Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Sprinkle Bakes, and a Present for YOU!


One year seems to have flown by, and in another sense it feels as if I've been blogging about sweet confections for... well, forever!  One might say that it's easy to savor life when you measure your year in desserts.

I knew that the Sprinkle Bakes birthday cake could be no less than sprinkle encrusted.  It's even sprinkled on the inside!  For several years I've requested a Funfetti cake for my birthday, but now I've worked out a recipe for a scratch made version.  It is made with buttermilk, so it's extra moist and not overly sweet - but you couldn't tell from looking at it.  It's a visual sugar rush!

What would a birthday party be without gifts?  One lucky reader will receive a beautiful LeCreuset cast iron casserole.  Because I heart you.



 "A casserole made for special occasions or year round use. The perfect size for baking potatoes or soufflés. Enameled cast iron heats quickly and retains heat beautifully. Limited lifetime warranty."


* Can be used in the oven or on the stovetop

*Enameled cast iron efficiently conducts and  retains heat  

*Heavy, tight-fitting lid; knob on lid is ovenproof to 450 degrees F 

*Holds 2 quarts



Also, 12 of you will get a special baked treat delivered to your doorstep!  I wish I could tell you exactly what it is, but I will say that the recipe comes from my baking book that is due out next fall.  So, consider it a sneak peek at things to come!

(Contest entry form is at the bottom of this post.)

To keep the mood festive, I've made birthday hats for the guests.  They do not love this idea.


Have you seen these enormous gummy bears yet?  I laughed when I first saw them and said "Who on earth would buy that?!"...ahem.

And then I walked out of the store with one.  But hey, it makes a pretty cute cake topper!

Sprinkles inside and out!

Sprinkle Bakes' Sprinkle Cake         [click for printable recipe]
Serves 12-15

Sprinkle Cake:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles (I like the Marble Mix'ins variety found in the ice cream section)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease the bottom and sides of two 9" (or three 8") pans and line with parchment paper.  Grease parchment and set aside.

In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat all ingredients together except rainbow sprinkles.  Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally.   When thoroughly mixed, gently fold in rainbow sprinkles.  Stir only briefly, because the colors will begin to run quickly.

Pour batter evenly into pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool on wire racks.


Italian Buttercream Frosting:

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
4 large egg whites
6 sticks of softened butter (yes, 6 sticks!)
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the water.  Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil and cook until 240 degrees is reached on a candy thermometer.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until they are foamy.  While mixer is running, add the hot sugar syrup to the egg whites in a thin stream.  Temper the mixture slowly and carefully.

Switch whisk attachment for the paddle attachment, and add the softened butter, 1 tablespoon at a time.   Frost cooled cakes with buttercream.

Assembly:

A variety of nonpareils, sprinkles, quins, sugar confetti and anything else you want to throw at this cake.  Sprinkle to your heart's content!



THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
Contest Rules

To enter, you must be a follower or become a follower of Sprinkle Bakes. Leave your name and email address in the form below.  Also, leave a comment and tell me about your favorite birthday cake!  My favorite was a Mrs. PacMan cake that was made for my 9th Birthday.  I still love looking at pictures of that cake!

The deadline is October 6th and a winner will be chosen and announced October 7th.


A little fine print for this contest:

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.  Email addresses are kept confidential.  Winner will be selected by Sprinkle Bakes using Random.org. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.

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the10thjenerator said...

My favorite birthday cake was the cheesecake my mom made me for my 18th birthday. Better than all the other grocery store cakes I had as a kid! :) I love the gummi bear above. yummm!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday! Love the cake. My favorite is chocolate with toffee ice cream on the side:)

onetoughcupcake@gmail.com said...

the world's most awesome birthday cake was for my half birthday, since december is too cold for camping and i ALWAYS wanted a camping birthday party! orange cakes are spherical cupcakes baked inside hollowed out orange peels and cooked in campfire coals... mmm, the best!

Lee Ann said...

My favorite birthday cake one my Mother started making years ago. It's so simple. It's called Chocolate Sheet cake. My second favorite is Boston Cream Pie.

Jess said...

My mom made me a caterpillar cake out of cupcakes one year. It was such a hit, and so delicious!!!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I follow you already!

My favorite cake is red velvet. :)

Mrs. Puma said...

My Grandma lived in Florida while we lived in Oklahoma for my whole childhood, but she taught cake decorating for Michael's and when we'd visit in the summer she'd always make us a birthday cake. My ultimate favorite was out of the Wilton yearbook around 1997 and it was a big round pastel yellow cake with a big smiling face and these arms that stuck out of the sides. I wish I had a photo to share!

taylor said...

my favorite birthday cake was always a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. i looooove cream cheese frosting. plus, the cinnamon/spice/nutmeg flavoring reminded me of the holidays because my birthday is right after christmas. mmmm! it makes me happy just thinking about it! thanks for the contest & congrats on your first birthday!

rachel e. said...

My mom made a little mermaid cake for me when i was super little. loved it!

C&C Cakery said...

Ice cream cake. Always ice cream cake.

Kimber said...

My birthday cake every year is Red velvet with cream cheese icing...YUMMO!

Julie said...

I always got a character designed ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins as a kid and carried on this tradition till the last few years. Then I ceased to get a cake at all. I'm the only baker of my friends so I'll have to do it myself, but my favorite cake would be plain and simple like yours!

hana said...

My favorite cake is Korean cake with fresh cream and fruit.
I love the gummy bear topper btw! So cute~

sarah da spicemaster said...

My favorite birthday cake was on my 16th birthday- I was traveling in Turkey with my mom and we were out at a cute little outdoor restaurant in Istanbul. She told the owner that it was my birthday and he didn't have any cake but he called a friend at a local hotel and had a chocolate and raspberry cake sent over in a taxi. What a surprise to see it taken from the backseat of a cab to my table!

