Nemo cakeLet the party begin! Oh, but what about the cake? If you need some inspiration, pick up a copy of Melissa Barlow’s Easy Cut-Up Cakes for Kids.

Even if you feel a bit artistically challenged, you can create cute, simple, cakes to delight your child. Made from cake mixes, using just a few standard baking pans, these creations can vary from a pirate ship to a clown fish, or football. Simple patterns and instructions guide you through cutting and assembling your masterpiece to present at the party.