Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another Homemade Birthday Cake

I thought I would share with you another birthday cake I made. We celebrated my daughters first birthday this past weekend. Here are her cakes. The big cake is 2 9x13 cakes put together and the small round cake is one that I made in a Pyrex dish.

I cheated and used store bought cake mix that I stocked up on for $.77 a box. The frosting was a new buttercream recipe that I tried and it was delicious!!

Here is the recipe. You can find the original recipe here.

Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract *I used a little more, about 2 tsp
1-2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Mix sugar and butter with mixer till blended then on high for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and blend for another minute. Add more cream till you reach desired constistancy.

Here are my little baggies I used to decorate. They are just sandwich sized baggies and I cut a small hole in the corner.And here is my daughter enjoying her first birthday cake!


  1. Adorable! And how very very precious. Cakes look yummy!

  2. If you're not doing this as a home business; why not? My daughter spent a small fortune taking Wilton cake decorating classes and bought a bunch of tips and accessories. I think your cakes are so much more charming. The flowers look embroidered. So cool:) And to think you did it with baggies!

  3. So cute! My husband won't let me buy store bought cakes--says they aren't worth the cost. I am INTIMIDATED by making cakes i.e. I'm no cake artist. But I'm trying. This looks super cute...will have to try the frosting recipe too.

  4. very nice looking cakes, and very cute looking daughter!