Sweet Cakes

sugar couture!

Another 4-year-old’s birthday party, another guitar-playing-balloon-animal-creating-fortune-telling-clown-meets-magician-who-also-cleans-up-after-the-bash. Insert yawn.

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Sugar Couture rolls into town. Forget what you think you know about birthday confections and let artist Penny Stankiewicz create a “cake story” for your little reveler. Inspired by three themes or objects your child loves (say, soccer, Star Wars, and pizza), she constructs one magically delicious design.

Pick from cake flavors like chocolate, peanut butter, carrot, or red velvet. Fillings run the gamut from buttercream to ganache.

Our favorite: the finger paint cake, which is a blank “canvas” for the birthday boy and his guests to decorate themselves.

There’s nothing vanilla about it.

Sugar Couture (917-992-4955 or sugar-couture.com).

this week in new york!

BAMkids Film Festival

What: See 43 films from around the globe, plus a puppet show and performances by Saffire and The Awkward Turtles.
Why: Magical movies await.
When: Sat. & Sun. Various times.
Where: BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., b/t Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St., Brooklyn. Tickets online at bam.org or 718-636-4100.

Gustafer Yellowgold

What: Park Slope Parents presents a concert by this colorful wizard of family music.
Why: Tune in for fun.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus. Tickets at 718-643-6510.

Babar the Little Elephant
New York Chamber Soloists set stories about the lovable pachyderm king to music.
Why: It’ll be a big time.
When: Sat., 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (212-570-3949). Tickets online at metmuseum.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Couture

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave
bt Ashland Pl & St Felix St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Bell House
149 7th St
bt Second & Third Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11215
1000 5th Ave
@ 82nd St
New York, NY 10028