Dessert Dilemma- Top Five Birthday Desserts ((And Where to Get Them))

Over the years we have been to hundreds of parties all over Alberta and the Lower Mainland. Desserts are the one factor that every party had, no matter what the theme or age. But gone are the days of only choosing between vanilla or chocolate cake. Today’s parents have a wide range of possibilities when it come to their culinary dessert celebration. Here are some of the most popular desserts we have run across and the pros and cons of each we have seen.

The Birthday Cake

There is a reason why they call it the birthday cake. I can’t remember going to a single party as a child that didn’t have a cake. These desserts are classic for reason. You can get them in a wide range of flavours, however as it is one big cake you are stuck trying to decide what flavour is most popular amongst the widest range of children. From the parties we attend, chocolate seems to range supreme. However, we did run across a rainbow cake that was a HUGE hit. Cake designers, like our personal favourite Dreamagical Pattiserie, can create master pieces to fit any them. Sometimes they can look almost too good to eat!  They do take a bit of time to get ready for excited guests as you do have to slice up these magical creations, but the wait is always worth it.

Cotton Candy 

Cotton Candy has to be one of my favourite desserts. It instantly takes me back to warm sunny days at the fair. But cotton candy is not just for fairs anymore! The brains behind Soul Sugar Cotton Candy Co have been leading the way in this new rebranding of cotton candy. My favourite thing about cotton candy is that is can be given out in lieu of standard goodie bags. We are always fans of saving parents money and time, so combining dessert and goodie bags hits both those items. As an added bonus, Cotton Candy can also be made AT the party! Kristen of Soul Sugar is available to provide live spinning to add some extra excitement! Another huge plus to using Soul Sugar Cotton Candy Co is she can create a ton of different flavoured cotton candy! From Cherry Lemonade to Maple Bacon, she has flavours to tickle everyones tastebuds! However, you will miss the classic “blowing out the candles” tradition. You may still want to get a single cupcake for the birthday child to get their wish.


Cupcakes have really been hitting a stride lately. We are seeing more and more parents choose to go this route.  You still get the classic feel of a cake, but in a form that can quickly be delved out to the masses. Like traditional cake you have a wide variety of flavours and you can generally mix and match several flavours to allow picky eaters their choice of flavour. But be warned: when put in front of a cupcake we have seen many children opt to lick the frosting off and toss aside the bottom half. I feel like there are not as many design choices as cakes, but creative souls like Dreamagical Pattiserie are always up to the challenge of making fondant toppings to match your theme.


We aren’t talking about your normal boring Chips Ahoy variety. Cookies are becoming an art form these days. They seem to have less flavour options then the first two choices, but sugar cookies are a favourite among the masses.  All you need to do is take one look at our partners page and you can see that the creative options behind cookies are limitless. We’ve seen cookies in the shapes of our favourite characters, much like these ones from Dreamagical Pattiserie, or matching objects, like tiara’s and shoes. One of my personal favourites were a mini canvas cookie that had gel frosting that children could get wet and use to paint a black and white cookie! Who doesn’t love to play with their food? But one of the biggest pros to the cookie alternative is they can be used as goodie bags. No more filling bags with odds and ends from the dollar store, just give them some cookies instead! Much like cotton candy, this one is hard to stick a candle in as well though, so you may want a good back up plan for birthday wishes, like perhaps some fairy wishes from a favourite character!

Chocolate Pops

Who doesn’t like chocolate? If your child is like Anna or Elsa, Chocolate Pops are bound to be a hit! These treats can be molded to fit a variety of characters and can be coloured to match themes. We love seeing the creations that chocolate artisans like Shayla’s Sweet Treats can create! They are also very easy to eat and don’t leave kids with messy sticky hands.  You can serve these desserts after eating or save to send home as goodie bags! However, chocolate does only come in a very few variations and flavours. And much like some of the other treats on your list, can not hold candles. But chocolate is still always a kid favourite.




There are so many options to go for when it comes to desserts. These are the main ones we see, but there are many others. Thank you to our amazing partners listed above! Parents will be happy to know that each of these talented vendors do offer 10% off to clients who book their entertainment through Fairy Skye!

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Add Cotton Candy

Coming up with unique party favours can be difficult. Why not send your guests home with something as sweet as your little one? Soul Sugar creates the most delicious and unique hand spun Cotton Candy. She can work with you to create cotton candy that will match your taste and colour scheme. She can provide your tasty treat in tubs, bags or wow your guests by having her spin live at your venue! Please note that live spinning is based on date availability.


