Earlier today, I attended an event sponsored by YouCake Custom Cake Toppings at Moonsoup. It was great to see some of my local blogger friends with their cutie kids. The kids had a lot of fun playing music with the staff of MoonSoup and eating food from DinDins Food. (I had never heard of this NYC organic, all-natural toddler food delivery service before, but the food was both healthy and tasty.)
Food from DinDins
In any event, we had a jam-packed day, but at the end of the night, the “YouCake” event was Sean’s favorite part of the day. (Michael’s was “everything”.) I could write a lot about how great and economical YouCake cake toppers are, but I already said it on my “Tips on Planning a Child’s Birthday Party on a Budget” post.
*Cake: Disclosure: this was one area where my blogging connections came in handy. Here’s the story. I was writing down information about Michael’s party on my way to a Kung Fu Panda event last Monday and I noted that I wanted to do something special for his cake – maybe find a cool Wii-themed cake topper. While at the event, Nancy, a blogging friend mentioned that she was doing marketing for this new company, YouCake, that does cake toppers. She casually mentioned that if one of my kids had a birthday coming up that they would love for me to try their product. I said, “Well since you mentioned it, Michael has a birthday coming up this Sunday. Is that enough time?” It was! How cool is it that she brought it up? I offered to pay for the topper (it’s only $14.99 to $15.99), but she wouldn’t let me. She recommended that I buy a quarter sheet cake from Stop & Shop to place it on, which I did. My son loved the cake and the people at the party couldn’t believe that you could actually eat the image, but you could. Here’s the thing, detailed cakes like this one cost over a hundred dollars locally. The YouCake topper (which I will definitely buy in the future) would have been $16 tops. The Stop & Shop Cake was $17. Thirty-three dollars compared to hundreds of dollars for a personalized cake? Score!
The new thing that I saw (and tasted!) at the event was that the toppers also work really well on cupcakes and cookies – basically anything with frosting. (On a side note, Moonsoup is a really great party and play space for kids five and under. Back in August of 2007, several Mom in the City families had met up there for an event. Everyone had a great time back then also.)