The Urban Baker said...

I am a follower, a fan, and an admirer! My favorite birthday cake was the Seven Layer Cake from Weby's bakery. My dad and I would go to Weby's every Sunday morning and we would buy a sliced onion bread, cookies of some sort and a slice of seven layer cake. On my birthday, my dad would get a whole cake and most years I ate most of it myself!! My love for sweets started at a very young age. I miss my dad. Yet, now - on my birthday- my husband gets me a seven layer cake. I enjoy sharing this tradition and this memory with my three boys - whom all have a significant sweet tooth!

srwall said...

As dorky as it is, I look forward to an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen every year. :) I also love my mom's angel food cake-- I wish I could make it as well as she does.

Heather said...

My favorite birthday cake was the ice cream cone shaped cake my mom made for my 5th birthday. She kept asking me what kind of cake I wanted and my response was "ice cream" every time so she got creative :)

ashley said...

My mom used to buy the wilton pans and decorate us the most fabulous cakes. My favorite was the minnie mouse. I'm gonna recreate it for my daughter.

Skinnie Piggie said...

My favorite birthday cake was the one my sister helped my mom bake when she was only 6yrs old, she kept saying "I bake it just for you."

Desiree Garcia said...

My favorite birthday cake was a Canon DSLR Camera shaped cake my best friend made me. It even had a photo of us on the back screen.

Domanique said...

my favorite cake is the ice cream cake i bought for myself last year.

eidolons said...

my favorite birthday cake was an egyptian chocolate cake i made for my oldest son's first birthday.

Quest said...

My favorite birthday cake was one I made for myself because my birthday is right before Christmas and everyone forgets it. I was 10 and made a sheet cake with a landscape of little ponies. My fingers were dyed green for three weeks afterwords!

Brooke said...

My favorite birthday cake is one I made for my daughter. It can be found at

http://brookecrismond.blogspot.com/2010/03/aubree-turns-2.html

Lauren said...

My favorite birthday cake = Carrot Cake from Termini Brothers.

care said...

My favorite birthday cake was a carebear shaped cake -- I don't know how old I was, but I still remember it and have pictures! Now for my birthday I love any decadently rich chocolate cake with lots and lots of ganache!

pinkbuttercream said...

My favorite birthday cake is from a local bakery where I grew up in Pittsburgh. It was a marble cake filled with chocolate buttercream, frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with all pink flowers (always all pink). So delicious and the only not from scratch cake I really crave!!

Cate said...

Happy birthday to my favorite baking blog! My favorite birthday cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

baking.serendipity said...

My favorite cake is funfetti with a homemade jelly filling. It's delicious!

Laura said...

In my family we always make a butter recipe bundt cake topped simply with powdered sugar. It isn't the most exciting or unique cake, but it is a tradition and a birthday to me is not the same without it! I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Happy birthday! My birthday is right before the 4th of July, so I always got ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins. Mmm!

Caroline said...

Any blackbottom cake my mom made me. Always a favorite!

HelloBillieJo said...

I was a truly stupid child. Every year I wished for an ice cream cake, and my mother told me our freezer wasn't cold enough to keep it frozen for the party.

So, with that, when I figured it out and bought myself my own ice cream cake for my birthday... it was the best cake ever.

Manasi said...

I loved this cake that my mom used to get from the local bakery. It was a white cake with this awesome fresh fruit filling, but the best part was that they wrote the happy birthday message on a piece of marzipan and whoever's birthday it was got to eat it! I liked it more than the cake I think!

lo said...

Happy Birthday!

My fave birthday cake (my birthday is next week hooray!) is an almond cake with raspberry and chocolate mousse filling and a chocolate ganache on top. I had it once in a cafe and I've been dreaming of it ever since!!

Alex M said...

I Lambchops cake! Always a winnner :)

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday SprinkleBakes!

I have received the same birthday cake for as long as I can remember: a chocolate turtle cake! So rich and yummy, yet not so pretty :).

Megan said...

Happy Birthday dear Sprinkle Bakes! Thank you for the wonderful year.
This cake is beautiful. My hubbys favorite cake if the Funfetti and he would LOVE this cake for his birthday on Sunday.
My favorite cake would have to be a pumpkin cake with a maple frosting. Anything pumpkin for this girl! In fact, my birthday is on the 8th, I might have to make one! Gotta recipe?

Persnickety Hall said...

My fave birthday cake was my 25th birthday one. Growing up i never celebrated birthdays (family religious reasons) and the night before my 25th birthday my hubby took me out to dinner. It turned out to be a surprise birthday dinner with our close friends, and he had brought in a special double chocolate cake for me. Was the sweetest thing ever!

Caitlin the lexicomane said...

My favourite birthday cake is pineapple upside-down cake!

Dani Leigh said...

my family has a tradition of big cookie cakes for our birthdays. the doubled up kind with frosting in the middle. sugar coma!

Lisa said...

Happy Blog Birthday Heather! I laughed when I saw the giant gummy bear.. I contemplated buying one, but the shipping would have cost more than the bear! It was lovely to see the video of you too, what a sweetie you are! :)

Sarah said...

Happy birthday! I almost died laughing when I saw your guests in their party hats... Lovely post as usual!

Mon said...

Well my little brother always got the best birthday cakes - don't think my mum bothered with us two older ones as much. My favourite cake is probably the one I made myself for my 30th! All my favourite flavours (3 tiers of carrot, lemon and chocolate) and so 80's inspired!

Sue said...

Heather, What a fitting birthday cake for you! It looks awesome:) LOVE your video too...So nice to see you and Biscuit come to life:) Happy Birthday to you and your blog...You have a phenomenal following after just one year!

