Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sixlets Cake for a Blog Birthday, and a Giveaway!


One year ago I was baking up a scratch-made confetti cake for this blog's first birthday.  Not only was it fun to make - in a fling-sprinkles-everywhere kind of way - it was incredibly well received.  Many of you made your own version and sent me pictures of the happiest faces behind lit candles, which makes me more than a little teary as I type this. Words can't express how special those emails are.  They are a gift to me.

Here we are at year two!  I wanted this year's cake to be just as special and sprinkle-filled as the last, but I wasn't exactly sure how to go about doing that - until I discovered Sixlets.

Have you heard of Sixlets?  They're like sprinkles, only bigger, and instead of solid candy they are a mixture of chocolate and carob wrapped in a candy shell.  A little like M&M candies but different, round.  They are sold by the pound in solid colors, metallics and color assortments.  I'm tellin' you,  it's a sprinkle lover's dream come true!  I stacked them high to the tippy-top of this cake for ultimate sprinkle-coverage!


The inside of the cake holds a birthday-blue sprinkle swirl, just like my favorite birthday cake ice cream.

This recipe makes a lot of cake batter - about 14 cups, and you'll need a stand mixer to make it...


...so I'm giving one away!

Rules: To enter, kindly subscribe to Sprinkle Bakes, either via email or Google friend connect (right side-bar).  If you are already a subscriber, then you're good to go!  Just leave a comment telling me about the best birthday gift you have ever received.  It could even be a gift from yourself to yourself ( like my cotton candy machine), or it could be a gift that you really, really want and haven't gotten yet.
US. and Canadian residents are eligible. Contest ends October 7th.  Winner will be chosen by utilizing Random.org, a random number generator.

Again, to clarify:
1. Subscribe
2. Leave a comment about your best birthday gift.
That's it!


Contest is now closed, thanks for entering!


Here's a few more details about the cake. 
If you've been sticking around here for a while, then you know I love a good scratch-made cake, so you may be surprised to know that this cake is not completely scratch-made.  It's Rebecca Sutterby's famous White Almond Sour Cream cake (WASC, as it has come to be known) - and it's the absolute best cake for creating beautiful consistent color.  I knew my blue swirl would really stand out in this batter!  It's also a great choice for a pristine white wedding cake sans food coloring.  It is moist, delicious and feeds a crowd!



Edit:  Beautiful Sixlets cakes are showing up in my email and on my Facebook page!  Check out these gorgeous color combinations!!


Left to right: 
Orange, blue and white Sixlets cake by Amy Rasmussan Fontana.
Silver, blue and Lavender Sixlets cake by Chantell Lindner of This Lil Piece of Heaven.
Lime, blue and purple Sixlets cake by Rebecca Nebel.  Just, beautiful!!

And check out this Halloween version by Jacque Mclean of Major Cakes.




The Sprinkle Bakes Sixlets Cake
Cake portion adapted from Rebecca Sutterby's WASC                                               [click for printable version]

Cake:
2 boxes white cake mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
2 2/3 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp real vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
8 large egg whites 
½ tsp Wilton sky blue food coloring
¾ cup multicolored jimmies (the kind you find in the ice cream section of the grocery store will hold up well in the batter)
2 lbs. Sixlets candies
Various and sundry sprinkles of your choosing for the top of the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  2. Grease five 7-inch cake pans and line with parchment.  You may also choose to use four 9” cake pans.
  3. Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on a low speed for 2 minutes until smooth. 
  4. Remove 6 cups of batter and tint with the sky blue food coloring.  Add the multicolored jimmies to the blue batter and fold gently to combine. 
  5. Pour batter in pans, alternating blue and white batters.  Pull a knife or skewer through the batter to create a swirl.  Bake cakes for 40 -50 minutes, or until cake springs back when pressed in the middle.
Icing:
8 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
32 tbsp. (1 lb. or 4 US sticks) unsalted butter, cubed
2 tsp. clear vanilla extract

  1. Set a saucepan filled 1/3 full of water over medium high heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, sugar and salt in a heat-proof bowl.  Set over simmering water and whisk until mixture is hot and sugar has dissolved.
  3. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  4. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes, then increasing to medium-high until stiff peaks are formed.
  5. Continue beating at medium-high speed until mixture is fluffy and has cooled.
  6. Remove whisk attachment and replace with paddle attachment
  7. Decrease mixer speed and add butter, a little at a time, beating until well incorporated before the next addition.
  8. Add vanilla extract.
  9. Beat until icing is smooth.  Increase speed if icing is slow to firm.

