"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, April 13, 2009

A layered cake for any occasion

For my daughter's birthday this year we celebrated it on Easter so this birthday cake has a Easter theme, but here is a basic idea for any birthday cake.
I use box cake mixes, this was a spice cake mix. Make as directed and pour half of the mix in one 8" round pan and the other half into another 8" round pan. Spray the pan well before pouring the mix in, you want it to come out easily.
I put the pans on a jelly roll pan before putting them in the oven. Makes it easier.

While the cakes cook(according to box instructions) you'll want to get your decorations ready for the cake. I decided to use Easter candy to decorate it and around our house Sixlets are a favorite. You can use any favorite candy for this really.

I took some cream cheese frosting (again store bought but you could use homemade) and I used food coloring and died it pink to use it for decorating the cake.

You then put the frosting into a zip lock baggie (my version of the expensive ones the professionals ones use) and I set aside until ready to decorate.

Once the cakes are finished cooking, you want to leave them in the pan for about 20 minutes. After that you can get them out of the pan. If they are still to hot, wait a bit longer before taking them out of the pans. This is my technique(if you really can call it that) of getting the cakes out of the pans. I use a plate first, than I put them on a cooling rack to completely cool before decorating.

Once cooled and ready to decorate, I cut off any rough edges on the cakes and round it up a bit.

Put a layer of frosting on the top of one cake, and lay the other cake on top.
This will be a layered cake. Frost the rest of the cake, all of it. Decorate with the candies and cut a small tip on the edge of the zip lock bag and pipe your frosting however you'd like. (sorry I needed both hands for this part and couldn't take pictures but it really is simple)

And this is how mine turned out. Not bad at all
and I am happy to say that it tasted as good as it looked!

Happy Cake making!!
I have made this same cake for Valentines day using devil foods cake, chocolate frosting and raspberry preserves as the filling. YUM!


Megan said...

That is SO cute! You have so many great ideas here. I've got to get my craft on now! I'm going to have to put my kids down for their naps now. :)

Rowberry Family said...

I love teh cake, you did an awesome job!-Roxanna

Aaron, Chandee and Courtney said...

I didn't know that ellie Turned two. Happy birthday from us and Courtney!

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