The only birthday cake I remember was when I turned 12 and my mom put on a surprise slumber party for me, including a birthday cake from a bakery (I thought it was so cool to have a cake from a bakery, finally) with the whole Peanuts gang on it...Snoopy was my favorite! :)

MeeshOne.Love said...

i am a huge fan of ice cream cake...the vanilla kind with the chocolate crunchies in the middle. so good!

Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen said...

Happy birthday to SB! :) I love all your recipes and your photos are so gorgeous, I'm glad you found a year of success!

My favourite birthday cake was a homemade ice cream came my mom and I made a few years ago. It looked pretty horrendous, but was super tasty ;)

Shannon said...

I am a follower!! The cake is beautiful!! I remember my favorite cake being a very girly, pink ice cream cake my Mom got me when I was in the 2nd grade. Happy Birthday!!!

Colleen said...

a homemade ice cream cake made by my grandma!

Anonymous said...

Today was my birthday, actually. I made a triple chocolate mousse cake that was *amazing*

kmari03 said...

My favorite birthday cake was the cake that looked like a hamburger that my Godmother made me for my...7th birthday, I think? It was great!

Thanks for providing the contest. I'm a GoogleReader follower and first time commenter. I hope that you don't require Twitter to enter...I haven't made the leap yet. :)

kmari03 said...

Also, thanks for the recipe! I love the pictures, as always! :)

andreagroves said...

Happy Birthday, Sprinkle Bakes! I've only been following your blog for about a week, but I've searched around and I love it!

This birthday cake of yours is fabulous. Sprinkles, confetti, licorice, thin candle, and gummy bear - look so amazing! In all my years, I could never hope to make a birthday cake as beautiful as this one. Great job!

My favorite birthday cake memory was a watermelon cake I helped my mom make for my 5th birthday.

Nice hats. :)

JenTsoulogiannis said...

favorite birthday cake is a chocolate cake in a trifle with layers of chocolate cake toffee choc. pudding and whip cream man I want one now.love the cake

Not Just A Mommy! said...

You are in my Following blog roll but it didn't show me on your GFC Follow list? I've been stalking you forever though...ok, I digress!

Happy birthday! We weren't big party people growing up, hence my obsession with my kids' parties, however, I did throw myself a 33rd birthday party, Totally Awesome 80's and I ordered a cool Rubix Cube cake of chocolate and raspberry filling.

Dee said...

i actually cannot stand cake. for my bday, i used to always get a cake, no matter how many times i told my parents i hated it.

now that i am older i make tofu cheese cake or pumpkin pie (both non dairy as i am lactose-intolerant)

Dee said...

btw, my bday is on saturday, and i intend to make myself a sweet potato pie to switch it up a little :)

i LOOOOOOOOVe the looks of the cake on this post. i love the sparkly sprinkles. LOVE IT!

Snugglepot ant said...

My favourite birthday cake would have to be the year I asked my favourite cupcake shop to make me a giant vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting in fuschia pink all over! They put a fuschia and lime green polka-dot ribbon around it. Prettiness galore!

Erin Marie said...

Hi! My favorite birthday cake was the cake my husband made me for my 27th birthday (waaaaay long time ago...) - an ultimate chocolate cake, and he tore up the kitchen making it. I swear, every dish we owned was dirty, and I'm still not sure why. The cake was delish and he cleaned up the mess - so a happy day it was. :-)

Love your blog!

The Burggrafs said...

My mom bought me my first professionally baked cake when I was 8. I remember it because it had My Little Pony all over it. It was actually pretty plain but it smelled sooooo good. It is amazing what can be done now-a-days with cake. By the way, I love your blog! It is so colorful and happy... makes me want to bake more :) HAPPY B-DAY!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

First of all congratulations! And I adore that cake! It's so appropriate with the sprinkles and all. My favourite nirthday was one I made recently for my boyfriend's daughter's 11th birthday. It was a 2 layer brownie cake with whipped chocolate ganache frosting, a graham cracker crust and a toasted marshmallow topping. So yum!

Cat said...

Happy, happy, happy first birthday!!! You have done a wonderful job keeping lots of people licking their screens with your fabulous photos and your incredibly enticing recipes!! Visiting your blog has been like a trip into a candy store without the calories!!! Thank you for your wonderful eye, your gentle voice and your great ideas!! Cheers to you! Come on over and celebrate (if you are in Prague!)...we've got a bottle of Veuve Cliquot cooling in the fridge!! Take care, Cat (Oh!! Just had to tell you, I'm getting a puppie in a couple of days...my first dog...haha! I'm sure you have lots of advice on that!)

Lisa said...

I'm a follower and I filled out the form. My favorite birthday cake was a strawberry shortcake from an Asian bakery. It's so light and fluffy. I always request it every year.

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

I'm not sure what my favorite birthday cake has been, I think it was probably the chocolate ganache torte I made one year. Chocolate heaven!

anna said...

I LOVE your cake! So festive. The guests may not be enthused about their hats but they pull them off nicely. ;)

It's hard to choose a favorite birthday cake - some years there were Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream cakes and one year there was chocolate fondue with angel food cake & fruit. I guess I really just prefer birthday pies. Cherry or peach, with black raspberry ice cream! Preferably shared with whichever friend had accompanied me home from school that day (I lived just a couple minutes from school).

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday! Being a picky-puss, I always make my own b-day cakes. For the past two years, the craving has been for Black Forest cake. Piles of sweet cherries. . . whipped cream. . . deep, dark chocolate cake. . . don't know if I can wait another year for one of those!

IndyEMT said...

Favorite cake was always an icecream cake from Dairy Queen decorated with a rainbow!

Mary said...

since i usually make my own birthday cake, and always try a crazy new recipe that isn't always that great, my favorite birthday cakes are the ones i make for other people! the greatest one so far was the 4 ft. long crocodile cake i made for a friend's "down under" themed party. it was SO FUN to make.

cookies and cups said...