Assembly
  1. Ice cakes and stack them, making sure the edges are as even as possible.  Apply an even coating of icing to the outside of the stacked cakes using an off-set spatula, filling any gaps and crevices.
  2. Starting at the bottom of the cake, gently push sixlets into the icing. Create a line of alternating colors (or use a solid color, your choice!)  To achieve the graduated swirl, use colors in the same order on the second line, but move the first color over one space to the right.  Continue this pattern all the way up the cake.  By the time you’re done, (about  1 hour 20 minutes) you’ll be in a hypnotic state from applying sixlets sprinkles.  This process is very meditative – enjoy the zen!
  3. Sprinkle the top of the cake with various and sundry.  Add a sparkler if you’re into pyrotechnics…which I certainly am!




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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, stunning! That cake is just mindblowingly beautiful.

Happy blog Anniversary and to many more!

Cheers,

Rosa

Carol said...

I get to go first! I've had 51 birthdays and a good many of them I don't really remember. But I remember this year's birthday. I took myself to a small town in Mexico and drank Margaritas. I went with my 18 year old so she could try surfing. She is spending a year finding herself and so far hasn't had much luck. We both needed to go far away and forget life's serious business for a week. I always wanted a pony or a horse for my birthday so on my actual birth day, my daughter insisted we go horseback riding on the beach and up the hill to the lookout. We went on these hot skinny horses and got eaten alive by mosquitos but it was memorable.

Jay said...

wow...Congrats on your blog b'day..Many more happy returns..!!
Cake looks divine..awesome preparation with inviting cliks..
love to participate in the giveaway..
Am your google follower for months from now..!
My best B day gift is the DSLR camera my hubby gifted me last year..:)
have a great day..
luv
Jay
Tasty Appetite

Divya Kudua said...

Subscribed+Like'd on Fb.

last year hubby got me a copy of Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My home to yours,that was a pleasant surprise!

Carol said...

oops I am no longer first :( Fast typists got there before me.

Texanerin said...

Oh wow. That cake is insane! I don't understand how people make such tall cakes so straight. It's amazing.

I'm a Google Reader subscriber. The best birthday present I ever got was for my last birthday. A pasta machine. It's fantastic. :)

Scrappy Jackie said...

Your beautiful cake looks amazing! Great job! What a great way to celebrate your blogaversary or anniversary. The best birthday present I ever got was finding out I was having twins for my 23rd! I was in shock and totally excited... Also scared! But they are now almost 15 and wonderful boys! Thanks for all of your sharing and inspiration in your blog! Jackie

Mon said...

I know I'm too far away to win this, but I'll comment anyway to say Happy Anniversary! As always the cake looks deliciously happy!!! xx Mon

1 Corinthians 10:31 said...

My best birthday gift was actually this year. I received news that I got my dream job as a PASTRY CHEF at the high end cake shop that I wanted to work at sooooo badly. :)

<3
Tiffany

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

This may be my dream cake! Absolutely GORGEOUS and bright and lovely. Happy one year! :)

Haniela said...

Happy Anniversary!
This cake is awesome. I love the fact that you made it tall too, I love tall cakes.

I'm a follower here and on FB

kim said...

Congratulations on a beautiful blog! What a great cake so fun and festive! My best birthday present was received 12 years ago when my husband proposed.

Marla said...

I've used so many of your recipes--beautiful cake! I've had too many birthdays to remember my best gift-but my most memorable was my 48th being on my honeymoon and driving the golf cart for my new hubby chasing alligators in Florida--fun!

cgalsweets said...

Best gift ever year is my cake, and this will be the cake this year.....so pretty:)

Rachel said...

Best b-day gift: A trip to London. But this mixer would make a perfect half birthday gift.

Jill P said...

Happy happy birthday!! This blog is a huge source of inspiration for me and I a huge fan. Wishing you many more years of sweet treats :)

My best birthday gift was when someone ELSE made me a cake since I usually do all the baking. Love the mixer!!

Abeer e said...

the best gift I have gotten is a painting by my dad signed to me for my 10th birthday, it is one of the scenes he is known for painting and it is cool knowing i actually own a painting:)

The narrator said...

