I’ve mentioned it before, I’m really not much of a birthday party fan or baker – but when it comes to my kids birthday celebrations, I go the extra mile. Though, I wish it was a little easier to plan celebrations. Here’s where Netflix comes in. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of parents wish there was an easier way to make birthdays feel special for their kids. Wish granted—no candles required. Netflix is granting parents the ultimate birthday gift with the launch of 15 Birthdays On-Demand featurettes. Starring the characters in your kids’ favorite shows—like Beat Bugs, Barbie and Pokemon— kids will feel like they’re singing just for them. And with the world’s most common birthday on September 16th (which is also my dear mother-in-law’s birthday), Netflix is giving parents the ultimate birthday hack when they need it most. You can celebrate Birthdays On-Demand with Netflix! Netflix Introduces Birthdays on Demand – Great Kids Birthday Hack!
So, Netflix sent us a little cake kit to make our own cake. Red Velvet to be exact. Now you don’t have to use Netflix branded cake mix or frosting, any kind will do if you want to make some cupcakes because you’re craving them now.
Since we’ve been dealing with my oldest kid’s Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, I’ve been a little wary of cakes. However, if we plan for him having cake, it’s totally doable! Because I knew the carb count for cupcakes (30 carbs for a small one without frosting and 60 carbs for small one with frosting), I opted to make cupcakes.
I pulled out my trusty Kitchen Aid and got to work.
They look good, right?
The finished product!
Titles include: DreamWorks All Hail King Julien, Barbie, Beat Bugs, DreamWorks Dinotrux, Las Leyendas, LEGO Friends, LEGO Ninjago, Luna Petunia, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, My Little Pony, Pokemon, Project Mc2, Skylanders Academy, DreamWorks Trollhunters and Word Party.
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My son was thrilled with his cupcake! Carb count for one little cupcake with frosting is 60 carbs (gulp!), but we planned for that.
Disclosure: I am a Netflix Stream Team Member. I am given product, certain opportunities, and I receive a free Netflix subscription in exchange for posting about Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.