Tag Archives: Food for Kids

Birthday Cakes Part 8: Parrot Cake

It was my oldest daugther’s birthday recently and when I asked her which cake she wanted me to bake she immediately said “A parrot cake!”. When I talked about her decision with my twitter pals I realized that at least in the U.S. parrot cake is totally unknown. Here, it is a VERY common birthday cake for kids and its name (in German: Papageienkuchen) derives from the fact that this cake is as colorful as a parrot. Continue reading >>>


Cucumber Crocodile

Cucumber Crocodile

When my son celebrated his 3rd birthday at the day-care center he had to bring along breakfast for all kids in his group. Among other things like heart- and star-shaped sandwiches and the birthday train cake, I made this cucumber crocodile.  This is a good way to make your kids eat some vegetables – of course, they like the small sausages, too :-). I had read some recipes on the internet (e.g. here and here), but finally decided to make my own version of a cucumber crocodile because there were ingredients I didn’t like or the whole process of making the crocodile just seemed to be too complicated or tedious. So, here’s what you need to make this funny and healthy crocodile. It will be the hit of your kid’s next party. Continue reading >>