I am a follower from way back!
Favorite birthday cake might have to be mine from this year that was homemade by one of my best friends! When people take the time to think of you and make a cake that's the sweetest form of love :)

momma rae said...

sadly, i don't really remember any of my birthdays as a child. my fave cake back then was red velvet, though i really didn't care for cake. now it is flourless chocolate cake from a local decadent bakery. i demand one every year. ;) i heart that casserole dish!!! what a fantastically generous giveaway!

Kim said...

Because my bithday is in june, and strawberries appears in june in Quebec, my mom used to prepare me a big strawberry shortcake with angel cake. This is the cake that says birthday for me.

astheroshe said...

Pistachio! --box mix and jello pudding..my MOM made it every year :)

Jennifer said...

German chocolate cake with broiled coconut topping!

Brittany Havican said...

You are absolutely amazing with your cooking, and also with the photographs you take of your cooking! I put a post on my blog about your candy apples--
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

As far as cakes go, I really loved getting ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins.

Have a wonderful day!

Abbie said...

Cookie Monster cake, for sure. He even had the googly eyes.

Dunne' said...

Every year for my birthday, I always requested an angel food cake (it's my favorite) and every year my grandma would make one for me (sometimes with fun rainbow colors in it)! She always made this yummy cherry glaze to go on top and it was so, so good! Unfortunately I don't get them anymore now that we live hundreds of miles and states apart from each other! :::insert sad face:::

Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog said...

My favorite birthday cake ever was my 18th birthday cake. It was vanilla/vanilla and had a giant bear paw made out of caramel creams on top (one of my favorite candies).

Happy birthday to your blog!! This cake looks insanely colorful and delicious.

Ειρήνη said...

i love your cake!

Honey said...

for my 16th birthday all I wanted was those cherry topped cheesecake pies (can't really remember the name of them - the recipe was on the eaglebrand can). My mom made several and my girlfriends all sleptover in my garage...it was a fun time and great b'day cake/pie!!!

Darlin said...

Happy Birthday lovely Sprinkle Bakes! <3

My favorite birthday cake is any cake my mom has ever baked for me. :)

Sophie said...

My 21st birthday was last week and all I wanted was a red velvet cake with thick cream cheese frosting. can't go wrong with cream cheese frosting :)

Curried Cupcakes said...

My favorite birthday cake is one i did for my dad. I made a giant golden snitch cake for him, complete with hard candy wings,

jennifer said...

I think my all time favorite was the pistacio chocolate martha stewart wedding cake my mom decided we needed to make for my birthday. It took forever but was wonderful even as frozen left overs. (We ended up with 3-12 inch layer cakes, there was a lot of cake.)

Love your cake. It is so much fun!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! Happy Birthday Sprinkle bakes! May you enjoy lots of more birthday cakes, like this one, in the future!

squirrelbread said...

well a happy, happy birthday to you! that's some celebratory cake you have there! it might sound silly, but my favorite cake was always a simple chocolate bundt i'd request from my dad. he would let me help make it from scratch. sometimes we'd top it with thick, rich chocolate frosting, sometimes we'd dust it with powdered sugar, and sometimes we'd leave it plain. i think it was more baking it with him that was special to me.

cheers to you on your birthday,

*heather*

Amy said...

Cute giveaway!! :)

My fave bday cake is white cake with strawberry filling. :)

Susan said...

That "funfetti" cake is too cute. So colorful. I would have to say for me at 9 years old the "string cake" made a great hit. That's the cake ( I don't event remember the flavor) where you would tie little charms to strings that little hands could pull out of the cake after it was baked.Quite fun!

Sam said...

I love that sprinkle cake! I will have to make that someday - perhaps for my next birthday!

My mom used to make me cakes for my birthday - I distinctly remember one in the shape of a reindeer, and his nose and eyes were buckeyes.

Anymore, now, I make the cakes for myself and others. For my friend's birthday last year, since he likes the Big Lebowski, I made him two cakes in the shape of a bowling ball and pin. I made my mom a caramel macchiato cheesecake (my first) for her birthday this year. I can't really pick a favorite cake, but man... I try to be creative.

Priscilla Tsai said...

Your Sprinkles Cake is way TOO cute!!

My favorite birthday cake is a luscious almond cake, with raspberry jam and lemon curd sandwiched inside, and topped with vanilla bean buttercream.

Cphall32 said...

My favorite birthday cake was probably from my 5th or 6th birthday. It was a giraffe cake that my Mom had made. I remember it had a licorice tail and lifesavers for eyes. I found the battered paperback cookbook it came from last year after my Mom died, I kept it and hope to recreate that giraffe cake one day.

Angela said...

Yum -- a homemade ice cream cake with lots of carmel and moosetracks ice cream with whipped cream on top!

KT said...

my fav birthday cake as a kid was an ice cream cake with ballerina bunnies on the icing for my 3rd! so girly... these days i prefer cookie cakes

lauren haupt said...

Happy Birthday (blog)! Biscuit is adorable.
My favorite cake I didn't even eat. My husband went to a new boutique dessert and ice cream shop to buy me an adorable cake for my birthday to be eaten when we returned from a weekend getaway. Unbeknownst to him, he had bought an ice cream cake which he left in the fridge for 3 days. The beautiful cake had sunk and spread all over the box, but we laughed so hard and I still get to tease him about it.

Stephers said...

My favorite birthday cake was my Beauty and the Beast cake that I had for my 5th birthday. I was obsessed with all things Belle. .. and I'm 22 now, and I still kindof am. ;D

Ayesha97 said...

My parents made me this beautiful cake for my 12th birthday, was great until I went to cut into it and discovered that it was Styrofoam! I have pictures of me with a knife trying to cut into it and the top layer coming off! My friends and I had a great time licking the icing off, though ;)

Bria said...

