Kids’ parties are the perfect occasion to get the children involved in the kitchen, and these party treat ideas will not only get them excited about helping you, they will also make your party colorful and fun.
Rainbow ice cubes
Party means drinks, and drinks mean ice cubes, so why not add a little surprise colour in your guests’ water glasses?
You will need:
- 4x Ice cube trays
- 4x Glasses for mixing colours
- Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colouring (red, yellow, blue and green)
- Fill one of the glasses with water
- Add a drop of Chefmaster Liqua-Gel red food coloring and mix well
- If you would like a more intense colour, add more colouring one drop at a time
- Repeat the previous steps mixing each of the other colours in a different glass
- Fill each ice cube tray with the coloured water from one of the glasses
- Freeze overnight
Layered rice krispies slice
This non-bake treat is very easy to make. In this example we are using three layers of colours, however you can have as many layers and as many colours as you choose.
You will need:
- 6 cups white marshmallows
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 cups rice krispies
- Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colouring (orange, green, yellow)
- In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of marshmallows, stirring constantly
- Add Chefmaster Liqua-Gel orange food colouring, one drop at a time, until you reach the desired colour intensity
- Add 2 cups of rice krispies and take off the heat, then stir well until they are all well coated
- Place the coloured rice krispies at the bottom of a greased 20cm square cake tin and flatten evenly using a baking paper
- Repeat the above steps for the remaining two colours, then set aside
- Once the temperature has cooled down, cut into squares and place on a serving platter
The kids will love creating their favorite smiley or angry or confused face on a marshmallow, because let’s face it, no one is more of an expert in emoji language than the young ones.
You will need:
- A bag of marshmallows
- Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colouring (yellow)
- Food decorating pen (black)
- In a bowl, add some water and Chefmaster Liqua-Gel yellow food colouring one drop at a time, until you reach a strong yellow colour
- Dip one flat side of each marshmallow into the yellow water, and set aside to dry
- Using the food decorating pen, draw different emoji faces on the yellow side of each marshmallow
These cupcakes look gorgeous on any party table, and while they follow the same theme they will all be slightly different depending on how you decorate them. We chose the garden theme but you can choose to do something different such as a sports theme, by changing the frosting color and the sugar decoration accordingly.
You will need:
For the vanilla cupcakes (makes 12)
- 120g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g plain/all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 100ml milk
For the buttercream frosting
- 225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 300g icing sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk, as needed
- Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colouring (green)
For the decoration
- Garden-themed ready-made sugar decorations such as flowers, butterflies and ladybugs. You can find those in the baking section at the supermarket.
To bake the cupcakes
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12 cupcake tray with liners.
- Add the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy, then add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until the mixture is well combined.
- Mix all dry ingredients in separate bowl and stir, then add to the egg mixture.
- Add milk and continue to mix until well combined.
- Divide the batter equally between the cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes, or until an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool down.
To make the buttercream frostings
- Add butter and icing sugar into a bowl and beat together until smooth
- Add half a tbsp of milk and a drop of Chefmaster Liqua-Gel green food coloring. Mix well and then repeat until you reach the desired shade.
- Add more milk if needed, half a tbsp at a time, and mix until you reach a light and fluffy frosting mixture.
- Using a piping bag equipped with a grass nozzle, pipe frosting in short bursts repeatedly onto each cupcake until you cover it.
- Place sugar decorations on top.