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Birthday Party, The Cake

Oscar’s Birthday weekend was great fun. There are so many different elements to the weekend that I thought I’d break them into a few posts as each element is unique and special. This is my last “Baking” post for a long, long time. 😉

Some birthday cakes are fancy, and beautiful. Themed and stylized. But I think there is something perfect about a simple, classic birthday cake. My Mom makes the most delicious cakes from scratch, and one day, I will try to recreate her famous cakes, but for Oscar’s birthday his cake was courtesy of a Duncan Hines box. 🙂 I took a chocolate cake, and a vanilla cake and did layers. The icing, being SUPER easy is home made. Simply Icing sugar, Butter, Vanilla flavour and some water.



The icing isn’t perfectly put on, but that’s what happens when your baby gets scared of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and wants the cling to you as you ice the cake. It was a bit of a struggle but we did it in the end, together. The cake is 3 layers and topped off with sprinkles. I was going to put some circus toppers on it, but I just fell in love with the simplicity and stopped after the sprinkles. This may be common knowledge but if you want to know the trick to doing layers,  there is one simple step.

You need to slice that “hump” off the top of the cake off all of the inside layers. You want to make it as flat as possible, because if you start layering with the humps, your cake is going to wobble and potentially slide off one another when you ice.

Just do that with all of the “inside” pieces but leave the hump on the top one. 🙂

And there you have it. Our sweet classic cake, for our sweet little boy.

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