My mom used to make me an angel food cake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles all over it, but my favorite part was that she would line up those frosted pink and white animal crackers with sprinkles around the bottom and decorate it to look like a carousel. Every time I see those cookies I think about the cakes she used to make me!

Francesca Marie said...

My favorite cake...period. is the great wall of chocolate from P.F Changs. There is nothing better. I can't come close to replicating it. Do you have any suggestions for a decadent chocolate cake?

Claire said...

My favorite cake is my mom's chocolate praline whipcream delight. (i just came up with that name, but the cake is a classic:)

Anonymous said...

My favorite cake was the German Chocolate Teddy Bear cake that my mom would make me. She used lots of round cake pans to create the entire teddy bear and the German Chocolate coconut frosting really gave the teddy bear's "fur" some delicious texture. Yummy!

Sara said...

My favorite birthday cake is one I made for a good friend a couple years ago - it was dark chocolate with a raspberry filling and chocolate ganache frosting!

mumbleon said...

My favorite was my 16th birthday cake when mom extraordinare took a Wilson superman pan and made into ELvis. Gold rimmed glasses sequined 70s collar cape and all

Carolyn said...

This year's cake was by far the best! I've always asked for lemon cake, and always gotten chocolate with vanilla frosting... I was away from home this year, so I wasn't expecting even that. Lo and behold, a good friend of mine ended up in the same area as me, and made me: a Lemon star cake! The buttery poundcake and lemon glaze, baked in stacked star shapes, made it up a steep mountain hike with us with no problem, and it was delicious! Thank god for good friends, huh?

Heather Ozee said...

Happy Birthday Sprinkle Bakes! Love Ya!

Emskyrooney said...

Happy Birthday!! Woo hoo! That sprinkle cake looks delish!!! Growing up our family's "classic" birthday cake was (hangs head in shame) a boxed mix yellow cake with chocolate frosting. It just doesn't feel like a birthday without it! My father-in-law always asks for special cakes for his birthday- last year I made pineapple upside down cake, the year before it was a Black Forest! Yum!

Kathleen said...

Since my birthday is October 9th I've been thinking of birthday cake a lot lately and have determined that my favorite cake is one I don't have to make myself :-) You know those wonky cakes that the 7 year old makes with the help of her Dad - those are my favorite

Heather said...

My favorite cake was always carrot cake. Even as a young child, it was what I always requested! We all had our birthday cake requests & sadly I've not had one in 4 years now since my Mom passed.

Your sprinkle cake looks fabulous & I totally need to find a reason, er, excuse to make that! Yummy!

supermom said...

My favorite bday cake was a Pizza Cake. It looked just like a pizza, even came in a pizza box. It was the cutest thing ever! :) Happy bday. Can't wait to see your book. Happy Bday!

Amanda said...

My favorite birthday cake was the one my roommate made for me last year: Tiramisu Cheesecake. Two favorite desserts all in one, because as everyone knows calories don't count when it's your birthday!

Rachel said...

My favorite birthday cake was when I turned six I woke up to a beautiful chocolate cake covered in white frosting with a rainbow on it with a solid white chocolate unicorn underneath it. I got to eat the whole unicorn myself too!

Amanda said...

Beautiful cake, love the gummy bear too! I'm a sucker for a classic almond vanilla cake from our favorite local bakery. It's to die for!

Becky C. said...

I have pictures of Barbie cakes my mom made for my twin sister and I's birthday when we were very small. She loved baking and decorating cakes, but she passed away when I was six. I love to bake cupcakes and feel closer to her when I do.

kelly said...

Happy Birthday!
Well, my mom is not much of a baker so we always got DQ ice cream cakes... I'm not complaining though, cause I love ice cream!
I did request an angel food cake with strawberries & whipped cream this year :)

makeupandpearls said...

happy birthday!!

my favorite birthday cake was my 25th birthday cake - a red velvet cake in the shape of a robin's egg blue tiffany's box.

lb said...

My favorite birthday cake so far is the red velvet one my husband made for me the first year we were married. He isn't the greatest in the kitchen, but he got an a+ in my book for effort. It wasn't the prettiest, but it sure and heck tasted great! I request red velvet every year now!

Rebecca Hartley said...

I think my favourite cake was a Minnie Mouse cake that my mother made for my fourth birthday. She made it with boxed mix, but it was absolutely adorable :)

Jen said...

My favorite birthday cake was a tres leches cake that my mom ordered from a Mexican bakery in town - I swear it was the heaviest cake I've ever seen it was soaked in so much milk. It was absolutely delicious though and such a treat since it was something different.

Pirate Capri said...

My favorite cake was a bunny-shaped carrot cake that I made for my boyfriend (we found a 70's bunny mold at a garage sale!) Lots of lemon and orange zest in the frosting...mmmm!

Nikki Susner said...

My favorite birthday cake was for my 20th birthday...I got a big old Hello Kitty ice cream cake from Dairy Queen :) Since I work for a grocery store as a cake decorator, I don't get many real cakes anymore...

Raelynn said...

My 3rd birthday with Tinker Bell...I LOVE Tink...I was her for halloween that year too!

Anna said...

First of all, Happy Birthday Sprinkle Bakes! That gummy bear is fantastic, I don't even like gummy bears (I know, I'm weird) but I want one. I bake all the time, but for my birthday I still want my mommy to make the sour cherry and sour cream house shaped cake. It's a family recipe that she made up years ago and it looks a bit like a gingerbread house, though it tastes nothing even remotely close to that and in August it's the perfect thing. I could probably eat the whole thing if my conscience allowed it.

jdb said...

I loved getting Ice Cream Cakes... cuz I love mixing Cake and Ice Cream together (my wife thinks Im a dork for it)... so when I get Ice Cream Cakes for my Bday....Im in Heaven!!!

Rebecca A. said...

My favorite birthday cake was shaped like a green iPod classic. It was for my sixteenth birthday and it had ricotta filling.

