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Birthday Party Fruit Cake
May 25, 2011 | Home >In the News >Birthday Party Fruit Cake

Birthday Party Fruit Cake

fruit party cakeWho says cake has to have flour, fat, and sugar?  Not us! In fact, I made this cute and quick”fruit” cake moments before my kids walked in from school.  The first thing they wanted to do was take a bite out of it! In fact, the neighbor boy got really close to it and proclaimed how delicious he thought it was.

Of course all I had to do was use:

  • 2-4 pineapple rings (from a can)
  • watermelon cut into rings
  • small slice of banana (to hold the candle)
  • 1 candle
pineapple watermelon cake

Adorable, right?  I got the idea from Produce for Kids, who right now has a bunch of easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; all using produce of course!  These “Ideal Meals” are part of a new campaign to help kids eat healthy, as well as donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Between May and July, by purchasing produce at participating stores, a portion of your money will be donated to local children’s hospitals.

Other produce for kids recipes I like include:

…and tons of more delicious fruits and veggie ideas that your kids will love!

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written by
Amy Roskelley

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Thank you for sharing this site! I saw tons of great ideas. I particularly loved the Zesty Pasta Salad recipe and am going to make it to take in my cooler to a convention next weekend!

Rebekah says:

the guacamole tomato boats look so fun! my twins just love anything that they can help mash up and if it is green all the better!

Jana says:

Yum!! What a bunch of great ideas! I would try the veggie polenta pizza!!

gwen says:

great recipes! can’t wait to try the peach muffins & the tuna wraps 🙂

That cake is a super cute idea. Love it1

The turkey burgers and rainbow salad is my favorite dinner idea, or at least the first one I think I would try.

David says:

Sweet and Savory Poppers! My kids would love them

Ginny says:

Fruity Vanilla Oatmeal sounds Yum. And what is it about having fruit on a stick anyway? LOL Kids love it.

Tabitha says:

I want to try the A-B-C dip.

Jamie says:

smoothie pops. Everything is better on a stick, right?

Wendy says:

This is awesome! Not only do they supply with a healthy food item but then give you sides to put with it! Love it! I am always looking for a healthier option to PIZZA! (We would eat for every meal at my house.) So I would definately have to say the Pita Pizz-Ahhh!

Heidi says:

I love the idea of the guacamole tomato boats. We love avocados here!

I want to try that peach and tomato salsa!! I love to add salsa to my meals!

I am a big snacker. I can’t go more than 2 hrs without eating, so I have to be thoughtful about my snacks to ensure a healthy day of eating. I think that making smoothie pops would be a great summer treat! or dessert 🙂

Lindsay Haley says:

I am going to make pizz-ahhh this weekend when friends come for memorial day!!!!

Marcie says:

I’ve been meaning to try the turkey veggie “sushi” — it looks delicious.

Christina says:

The Southwest chicken wraps for the lunchbox faves look great.

Trisha says:

There are too many to choose from! I like the tangy grilled chicken or the easy cheesy tomato sandwich!

melissa says:

My daughter loves the pb rol ups for lunch,thankn for the tip!!

Evelyn says:

How exciting! I love find new recipes on-line. I think the tropical smoothie & breakfast pizza sounds awesome and it’s something I can tackle! TFS

Lisa says:

I want to try the PB fruit roll-up! Looks yummy!

Joanna says:

I think my boys would love their PB Fruit Roll-up

Emily says:

I like Creamy Chocolate Dippers. Looks super yumy!

Christy says:

The party cakes are such a cute idea! Also, Veggie Frittata and Raspberry Plum Yogurt Parfait sounds so yummy 🙂

Selvi says:

Grilled Veggie Panini looks yummy! Love your cake, i need to try that. Thnx!

susan says:

cant wait to try the Lemon Broccoli fettuccine..what a great resource!

Char says:

What a great collection of fun recipes. I would like to try the Nacho Same Ol Snack and the Tomato and Cheese sandwiches.

Karen says:

The apple pumpkin muffins sound great!

Kari says:

All of them look delicious. Thank you for sharing the site! Since my husband recently went deep sea fishing and we now have a bunch of fish chopped up in the freezer, I would have to say that the Orange Salsa Tilapia is one that we will definitely be trying! Mmm!

Dallas says:

Thanks for the new site! I am always looking for new recipes to try. I will definitely be trying the PB Fruit Roll Up. My son is on a PB&J kick and I want to change it up a bit.


Veronica says:

Thank you for sharing! I would first try Oven Baked Onion Rings & Chicken, since I like feeding my husband healthier versions of the “naughty” foods he likes.