When I turned 18 my mum bought me a turquoise and white vintage bicycle with a cane basket in which she packed a picnic from my favourite book (Mickey and Minnie's Picnic) and then we rode down to the beach in front of our house and ate it! (best birthday present ever!)

Kali said...

My best present was a HUGE bottle of Veuve Cliquot when I turned 21. It started my love affair with champagne!

I'm a Google Friend Connect subscriber!

Kristen said...

The best birthday gift I ever received was an elephant painting, as in, a picture painted by an elephant at the Nashville Zoo in Nashville, TN!

CMS said...

Love the cake! The best birthday gift I've ever received was the dollhouse my father made for me when I was 8! So awesome!

Anonymous said...

My best birthday gift was a laptop computer from my hubby so now I can go on sprinkle bakes any time I want :o)

Emily said...

I'm a google reader subscriber too. When I turned 7 my older sister gave me a Pound Puppy poodle doll for my birthday. I slept with her next to me almost every night for 22 years (until her place was usurped by my pregnancy pillow!), and still keep her next to my bed. She's needed a few repairs and restuffings over the years, but held up suprsingly well after so many years of being so well loved.

Pâtisserie Paris said...

I signed up via Google Friend Connect!

My favorite birthday gift was a necklace given to me by my husband. I wear it everyday!

What a great giveaway :) thanks!

Abby said...

Beautiful cake and blog! My best birthday present was my older brother surprising me with concert tickets to my absolute favorite band.

Murrayclan3 said...

MY DYSON!!

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots said...

The best birthday gift I ever got was having my birthday on my rehearsal dinner day...the day before I married the love of my life. I was a very happy girl. Thank you for the giveaway! And happy Blogiversary! :-)

Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips said...

favorite birthday gift......

I'd been eyeing a pink and white gold cupcake necklace from Tiffany and Co. My bf at the time knew it, and surprised me with it. I love wearing it when I bake. One day when I have my bakery it will be my perfect "everyday accessory".

lovemyspy said...

Beautiful Cake!!!

My best gift ever was a keychain of a Broadway show ticket that my parents gave me on my 16th birthday! Still use it to this day!!

Amanda said...

What a fun cake! My favorite birthday gift is my Nespresso machine!

SJ said...

Happy anniversary! What an amazing cake...I love it!

Best gift? hmmm..that's tough to choose. It'd be easier to say what I always wanted and never got -- When I was little I always told my parents I wanted a snow cone machine. I never got it...:( lol

Shelby(dot)Neuzil(@)gmail(dot)com

Rachel Y. said...

When I turned 15, my mom picked me up from figure skating lessons and instead of taking me home, she took me to Guitar Center to pick out my first guitar. I didn't have many friends at the time so that guitar became my best friend. When I turned 18, she did the same thing, but bought me the guitar I had been saving all my money for. I'm 22 and I still play these guitars ever day. :)

Mmm... is for Mommy said...

Happy Second Birthday! It was YOU who made my daughter's second birthday extra special since her Blue Velvet Cookie Monster cupcakes were based on your recipe :) My favorite birthday was the first one my little girl could run to me with a huge hug and a homemade card.

Heather

mmmisformommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Julia said...

Happy Bloganniversary! That's exciting :) My best birthday gift was my Nikon DSLR a couple years ago.

Renee said...

Wow that cake is beautiful!!!
My most favorite birthday gift has to be a ring I got from my husband. It's beautiful, and I had wanted it for a while! I guess he picked up on my hints because he surprised me with it on my birthday!!

Renee D

Sweet June said...

Congratulations for your B-Blog-Day!

My best birthday gift was from my boyfriend, he gave me a mini muffin maker because in my former flat I didn´t have an oven and I was really bored of not baking anything.

Greetings from Spain :)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I'm a reader subscriber. My best birthday present was when my family surprised me and came to visit.

That cake is amazing, happy blog birthday!!

Julie said...

Awesome cake!

Best birthday gift ever.. another year to celebrate with friends and family :)

Bunny said...

Love, love, love the cake!!!
My favorite birthday was when I turned 60. My daughter and her hubby were coming for dinner but my son drove 21/2 hours after work to go to dinner with us and then drove back!! Really special!!

JMcKie said...

That cake is AMAZING!!! My best birthday gift was the HUGE party my husband threw for me. :)

Brandy said...