It was pretty much the best thing ever. :)

sallaboutme said...

One of my favorites recently was a small 2 cupcake "doggy" cake. Looked just like a lhasa apso. My mom got it for me so even though I'm all grown up, I still get cake. It was so cute, I *almost* couldn't bear to eat it!

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef said...

My favorite bday cake was chocolate with vanilla sea foam frosting. And it HAD to have the special animal decorations on it. It was a rule.

linz said...

I can't even remember what birthday it was, but it was recent - my mom ordered me a white chocolate cake from this bakery in Virginia, but they completely screwed up the writing on the cake (name spelled wrong, wrong age, etc.). The cake was fantastic, I just felt bad for my mom.

Bridget said...

My favorite birthday cake ever was a camping cake my mom made for my Camp Out birthday party when I was 10. It had a blue jello lake in the top layer, surrounded by laffy taffy tents and Teddy Grams all dressed up doing camping activities!

Pocheco said...

My favorite birthday cake ever was a cake my sister made me on my 28th birthday. I love to camp (like Bridget above!) and she made me a cake that looked like a campfire. It was chocolate frosting-covered pound cake "logs" on top of ashen charcoals that were made of brownie bites dipped in powdered sugar. She had cut flames out of orange Fruit Roll Ups for the fire. I loved it so, so much.

nicole said...

I just stumbled on your blog today!! Everything looks absolutely amazing!! And I love your pugs. I have a boston terrier thats like my kid! My favorite cake is anything made for me by my mother.

C Tanner Jensen said...

I always has Strawberry Shortcake for my birthday as a kid.It's still one of my all time favorites.
I can hardly wait for my nephew's birthday,so that I can make him this cake.He's going to love it!

Mr. Jackhonky said...

Yay! Happy birthday! I love the video and biscuit is ADORABLE!!! I think my favorite birthday cake was the cake my partner made for me. It wasn't anything spectacular in terms of flavor or decoration, but it WAS spectacular because he baked it for me! He NEVER bakes, and in fact, for awhile had what we affectionately termed KPA (kitchen panic anxiety) in which he always stressed out about making anything in the kitchen.

He's mostly over it, but the fact that he made me birthday cake at all was what was so memorable....

afish560 said...

My mom's best friend makes me my cake every year. The same cake, every year, and let me tell you, it's the best cake in the world.

It's an angelfood cake, with sweetened ricotta cheese layers. She covers it with whipped cream, then tops it with milk chocolate shavings from a local chocolatier.

I swear when I get married, I'll have this cake - It's the only thing I look forward to on my birthday, and definitely makes my birthday celebration complete!!!!

Ashley E said...

My favorite birthday cake is the Italian Cream Cake that my mother only makes for those very special occasions. She does such a good job! So light and fluffy!

tlow said...

My favorite birthday cake is my grandma's fresh strawberry cake with strawberry icing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

My favourite birthday cake is carvel cakes. I love ice cream, and they remind me of being a kid. I am so happy when my mom gets them for me for my birthday (and I'm now 35!).
*kisses* HH

Charity said...

My birthday is in April and my mom always talked about the Easter Bunny cake she made when I was 2 and my birthday fell on Easter. So, when my birthday fell on Easter again when I was an adult, she made the same cake. A round cake for the head with tall ears cut out from each side of another round cake, the leftover piece used as a bow tie. She used licorice strings for the whiskers and shredded coconut for the fur.

MommyBee said...

I really loved my son's star wars cake from last year. He still plays with the Darth Vader and Luke that came with it!

C said...

My memory isn't great so the most recent birthday cake is what I remember best. My bf knows I love Princess cake so he went to all the bakeries in the area that carry it and surprised me with samples to choose my own. Then on my birthday we got a whole one to share with friends, complete with those tall sparkling trick candles. =)

Whitni said...

I can never pick one, so for my 30th birthday, my friend got an assortment of cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. They were all delish.

Alice said...

My dad always used to make me angel food cakes with homemade frosting for my birthdays when I was younger. There was never anything as great as having a homemade fluffy angel food cake for my birthday from my dad. No store bought cake could do that.

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

Cookie Monster cake that my Mother made for me for my 3rd birthday...and yes, I totally remember and LOVED that blue cake!

Amy Lucille said...

My favorite birthday cakes are the kind that are homemade.

Katie said...

My mom used to make a chocolate cake, with banana pudding and banana slices as the filling, frosted with cool whip and topped with chocolate chips and maraschino cherries. It always ended up slumped to one side, so we all dubbed it "Mess Cake." We still make it for birthdays whenever we are all together.

linda said...

happy sprinkle birthday!
your site has been an inspiration & you are very creative…
my fav bday cake = vanilla cake with dark chocolate fudge icing…yum!
looking forward to the cookbook!!

JehanP said...

My favorite birthday cake was the cake I made for my 26th Birthday. It was 2 layers of chocolate cake with 1 layer of white cake and it had fudge filling and was in the shape of a LV Bag!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Happy Birthday! For my 7th or 8th birthday, I had the coolest strawberry shortcake cake my neighbor made. It was her dress, and she was sticking out the top. I am a follower!
cara@caradaniel.com

yumyuminthetum said...

Applesauce cake!

Ri said...

The birthday cake I remember most fondly was not actually a cake... it was a plateful of cakes! My mom painstakingly baked and glazed dozens of petit fours for my 10th birthday with 9 little girlfriends. The cakes were all made with almond batter and pink almond glaze. And they were delicious!

dorotheaspears964 said...

Coconut Cake!

Rt said...

My favorite birthday cake was a little mermaid themed cake when I was 7. It had all of the characters in toy form and was so detailed! Happy birthday!! my email is spinshroomiespin@yahoo.com

CherryLunar said...

My favorite cake that I had ever recieved for my birthday had to have been the Little Mermaid cake my mom baked for me when I was 3. That was probably one of the last cakes she baked for my birthday unfortunately.