Carla says:

I want to try the Lemon-Broccoli Fettucine, but sooooo many of the recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Cherith says:

The oatmeal pancakes and veggie frittata sound delicious!

Anne-Marie A says:

I want to give the Beany Cheese-tada. I think my daughter would really like that for lunch.

Miriam says:

Oh oh! I want to try the Breakfast Tacos and Tarts…but honestly there were SO MANY! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney says:

I think I might have to make the Sunshine Peach Muffins TODAY! soooo good!

Emily G says:

I want to try the sunshine peach muffins (yum!) and the baked onion rings!

Sarah says:

I fell in love with this site immediately! I am so glad you shared it with us! I think the tropical chicken with watermelon salad looks super interesting. We tend to get into meal ruts and eat the same things over and over. This looks like an awesome way to mix things up a bit!

Janalyn says:

Wow, lots of yummy recipes to try. I think I want to make the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine. Yum!

mary a. says:

The veggie polenta pizza looks incredible.
Thanks! Mary

Erin says:

The pancakes look so delicious!

Jaye says:

Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp – the whole family would love this!

Brandy C says:

I want to try the ABC dip and the breakfast pizz.

Viviannette says:

Grilled veggie panini looks yummy!

Karen says:

yummy…would love to try her tuna wrap recipe and also the peach & tomato salsa!

Shauna says:

I’m trying the Fruity Pitooty Smoothie!

Barbara says:

The Turkey Veggie Sushi looks good.

Nicole says:

I like the PB&J Roll-Up…always looking for ways to make PB&J more fun and this should do it. Also like being able to cut it into bite-sized portions which makes it easier to eat at school and on the run!

Missy says:

The “Fuel-up French Toast” and “Peach and Tomato Salsa” sound devine.

Emily says:

I’ve got to make that Pita Pizz-Ahhh! I just barely discovered pita bread and my kids have been begging me to buy it again. Now I have a great excuse. Great resource, Amy. Do you think Brian would mind if I served that pineapple ring cake for his birthday next week? 😉

Hilary Richards says:

Creamy Chocolate dippers sound like a delicious snack. Easy, too. I usually have all those ingredients in my house.

Lindsy says:

the sweet and savory poppers look delicious and so simple. even I could do that!

rebecca says:

mmmmm….i like the breakfast potatoes recipe because my daughter has to eat gluten free and that really puts a limit on power packed breakfasts without getting into a rut! these would be so tasty…and much fresher than the frozen kind:)

Tammy1409 says:

What a great website! I think we’d have to start with something really tempting like the Creamy Chocolate Dippers here!

Tabitha says:

would love to try the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine, looks yummy!

Carla says:

I am going to try the Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp – we do a similar meal with rice, but I would never have thought to try it with pasta and shrimp! Thanks!

Emily C. says:

What a cute cake. I think we’d love the smoothie pops as a healthy and delicious alternative to the colored, sugar popsicles all around.

patricia maloney says:

Tasty Tuna Wraps look yummy.

Cecilia Baker says:

Watermelon does not last long in our household, I would try the tropical chicken and watermelon salad, it sounds delicious!

Lisa says:

I’m excited to make the Smoothie Pops for my kids this summer! Great site.

sarah says:

I can’t wait to try the breakfast pizza! My kids aren’t that into plain eggs, so I am excited to try something new with them.

Whitney says:

I’m going to try the Tropical Smoothie, Breakfast Tacos, and Sassy Tuna Sandwich.

Vennesa says:

Either the breakfast tacos or the Fruit Pitootie Smoothies.

jessica edwards says:

turkey burgers look good

Charlene says:

Wow, looks like there are lots of yummy new recipe ideas to try. I’m going to try the Lemon Brocolli Fettucine tonight! I love that it has all of the nutritional information.

Sheena says:

Hi I just found your blog, I love it. I love the PFK website too. They are both saved to my favorites now. I want to try the oatmeal pancakes. I printed it out so we can have them tomorrow morning!

Kristin says:

That grilled veggie panini looks great!

Lisa says:

My favorite meal idea is the Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad. It looks simple, but still healthy and tasty.

Carol says:

I love the Teddy Bear Birthday Cake. My 2 year old would absolutely go crazy for that one! For me though… Apply Pumpkin Muffins sound delicious!!!

Shannon says:

Orange Salsa Tilapia
This just sounds scrumptious!

sheree says:

owww the Grilled Veggie Panini sounds so yummy! thanks for the site its so bookmarked!

Sara K says:

The smoothies and cereal mix or the cake you showed look great!