My best birthday gift was the surprise party my friends through for me on my 23rd birthday! I had no idea and was totally shocked!

Jacquline said...

I am a subscriber... and the best birthday gift I have ever gotten was going skydiving on my 22nd birthday. It was truly unforgettable! Awesome giveaway!

E said...

First. I just gotta say that this cake reminds me of a pretty pretty princess party that my friend had in college. It is epic. Second, the best birthday gift I ever received was probably a toaster oven. I'm living in Korea and it wasn't until my birthday 2 months ago that I could bake! My world has improved tremendously!

Kim said...

The best gift I've ever had... I think it's my mini oven when I was 8. I was so trill to finally get to bake some mini cakes for my parents... I think that is was at this moment that I fell in live with baking!

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Heather, what a feat! All of those candies around the sides must have taken such a long time. Happy bloganniversary to you! You were one of the first blogs I started to follow last year and what a ride it has been! Best Birthday? Probably the year we travelled to Barcelona and the dates happen to fall on my birthday.

Megan said...

My best birthday gift was a picture of a calla lily from my husband. He knows how much the flowers symbolize and mean to me!

syx said...

woh, amazing cake! not sure about favorite bday present... but in HS my friends my friends elaborately decorated the gigantic cardboard box that my gift went into, and that was pretty awesome.
(i am already a subscriber)

Cassie Guerrera said...

My best birthday present was graduating college the day after my birthday! Four years of working hard to finally get my degree was the best present I could give myself!

Tamara said...

beautifiul colorful cake

jennifer said...

Yay, happy bloggiversary to you! The cake looks spectacular. I subscribe on bloglovin', hope that counts! It's difficult to choose a best birthday present, but I guess it would be a couple years ago: my lovely boyfriend gave me this bag full of chocolates and beautifully bound books and several slices of different cakes and sweet things he'd baked himself (he's a wonderful baker). It was overwhelming. No one had shown such care and generosity in giving me something before.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Angela said...

My favorite birthday gift was getting to see my fiancé for my 21st birthday - we were long-distance and he had a heavy work schedule, but he took an entire weekend off from his job in production just to spend that day with me. It meant the world to me, and no sort of material thing could have made me happier.
Side note: in love with this cake!!

Leah said...

I subscribed.
My best birthday gift? Cupcakes sent to me out of state from my sisters cupcake shoppe! It was a nice surprise and tasty too!!
being a military spouse... its hard to be away from family on special days. :(
LOVE this cake!! SO pretty!

T.A. Helton said...

This year my husband gave me a new camera...the Nikon d5000. I got it a tad early, about 2 months early. He told me that I needed time to learn how to use it because he was taking me to London with him, right before my actual birthday, on a business trip for 2 WEEKS! I love this camera and had originally named it Ashton Kutcher (he's the spokesman for the company)...but that was too long. I've settled on calling it Kelso because that's my favorite Ashton character. So me, my husband, and Kelso are all going to London for my birthday! How sweet is that?!

Lauren said...

Sixlets are the forgotten treat of the candy world and one of my personal all time favorite candies... Friends of mine always buy them for me when they see them in roadside gas stations, or on dusty counters. You could be the rise of the sixlet popularity again!!!!

Best birthday gift EVER! - A Handbuilt bicycle from my boyfriend (a framebuilder) with a heart cut out of one of the tubes and a custom cat face badge for the front (to combine my all time loves, biking and cats!) Now to put a basket on the front and fill it with snacks and flowers...

Sonya said...

My fav. birthday gift every year is spending time with my husband and my family. My husband was in the army so he missed a couple birthdays (and other holidays) so having him around makes it special.

Ashlee said...

That is an amazing cake! I wonder if I will ever be able to re-create something so beautiful.

That is funny that your favorite birthday present was a cotton candy maker. Mine was too! It was for my 12th birthday and I was SO excited. After using the machine I think my parents regretted it, sugar EVERYWHERE!

Laura said...

Happy Blog-Aversary! I have been reading since a little before your first Blog-Aversary and I can't believe it has been a whole year since then! The cake looks awesome and I especially love the blue swirl! I have to say that my absolute favorite thing about your blog is the beautiful pictures!

My favorite birthday present was a visit in college from my Mom & sister when I was having kind of a stressful month prior...it was so nice to see them have fun and relax!

