honor, is super easy to make with a layer cake and a cardboard crown.

I am not a big fan of purple. I’ll admit it. But, I couldn’t very well serve a black cake to my LA KINGS hockey fan of a husband. So, even though I am not a fan of purple, I took one for the team, as they say.

I actually shopped in three different stores trying to find the right inspiration for this cake: Party City, Target, and Michaels. Hockey paraphernalia is hard to come by as are paper crowns, believe it or not. (At least those that match the color scheme I was going for.)

I cheated this year. Yes, I kinda did. I chose a very simple cake to serve my husband on his birthday. I guess that’s becoming my MO. The last year’s worth of birthday cakes have not been some of my best work. They’ve been uber-simple, not that fancy.

I think part of that has been that my bigger kids aren’t all that jazzed about themed birthday cakes. The older two no longer request Bionicle Thornax or Roman Gladiator birthday cakes. Instead, both requested cheesecake on their birthdays.

I definitely pulled out all the stops when they were little guys. The younger ones are easily pleased. And I’m getting old.

I’m not sure how I did it, back in those days when I stayed up into the wee hours of the night sewing capes for 2 dozen knights in shining armor. I don’t think I could — or would — do it today.

But, I’m a firm believer in making birthdays special nonetheless.

Good Meals

On FishPapa’s birthday on Sunday, he requested a full breakfast. This is by far his favorite meal. Typically, we go out to breakfast, but it is often very expensive and not that great. So, I stocked up on everything I needed to make ham and eggs, bacon, biscuits, pancakes, and hashbrowns and we feasted at home. My kids adore a full breakfast.

Good Cake

Later in the day we sang to him and ate cake. LA Kings Hockey Cake. Here’s where the cheating part comes in. In retrospect, the cake would have looked cooler if it had been fondant for a crown instead of cardboard. But, we don’t like the taste of fondant. Nor the taste of cardboard, either, for that matter. But, it seemed less wasteful to recycle a paper crown than to chuck one made of fondant.

And hubs didn’t mind. Though he did miss the chocolate frosting. I think he’ll be requesting cheesecake next time, too.

A Kings cake, whether for a hockey fan or some other royal dignitary, is super easy to make, especially with a paper crown. Frost a round layer cake and place the crown around it on the platter. I made sure that the crown would allow you to peek at the purple frosting. And I added a touch of silver sprinkles across the top. The purple kisses also added a little sparkle to the other wise plain Jane cake.

And there you have it: super simple cake for a King.

Baked any fun cakes lately?



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  1. Hi Jessica.

    I wasn’t sure if it is OK or not but I shared how to make natural blue food coloring. I did it to make frosting that matched my kids’ hockey uniforms this past year. (at least this year they are wearing green).

    Of course, feel free to delete if you like. Very nice cakes, BTW.

  2. Thanks for hosting! Cupcakes…my favorite topic! :-)
    ~Liz

  3. Cake? I love cake but just never really make it … I’d rather do cupcakes or a fluffy cheesecake pie type of thing (I don’t think it qualifies as a pie, that’s all) … great job Jessica, even at 49, it’s nice to feel special on your birthday! :)

  4. Funny you should have a cake themed link up today!! This weekend I made FOUR birthday cakes for my sons 5th birthday – he invites the entire church and we weren’t sure how many to expect!
    I used 4 cake mixes and fixed each one up a little bit – the favorite being nerds being added to the mix :)

    I added the cake post, but I am also going to add the icing post to your linky because it’s AMAZING icing – made with flour of all things!!
    If it’s out of line please remove it, but it seems to go well with the cake theme and really, it’s a must try!! It takes all “normal” house hold ingredients (granulated sugar, not confectioner sugar!) Light, fluffy and YUM!

  5. What a great idea with Birthday Cake round-up. I am always looking for new inspirations. My kids are still at that age that theme cakes are a must and apparently rest of my family and friends are on the same wave links as my kids so I make at least one theme cake a month.

    Thank you so much for hosting.

  6. Have you ever tried marshmallow fondant? I’m not a huge fondant fan either, but this was pretty good and I was able to make it easily at home.

  7. For my 2yo girl, I made a Cakepop Garden with the cakepop “flowers” in flower pots…not sure how to post the pic from my fb page though. It was a really great size for the toddlers in attendance :)

  8. I love your cake. My husband is a huge hockey fan and I love this as a theme for his cake. He’s a Blues fan so I’m not sure the crown would work. :)

    Thanks for hosting this roundup. Such yummy posts!

  9. Thanks for hosting. I love looking at all the different ideas. The crown cake may have been “simple”, but it sure looks great!

    Last weekend we had a Tinkerbell themed family party for Bear’s 5th birthday. Half way across town I had the thought I should have brought a spare shirt (it was too tall to put the lid on my cake carrier), but we managed to make it without incident. Next time we’re traveling, I will plan something more simple.

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