Kim D. says:

The Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp looks yummy!

Steph says:

yum id love to try the peach muffins

Becky says:

I’ll be trying the smoothie pops for sure!

Dana says:

i would like to try the tuna wraps and the turkey veggie sushi.

Tammy says:

The smoothie pops look scrumptious!!

Cathie says:

Oooh, the ABC dip looks great. I’m a sucker for anything with avocado. That’s how I picked my entrée at dinner tonight!

Liz says:

I’d like to try the apple pumpkin muffins!

Craig says:

The breakfast potatoes look good

Amanda Starr says:

So cute, will have to try that!
Smoothie Pops & Super Cereal Mix sounds like a great summer time snack after being at the pool, must try.

Jen P says:

The PB fruit roll up in Lunchbox favs sounds easy and delicious!

Chelsee says:

The tropical smoothie and breakfast pizza sounds delicious!

Emilee says:

The smoothie pops looked FANTASTIC!!

Tonya R. says:

There are a lot I would love to try. I really like the peanut butter dip and the oatmeal pancakes!!

Kimberly says:

$100 in free groceries!!! Whoop whoop!!!!

We’re trying the A-B-C dip under lunchbox faves tonight. Gotta love all of that fiber!!!

Lisa says:

They all looked great! I liked the oatmeal pancakes and the veggie fritatta. (Breakfast is my favorite!)

Lisa O. says:

My kids would go bonkers over the creamy chocolate dippers. Yummy!

Corn Warmerz says:

The Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp looks fresh and filling!
My next choice would be the Cheesy Tomato Sandwiches.
How could anyone, young or old, not crave these?! 🙂

Katie says:

Nacho Same Ol’ Snack sounds really good to me!

Megan says:

The fruity vanilla oatmeal sounds really yummy!

Amanda B. says:

What a fun site!! I love the turkey veggie “sushi” – so fricking adorable!! And now I am so hungry after looking at all the pictures…

Michelle says:

Your cake is so cute.
I wanna try the turkery burgers and rainbow salad. Such good ideas!!

wendy says:

love the turkey veggie sushi and the polenta pizza, can’t wait to try them

@lovinmomma8 says:

Im loving the tomato guacamole boats!

@lovinmomma8 says:

IM loving the cake idea cuz ds can’t have wheat..and so many more but this is quick and healthy substitute at times 🙂

Lori Z says:

Creamy chocolate dippers. What a great alternative to all those sugar laden fruit dips they sell!

Krista says:

I know my daughter would love the PB Fruit Rollups! Perfect for lunches or after school snacks.

Jen K. says:

I LOVE thier website! Great lunchbox ideas! I know my son will especially love the peanutbutter and fruit roll-up. Guess that’s what I will try first!

Anne says:

I like the recipe for the Tangy Grilled Chicken & Sheppard Salad

Teri says:

I like the PB rollups because I’m always looking for new lunch ideas!

Amy says:

Love this site! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try the guac tomato boats!

YUM! They all look good, but I really liked this one: Oven Baked Onion Rings & Chicken

Rachael says:

The grilled veggie panini looks great!

Kristyn says:

Oh my goodness, so many yummylicious ideas to choose from and try out!!! However, the Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp really caught my eye. Since my 2 1/2 year old enjoys shrimp, I’m sure he’d love this one, too 🙂

Kate says:

I would love to try those PB rollups. Lunchtime is always a hard challenge for us – dinner is always planned and goes smoothly, but I need quick and easy lunch ideas my kids will eat. I think these PB rollups are it, I may need to modify without PB for my 1 year old though…

Staci A says:

I love your healthy cake idea! It looks delish. I’d love to try the Creamy Chocolate Dippers too!

I would love to try to make the Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe! Both of my kids love chicken and veggies! What a great website!

Heather K.
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Sharon says:

Cool recipes! I like the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine. Thanks for the entry!

kolpin says:

i like the Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad, yum
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@nola727 says:

Thanks for the chance to win. I like the recipe for the Tangy Grilled Chicken & Sheppard Salad
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Kelley says:

Guacamole Tomato Boats looks yummy. I am a new fan of avocados.

amy says:

Wow! So many great dishes! I’m going to try the tuna wraps. We are big fans of wraps in our house! 🙂

The Veggie Polenta Pizza looks yummy!

Christa says:

I think the Fruity Pitootie Smoothie & Mozzarella Avocado Omelet combo would be a hit here. With a family of 8, every grocery dollar helps!

Bonnie P says:

I would like to try the Sausage Veggie Cassoulet

Darcy says:

The Sunshine Peach Muffins look yummy!

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