Jen said...

my best birthday gift was a pair of earrings from my boyfriend (now husband) for my 25th birthday. i wear them almost everyday!

Jenn said...

Marvelous looking Sixlets cake! I will most definitely be making that soon, perhaps even for my own birthday in a few days! Congratulations on two beautiful years and for bringing the job of desserts to so many lives.

If I were to tell you about my favorite birthday presents, I would have to say at the top of my list would by my puppy, Guinness. One year ago, for my 25th birthday, we adopted him as a rescue from a puppy mill just as he turned 10 weeks old. He is our first "baby" and my first pet. I never realized I could love something so furry so much. He greets me at the door on my worst days, he snuggles with me every night, and he is my biggest fan in the kitchen. I will be looking forward to many more birthdays with my boys near my side.

Terrificcupcakes said...

The best birthday gift I've received was 10 years ago when my baby girl was born a few weeks after my birthday! My life has never been the same!

Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

i already subscribe :) and i have to say that the best birthday gift ever was the gift of feeling special that my hubby gave me yesterday. it was the best day!

Robin said...

The cake looks so amazing!

My favorite birthday present, is a tiny pair of earrings, that my son saved and bought all by himself!

Magda said...

Tartine bread book. I've got it from my boyfriend. I wanted it for a long time and always I found an excuse not to buy it.

ALittleMoreNatural said...

My best birthday gift was on my eighteenth birthday. My parents brought me over to quebec and we went to the casino, and East Side Mario's for dinner. It wasn't anything special, but seeing as every other person that age seems to go to Quebec to go clubbing with their friends, well I'd rather go out with my family!

Noelle said...

I am a new subscriber! My best b-day gift was knowing I was pregnant. 3 more weeks! :D

JODI said...

I just subscribed via my google reader. Happy blog birthday!! My best birthday present ever was last year and it wasn't the present, it was the cake! My hubby went out in a major snowstorm (my bday is in January) to get get the best cake ever from a local bakery. It's called a bump cake...it has several layers of vanilla cake layered with chocolate buttercream and has extra "bumps" of the buttercream on the top and then it's finished off with a chocolate ganache....heaven!!

eidolons said...

Subscribed! (though I've followed you with Blogger for quite a while)

My favorite birthday gift was.. a house! Okay, it wasn't a gift to me. But we got the keys very near my birthday. If that doesn't count, it would be the string lantern lights my husband (who doesn't do birthdays) bought me and hung in said new house for me to wake up to on my actual birthday.

Happy second blogiversary!

emmeroo15 said...

I DESPERATELY want a pair of real cowboy boots this year for my birthday! Mostly because I want to quit my job, get a farm and spend half of my day baking ALL of the delightful things you post on this blog... and quite frankly, riding horses and doing 'farm' things in Wal-Mart steel toes, not nearly adorable enough!
Happy Birthday Sprinkle Bakes!!

Natalie H said...

This is the first blog I've followed but I've Stumbled Upon it so many times I decided to subscribe. The first thing when I saw this cake was, "Good Lord that's big... I have to make it!" I love how the sixlets swirl around the cake. Anyways, my best birthday present was probably the charm bracelet I got in high school from my boyfriend at the time. I was only a freshman and he was my first boyfriend and he did such a good job picking out the perfect charms. Every time I look at it I'm reminded of my first love and since we remained friends after we broke up, it doesn't have any negative sentiments associated with it. Looking forward to drooling over more sweets that you post!

Clair said...

So. Beautiful.

Jade said...

My best birthday "gift" was actually a surprise party. I was feeling a little sullen that another birthday came and went without much excitement surrounding it. Then my parents took me out to dinner ... and my whole water polo team was there! It was lovely!

Christy said...

That cake looks so yummy!!! Honda have to try it!! I just signed up via email so I'm crossing my fingers that I win that mixer. I've always wanted one but as a single Mommy never had the extra money to spend on one...would be such a luxury!!! I have to say the best birthday gift I've ever received was about give years ago from my mom. She got me the sewing machine of my dreams!!! I've loved to see since I was in high school...except back then I didn't want anybody to know that I sewed...thought it was totally uncool!!:-) ...never knew it was going to be so trendy. Anyway my sewing machine had seen better days and my momma totally surprised me with a new one!!! I still cherish it and user it constantly!!! Congratulations on your blog!!! I have it bookmarked on my phone and read it all the time!!!!

