You want to take less than ten minutes to assemble a super cute cake? Yes, always! When I put together this Paw Patrol party cake, I kept the busy mom in mind. It uses a pre-made cake (which are more inexpensive than you think!) and items you can pick up at your favorite superstore. The only thing that might slow you down is the glue gun, but I have confidence in you that you can tackle it!
How to make an easy Paw Patrol Party Cake
Before you go to your local superstore, call ahead to their bakery and put in an order for your cake. Ask for their double layer 9-inch cake all in white with no decorations other than the piping around the bottom and top. I paid around $12.50 for mine…which to me is SO WORTH not having to bake the cake, make the frosting and clean up the kitchen. So when you head to the store, pick up:
- 9″ double layer cake, no decorations
- One package Paw Patrol Swirl Party Décor
- Bamboo skewers
- Mini M&Ms
- Regular M&Ms
The Paw Patrol Topper
I like adding small touches of characters at parties instead of having them all over everything. The cake is a good place for characters; it always ends up in all the pictures! When you buy the Paw Patrol Swirl Party Décor package, there are six cut outs and six metallic swirls that come with it. (Read: no printing, no cutting!)
All you’re going to have to do is take your bamboo skewers and glue a few to the back of the the cut outs and swirls you choose. I picked one of the pups, some paw prints and two swirls.
After your glue is all set, arrange them on the table how you’d like to see them on the cake. Cut the skewers down so they will not be too long for the arrangement on the cake.
Place your skewers into the top of the cake when you’re done!
Frosting the Paw Patrol Cake
Gotcha! There is no frosting on your part involved. You’re just going use a few M&Ms. The Paw Patrol paw prints have three circles at the top and one large one at the bottom. All you’ve got to do is sort by color and press them into the side of the cake, making your paw prints all the way around the cake. If your cake is fresh, the frosting will still be soft enough to do this. Bonus: you will probably have LOTS of M&Ms left, so there will be plenty to wrap up for party favors after.
So to summarize: M&Ms on the cake, cut outs on the sticks, sticks in the cake. On the high end, it should take about 10 minutes for assembly. Keep this easy DIY in your pocket for your next puppy or Paw Patrol Party!