Happy Birthday Kim!

 

I love having an occasion to bake for. The best occasion, of course, is for a birthday! My friend Kim’s birthday was the other day and since my first attempt at making a birthday cake was almost a failure, I knew that I needed to try again.

Kim requested a white cake with white buttercream frosting. Simple enough, right? I spent some time researching different recipes and different decorating techniques. I came up with two recipes that I thought would work well.

I started with the Best Birthday Cake recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen. I looked at a lot of recipes online, and decided that this would be the best white (yellow) make.

The two 9” round layers came out perfect. The first layer went on the cake stand:

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I then added The Best Buttercream from another favorite blog of mine, I Am Baker:

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Spread it out

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And added the second cake layer

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Crumb coat

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And time to decorate!

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My original plan was to cover the whole cake in roses. After I finished the top, I knew I’d never have enough buttercream to cover the sides as well. So I just got creative.

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I added some sugar crystals to the sides just to give it a little color.

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I was really happy with how the cake turned out. I thought it looked pretty good and tasted good as well.

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The trickiest part was trying to figure out how to get the cake to Kim’s house. Let’s just say that I drove very carefully!

Happy Birthday Kim!!!!

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3 responses to “Happy Birthday Kim!

  1. Looks amazing!
    I can’t believe you made those roses. You should lead us in a cake decorating class with the ladies. So fun!

  2. Helene

    The cake looks absolutely beautiful! You did a great job. And I’m sure it was delicious.

  3. diana

    Looked amazing in person and tasted delicious.

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