Graceful Sweets Home Made Treats said...

Happy birthday to you!!! I don't know that I've had a super memorable birthday but I have always wished someone would throw a surprise party for me. I seem to be the one planning my party and not for nothing, that kinda takes the fun out of it. It's not so much a gift that would make a birthday memorable, it'd be the people and an experience that would stick with me.

Kristin said...

The best birthday gift I ever received was soap that looked like bacteria in a petrie dish. I know it sounds kind of weird, but I love "fancy" soaps and my friend is a microbiologist. So, she combined her love of science and my love of soaps to create a really fun and unique birthday gift.

Joy said...

Happy Blog Birthday! My favorite birthday presents always revolve around travel. A few years ago my two married daughters gifted me with a long weekend in Naples, FL at the Ritz Carleton. Our all-girl weekend was fabulous!

I hope I win this beautiful mixer. I'm still using a hand-held one I received as a wedding present 39 years ago!

Have a great day,
Joy

im1blessedmom said...

Wow...so festive! I love it! The best birthday gift I have received was my daughter! Born VERY close to my birthday 12 years ago. Took me 9 long years to conceive her so you can imagine just how much joy she brought to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Estee said...

I'm a follower.
My best gift was a dutch oven my husband got me for my birthday. I love it so much!

Little Reds Momma said...

Absolutely fabulous cake, the recipes sound super good too! Definitely need to try this on one of my next birthday celebrations! Let's see, the best gift I've ever gotten so far is between two things. I got a sewing machine for my birthday and two weeks later, was my wedding anniversay, I got a sergIng machine. I'm in love with my machines. And the other would be a vIntage turquoise ring from the 1920s my husband gave me as a mothers day present. Love that ring to pieces that I wear it almost everyday.

The Eppard Family said...

My best birthday gift was a cake made by little girl last year when she was 2. :)

Christi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this cake! I've pinned it to my Pinterest board to try sometime!

In answer to your question (and to enter the drawing!) I honestly can't remember my best birthday gift! But I would LOVE to have a day at the spa complete with massage, facial, nails, etc... THAT (with the babysitter to watch the kids!) would be the BEST birthday gift (for one tired momma...)

Jenn said...

This cake looks fabulous and so very extravagent! WOWSA!! ::insert googly big eyed smiley here:: ;)

My favorite birthday present?! Getting to celebrate every birthday for the last 14 years (and for all the rest of my days) with my fantastic hubby! :) Hubby and I are 14mins shy of being EXACTLY (to the minute) 5 years apart.... our birthdays are August 23rd :)

I have to post about my 2nd favorite birthday present - when I turned 30, my dear friend and her family came up from NC, just to hang out and go do fun things, etc. Well, our families when to a museum and we planned to go shopping while the guys took the kidlets home. Well, unbeknownst to me, they had this huge party planned so when my friend and I got back from shopping and lunch (after our long day at the museum, LOL) I had a HOUSE FULL of people and it was decorated and everything! My family made my 30th birthday VERY SPECIAL! :)

Brittany A said...

What a fun cake! You have the cutest and most whimsical cakes - love them!

The best birthday present I ever received was a cake from my mom when I turned 10. We had seen a gorgeous basket-weave cake with real edible sugar flowers in the Martha Stewart magazine several months before. My mom remembered how much I had liked it, and made the cake for me. Even though it rained on my party at the park, I was glowing with happiness over that cake. That's one of my favorite memories of my mom.

Carla said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Beautiful and fun cake too. I'm kinda sad that I can't think of the best bday gift, esp after reading the other comments. Um...my dad took me to Nashville and Memphis, but that was more of a college graduation gift that happened to be around my bday lol

Also subscribed!

Adriel said...

My favorite birthday gift was a beautiful car for my 16th birthday. My grandmother gave me her 1995 buick riviera, barely driven. I still have it and still love it.

LOVE this cake. So beautiful.

Adrian said...

I've followed you on Facebook for about a year and absolutely love your blog! This cake looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!

My best birthday was probably my 17th which was actually only a couple years ago! Somehow the days worked out so that I graduated from high school on my birthday. Not only was it thrilling and exciting to graduate high school, but it was so nice to see all of my extended family and friends together. Also I got double presents which was pretty sweet :)

Lutie said...