Jennifurla said...

You are so generous, your cake - perfection and the pup more than that.

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! Those star sprinkles are amazing, as well as that big gummy bear! I've just recently found your blog and have been bookmarking things left and right, so many things I want to bake. :)
My favorite cake was a chocolate dulce cake, a layer of caramel in the center and chocolate frosting. so good.

Anonymous said...

My favorite birthday cake was not a cake at all, but a pie. One year I asked for a butterscotch meringue pie and my mom made it for me. Certainly not a traditional cake, but oh so good!

Ashlee said...

My favorite birthday cake was my Minnie Mouse cake when I was 3. I loved Minnie and LOVED the cake!

Anonymous said...

My fave birthday cake is deep dark chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting.

Anonymous said...

I have to say my favorite cake is my xmas yule log... just love the combination of Nutella cream cheese frosting and chocolate buttercream! Thanks for the giveaways - think its awesome of u! Happy baking!
LeeYong rolfmester@yahoo.com

Sunny S. said...

I'm not such a fan of *eating* cake, but I sure love making them for others. I've had a lot of fun (and funny) birthday cake stories over the years, but I think my favorite was the year I made a Key Lime Cheesecake for a friend's daughter during a weekend festival that we held on our property out in the country. I had just finished putting the birthday greetings on top and was turning to show the gaggle of folks gathered in the kitchen how it turned out when the whole thing fairly FLEW across the kitchen and splattered at the feet of my friend! We never quite figured out why it happened, but we renamed that recipe "Kamikaze Cheesecake," and the name stuck over the years. Never had another one take the final leap since, but it sure made for fun memories that weekend.

Oh, I replaced the cake with a carrot-pineapple-coconut cake, so the birthday girl didn't go without entirely. :)

Happy birthday!! Hope you never have kamikaze confections in YOUR kitchen!

melissa said...

I think my wedding cake will have to serve as my favorite birthday cake :)

Tara said...

My favorite birthday cake is from Deerfields Bakery in Illinois, a white cake with their buttercream frosting. It's the best frosting ever!

MagaliesGarden said...

Happy Birthday Sprinklebakes! My favorite birthday cake of all time is the first one I even remember. It was my 4th birthday and my Mom made me a cake that looked like a Panda's head using coconut for the white fur and crumbled Oreo cookies for the black. I will never forget the feeling of how special I was to have this amazing looking cake!

Samantha Long said...

I really liked when i had a cake that was delicious white cake with raspberry filling and whipped cream frosting, the cake had a edible picture of me as a baby. cute and delicious!

Lisa Berkery said...

My favorite birthday "cake" would have to be the Banana Split Cheesecake my husband made.

theregoesthecupcake said...

My favorite Birthday cake is good old Bacardis Rum Cake. I just love it and have been known to eat the entire thing myself.

Kelly

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

my favorite b-day cakes was one that my husband surpised me with on my 30th b-day. It was a yellow cake with a pudding type filling and lots of fresh berries, a whipped cream topping. loved it!

where can I find the little gold stars that you used for sprinkles on your cake? love them!

anthrogeek said...

My favorite birthday cake is grasshopper pie because I love all things cookie and mint!

Tricia Goss said...

Perhaps the only time my mom didn't make my b-day cake was my 10th birthday. It was 1978 and she had a "Grease" cake made for me. It had little plastic LPs on it, a little portrait of a greaser dude and "Grease is the word" written across the top. I recently reconnected with some elementary school friends (I moved cross-country in 7th grade) and one friend immediately talked about that cake! Best ever!

Tracie said...

My mom made me a cake that was decorated to look like a patchwork quilt. The cake was divided into about 16 squares and each one decorated to look quilted. I LOVED that cake!

Ashley Awad said...

For one, I am all about this blog for reaaal! :) Its just the cutest ever and you have inspired me to want to bake all.the.time. So my boyfriend thanks you for that ;) My favoirte cake is basically anything that consists of lots of chocolate. Happy birthday!!

Well Rehearsed said...

I have so many fun birthday cakes that my mom made for me growing up. Actually that's how we remember the birthdays.. by the cake. But probably one of my favorites was for my 6-year-old birthday: Strawberry Shortcake." Here's even a photo of it:
http://wellrehearsed.com/about.php

I LOVE your funfetti cake! It SCREAMS F-U-N!
Happy Birthday!

tryityoumightlikeit said...

My favorite birthday cake was from Ben & Jerry's and it had a brownie bottom, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ganache.
My kids love funfetti cakes. With a name like that who wouldn't but I hate buying the mixes. Thanks for sharing a gorgeous cake. The giant gummie bear makes me laugh.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Heather. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Anniversary! My favorite birthday cake was not even one that I had, but one that I had made for my friend MANY years ago in high school. Her birthday was around Valentine's Day, so I made a cake, cut it to be in a heart shape - it was white inside and out, with strawberry jam as the filling inside. I was so proud! So I can see how proud you just be after making one of your gorgeous creations. Oh, and congratulations on your book coming out next year!! If I don't win the LeCreuset, I will be even happier to win one of your goodies coming to my house! Again, Happy Anniversary.
Best regards,
Gloria
P.S. Your guest in the orange hat does not look like he is happy to be at the party! LOL!

Klee said...

Congrats! That cake looks amaaaazing. For my fourth birthday, my mom made this awesome bunny-shaped cake with coconut fur. I'm still in awe of the time she put into it just to please me. She rules.

Renuka said...

I love your cake, such beautiful photos too....I love red velvet cake, my fav....now if I could just make it without all the artificial color....

Anonymous said...

Ahh! Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is the baskin robbins mint chocolate chip roll cake! I know it's not homemade.. but so good!
Laura C.

Nicole said...

I love carrot cake! I love the little licorice candies on your cake! Did you cut regular sized ones, or are those special little ones?