When you book your party with Fairy Skye, you can receive 10% off the cotton candy package of your choice!

Learn more about Soul Sugar Co here. 

Add Tutu

We know that on this special day, you want your daughter to look and feel like the princess she truly is. Your daughter will feel like a true princess in one of the custom tutus designed by Tiny Little Tutus! She can design you a beautiful gown to match any of our unique characters.  Plus she will top off the tutu with a magical matching headpiece.

Book a party with Fairy Skye and  receive $6.00 off your tutu!

Learn more about Tiny Little Tutus  HERE

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A Magical Tea Party

Party planning can be a huge undertaking. Finding food, beverages and decorations can take up valuable family time. That’s why we partnered with Little Tea Party Crew to provide your child with a High Tea that takes care or everything for you!

While we provide character entertainment, Little Tea Party Crew will provide set up of one of their exquisite tea sets, serving, refreshments, and clean up! Refreshments include  Juice (caffeine free tea available upon request), macaroons, baked sweets and baked goods with delicious local jams! Activities for this party include princess etiquette lessons, story time, fairy wishes and your choice of face paint, nail polish with art or eyeshadow with face crystal.


The cost for this all inclusive event is $550. Learn more about Little Tea Party Crew and peruse their collection HERE

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Add Dessert!

We know that finding the perfect cake or dessert for your party can be rough. That is why we paired up with one of the most talented dessert vendors in the Lower Mainland.  Dreamagical Patisserie is know for her magical designs. She can create cookies, cake pops and cakes to match any theme. She is a fan of fairy tales and truly captures the magic behind these stores in an edible form. Her creations will blow your guests away an truly add to the theme of your party.  But don’t just take our word for it. You can see some of her edible creations below!

Book a party with Fairy Skye and receive 10% off your treat order!

Learn more about Dreamagical Patisserie HERE

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Add Photography

At Fairy Skye, we believe in creating magical moments for you and your guests. We know that you want the best photographer to capture every magical moment of your special day. That is why we have paired with the talented Mimsical Photography to document these moments. Mimsical Photography is will known for her “fly on the wall” approach, which allows her to tell your story through pictures. With her help, every magical moment will be frozen in time for you to relive forever.

Get a peak at her artistic style below.

Add Mimsical Photography for an hour to any party! Please not that she is not available for parties on Sundays.

Learn more about Mimsical Photography HERE

Casting Call

We’re looking for people with a passion for storytelling, singing, and make believe to join our team!

We are always on the lookout for talented people who have beautiful hearts, great work ethic, and commitment to join our team!

Audition consist of an interview, story book reading, and vocal performance. Successful individuals will be required to try on gowns and submit background check prior to hiring.


  • Age 19+
  • Loves Children
  • Weekend Availability*
  • Valid drivers license/own transportation
  • Can Clear a Background Check
  • Background in music and theatre
  • Preference will be given to those with backgrounds/experience with youth

Click here to apply

*Pay per weekend is dependent on availability, talent ability, and client demand.

Once your application is submitted we will review it. We will contact successful applicants for audition times!

We look forward to your audition submission!

Amanda McCrimmon- Owner of Fairy Skye

Story Time with Mermaid Princess

Come and join our Mermaid Princess at Redwood Park on October 21 for a free story time! The Mermaid Princess will be sharing her favourite story, singing and more. We hope to see you there!

Giveaway- One lucky child will be going home with a medium size tutu of their own! The winner will be randomly selected from children receiving an upgraded autographed print of our Mermaid Princess. These prints (pictured above) can be pre-purchased for $10. Please email us at to purchase your print and be entered for a chance to win!

Find the event on Evensi and Facebook



High Tea with Little Tea Party Crew Rentals

Every event deserves to look & feel beautiful!  That’s why we partnered with Little Tea Party Crew to provide your child with a High Tea that will make them feel like true royalty!

While we provide character entertainment, Little Tea Party Crew will provide set up of one of their exquisite tea sets, serving, refreshments, and clean up! Refreshments include  Juice (caffeine free tea available upon request), macaroons, baked sweets and baked goods with delicious local jams!

Learn more about this all-inclusive package HERE

Learn more about Little Tea Party Crew and peruse their collection HERE



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