Best birthday gift is the one I am getting ready to receive...I am celebrating my birthday with my church having everyone from the community/church come together for a night of fabulous music/espresso/cake with local artists...what is so cool is instead of the normal $5.00 cover charge, attendees have to bring cans of food for our food ministry pantry to feed our neighbors who are struggling to feed their families. I am providing the cake(s)to sweeten the night, and using my designated birthday as the 'draw'...ability to help others is the greatest gift one can give/receive.

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Happy second birthday! So happy for you. My all time favorite gift would have to be the birth of my son! Maybe a little early he's the 17th and I'm the 24th (lol, hubby is the 18th) but I've always considered him my best gift :-)

MichelleK said...

absolutely LOVE that sixlets cake :) and happy birthday to the blog! how fun!
my birthday is June 9, and that happened to be the last day of school for my entire elementary, jr high, and most of high school career. So i would have to say those were the best!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! LOVE this cake. Seriously, so playful and celebratory!! To answer your question, the best birthday gift (and most memorable) I have ever received would have to be my trip to California a couple of years ago to see my brand new baby cousin. She is my only cousin and is so precious. That was definitely the best.

Michelle Smith said...

Awesome prize! Congrats on your blog-a-versary! I have lots of memories of special gifts but I can't choose just one... my hubby always picks out the nicest stuff!

mealswithmichelle.com

alison said...

Wow! What a fun cake!!! The best birthday gift I ever received was my cupcake/cake carrier by Progressive. I use it all the time and it's so dependable!

Kylie said...

Best birthday present was a trip to New York City with my four best friends for my 17th birthday. It happened this past summer and I will never forget that trip!!

Lili said...

You just blow my mind Heather. The mile high cake, the stunning sprinkles and inside swirls and then even a sparkler!! One of my best birthday presents was an artisan mixer a few years back (so this lucky gal is excluding herself from this drawing). Congrats on your 2 year milestone, each post has been a treasure for us! xoxo ~Lili

Anonymous said...

I signed up! My favourite present was a surprise backpacking "cheesecake" meal that my husband snuck along on our weeklong backpacking trip. It was amazing to sit next to the ocean blowing out the matches that he stuck into my "slice" (really more pudding-like).

Lee Ann said...

The best birthday gift are the memories -- I have wonderful memories of some awesome birthday parties my mother did for us. My birthday is actually coming up and due to circumstances of life, I'll be celebrating alone. However, I've decided I'm going to the shore for that day -- just praying for excellent weather! :-)

asawyer said...

I was trying to think of my best birthday present ever, and maybe it's just too early in the morning, but nothing was standing out in my memory as super awesome in a write-about-it kind of way. However, the best birthday present I've ever given was last year, to my husband. We were trying to get pregnant, and the time I was going to be able to find out was right around his birthday. I'd been getting up at 5am to do those pee-stick pregnancy tests in secret for a week (and sneaking out to hide the tests in the garbage each morning), and finally on the DAY of his birthday I got a positive! (I had spent over a hundred dollars on pregnancy and ovulation tests already, because I'm neurotic like that). Anyways, he loves to see hats on babies, and he crochets, so I had bought him a book of baby hats a month or so ahead of time. On the inside of the cover I printed out a photo of the positive pregnancy test. I couldn't wait to give it to him, so I woke him up at 6am to unwrap the present. It took him a couple of minutes to figure out what was going on- he thought the photo of the pregnancy test was part of the book, and when he finally "got it" we had a big ole' jumping-on-the-bed-and crying party. Our little girl Olive just turned 9 months old two days ago :) I think he'd agree that she was the best birthday present ever!

Joni said...

My best birthday gift was a book and some lotion. Doesnt sound like much, but it was the first time my 7 year old (at the time) daughter had my mom pick her up and take her to the store and shop with her own money and get me what she thought would be great for my birthday. The funny part...she bought me Bossypants by Tina Fey! :)

I'm just a girl... said...

My best past birthday present was a surprise concert to see Sugar Ray.

However this would make my best new birthday present, because I have been wanting one for years and can not afford one! My birthday is in a month in a half! Make my birthday wish come true please!!!

Carrie said...

Wow, thanks for the awesome giveaway - the best birthday gift (sorry, not food related) was my mini dachshund Oscar!

macus! said...

Amazing!!!!

I'm just a girl... said...