Emily said...

My favorite birthday cake is the "Queen's Birthday Cake"--sour cream chocolate layers, with raspberry jam, fudge and buttercream frosting. Delish!

lauren said...

My favorite birthday cake has always been angel food with real whipped cream for frosting. My mom makes me one every year :) Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday Sprinkle Bakes!!

Teresa said...

Your birthday cake is gorgeous! My favorite cake is my mom's chocolate sheet cake. I dream about the frosting!
Teresa
TRigell at aol dot com

booksncooks said...

My favorite birthday cake was one that I copied from a restaurant and made for myself - an almond cake with raspberry layers and amaretto buttercream frosting. Yum.

Happy birthday!

Reemy DSouza said...

My favorite cake of all time is a pineapple cake I had for my 10th birthday. I love your website, its so colorful. Your pug looks adorable in the party hat. Make you sure you let him know!

Maressa said...

my favorite was a cabbage patch kid cake my mom made for me, it was awesome!!

Ellen said...

I'll always love the birthday cake I made myself for my 21st birthday- 5 layers, two tart yogurt, two blackberry, and one strawberry with this icing I made up- but my FAVORITE will always be the cake my dad made me for my 15th birthday. It was my first birthday living with him and without my mom, and it was a surprise! Even if it was a box cake (I am thinking it was), it was so so sweet of him and I treasure it.

Topher said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite birthday cake is a dense flourless chocolate cake with vanilla sauce.

Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Sweetapolita (Rosie) said...

Every birthday my mom bought me simple a heart-shaped vanilla cake with pink frosting and sprinkles. Even now as a cake designer, I'd take that as my birthday cake over any 5-tiered beauty any day!

andrea said...

hi there! awesome! my favorite birthday cake is one i recently made for my beau. see a photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erictuesday/4737367706/

it took all day but was worth it.
-andrea

allison said...

my favorite birthday cakes can be found in a little bakery in my hometown called dave's bakery. the cakes are so moist, and the frosting is that really light, fluffy stuff that forms a crust upon standing and probably contains more sugar than should be allowed. my tastes and preferences have become more refined as i've gotten older, but i will always love the sickeningly sweet birthday cakes from my childhood. :)

Hannah P. said...

My favorite birthday cake ever was a hot air balloon cake that my mom made me when I was little. It had a real balloon floating on top!

Martina's Moments said...

My favorite birthday cake was the one my daughters surprised me with in August for my 60th birthday. It was a decadent chocolate cake that melted in your (my!) mouth. YUMMY!

Sarah said...

I love my mom's jello cakes. You poke holes in the top and pour jello over a white cake. Then frost with whipped cream. So summery and good!

adelia said...

My fave cakes were the childhood strawberry ones my mom used to bake. So imperfect, yet so perfect at the same time!

Debe Leone said...

I have always love Coke & my favorite cake for my birthday was the Coca-Cola sheet cake. Yummy goodness, like a Texas Sheet Cake which is a total sugar high, bliss. Love your Confetti cake & Biscuit!

MerBella said...

My favorite memory of my birthday and the cake I enjoyed was on my 10th year on this planet. I spent it with my beloved 94 year old grandmother on her patio on a warm, summery day. She had a delicate lemon custard tart special ordered from the local French bakery. It was so special and the sweetest memory to date!!

Aisleen said...

My favorite birthday cake is the one I get every year, made by my mom! She bakes me a chocolate cake with lemon curd filling and whipped cream frosting. I love it! And I love those star sprinkles, I was looking into buying those but they're all sold out everywhere. So cute!

Amy L said...

Funny, I can't remember any of the store bought ones for my b-day, but I always loved my mom's homemade cakes. My top 2: Mississippi Mud, and Sour Cream Chocolate cake.

k. ogren said...

One of my most memorable birthday cakes was from my 5th birthday. Typically I was a pretty good kid, but for whatever reason, I transformed into a little devil at my 5th birthday party. My sweet aunt who was a baker/cake decorator at the time made me a superb giant bunny coconut cake. At the time, I didn't think it was so great and refused to eat it - to my mother's horror. Unfortunately, I have no idea how it tasted, but I have pictures of that beautiful cake. My aunt must have forgotten my outburst and later taught me how to make all of her amazing cakes, fillings, icings.

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

When I was younger, my mom would ask me every year for my birthday what cake I wanted her to make. Every year my response was the same.

Strawberry Shortcake! :)

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to Sprinkle Cakes & Hello to Biscuit! My favorite birthday cake was made by my Grandmother on my father's side. It was a made from scratch cherry cake with marshmallow frosting that my Grandmother baked in the coal stove where she did all her cooking until she died at the age of 101 back in 1985. That woman worked wonders with that stove. Thanks for such a great site & for helping to bring back the memories of that birthday cake and my Grandmother.

Emily said...

It's not technically a cake but when I was very young (like nursery school) we had to bring something in for everyone in the class on our birthday. There was a doughnut shop in my town that closed many years ago that made doughnuts on a stick dipped in chocolate candy coating. This was my absolute favorite thing to bring in for everyone on my birthday (and to eat) and I've never seen them for sale anywhere since.

lisa b. said...

There used to be a bakery (like Entenman's) in Chicago called that made a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and coconut all over it. My mom was a great baker, but I LOVED that cake!

***By the way, the winner should NOT be randomly chosen. My birthday was Sept 22 and it marked the end of 3 years of cancer treatment, surgery, and complications! I SOOOOOO deserve first prize!

amalia said...

My favorite birthday cake was the cake I asked my mom to make me every year since my 2nd birthday (at which time... I was so excited to eat it... I put my whole head into the cake!!). It was a chocolate layer cake with a chocolate buttercream......fabulous! I'm not sure why I wasn't already a follower...b/c I check your blog every day!!! Love it!

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