BTW- I did sign up to follow you on google friend- even though I already check your site everyday because I have you on RSS feed. I loved the Poe cake- total Halloween beauty.

Jillie said...

My favorite birthday gift was my real Coach purse. Id wanted one since I was 15 and last year I got it from my wonderful HUBBALICIOUS! He is the best! Its the most beautiful purse Ive ever had too!
Love your blog and I love sixlets! I used to eat those first when I got them trick or treating. Gorgeous fun cake!

Ang said...

The best gift I ever got..I gave to myself for my 21st bday. I don't do much with my hair so I spent a little extra and got a slight makeover haircut. Super cute cut and some highlights. Made myself prettier for awhile.

Karen said...

My favorite birthday present was a Kindle e-reader....love it...cookbooks on the go! I love the ability to download a book within seconds from anywhere on the road. My hubby surprised me with it a few years ago and I still adore it... and him!!

Anonymous said...

My best birthday gift ever was that my first child was born on my birthday. And three years later my second son was born five days before our birthday!! Love my children.

bsweetdreaming said...

My favorite birthday present was a surprise visit from my boyfriend--he flew across the country to be there on my birthday!

Manding. said...

omg this is a dream cake. happy blogiversary !
ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

Buffie said...

That cake looks amazing.
The best birthday gift I have received so far is an engagement ring from my hubby. Obviously he wasn't my hubby then though :-)

Catherine Pham said...

I want a cake just like that. It is so cute! My favorite bday present every was my Canon 50D from my boyfriend.

Pigscuit said...

I love the cake!! And I really want to have a Kitchen Aid, but I'm from Spain :-( (I can pay the delivery,hahaha). My best present was given by a friend. When I was a kid I always wanted to dress as a princess, but my mom never bought me a costume for Carnival. My other dream was traveling around the States with a pink Cadillac. My friend came with a pink car (it was her car with some scrap paper on it, but it was fun) and a princess dress and we took a trip around Barcelona.

Amy H. said...

Happy Birthday! Dang, that is a CAKE! :-)

A Kitchen Aid mixer would be a really nice gift. One of my favorite birthday memories is my husband and son making me a birthday cake. It was a hot mess (LOL), but they were proud of it. :-)

(I am an email subscriber and FB fan)

poprika said...

That cake is so bright and fabulous. If I had the time I'd go and make it right now!

Anyway, my favourite birthday present was my 19th birthday present from my best friend. She took me out to one of my favourite restaurants and paid for everything! Then she did an intro to one of the busiest bars in the city. What a great night.

Cortney said...

My favorite bday present...probably a spa day to myself! Raising two boys and a stay-at-home mom those times out relaxing are few and far between!

Sarah said...

My favorite birthday present was for my 7th birthday. My grandparents lived half-way across the country, and while we saw them every Christmas, I never got to spend my birthday with them. A fact that was made more difficult by the fact that my older sister always got to celebrate her birthday with them as her birthday was in early January. However, on my 7th birthday, after the grand pleasure of being able to wear a pretty dress to school for class pictures (we normally had to wear uniforms) I arrived home to the wonderful surprise of my grandparents sitting on the couch in my living room. They had come just for me and my birthday, and I was beyond ecstatic.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday! The best birthday gift ever is my first laptop computer, I got it around 7 years ago and I still love my Mac (even though I am on my second one now...)
I would be so lonely without my Blogging friends!
xoxo

...Noêmia! said...

Hello, Heather!

Today is my birthday! This would be a perfect cake to celebrate!
Beautiful!

Mary said...

Happy birthday to the blog that actually inspired me to start baking! :)
The best birthday present I've ever receieve would have to be... my best friend flying all the way across the country to see me. We had so much fun, as we hadn't seen each other in ages. Later that year, my friend passed away so I was really grateful for that gift.

melissa said...

Definitely the one birthday where I got to spend the entire day with my best friend doing all of the things we love!

Marley said...

My best birthday gift was a bike when I was a kid! It was my first big-kid bike with big mountain-bike tires and lots of gears. I was never more excited about a gift than that!

Anonymous said...

Subscribed!
I guess it would be a watch my hubs gave me. It is pretty and I use it all day long!

Argonautilus said...

My best birthday present was probably my 18 inch, singing Freddie Mercury action figure. Definitely one of my coolest possessions.

Debbie H. said...

My best birthday gift was a trip to Europe! debbmarie@me.com

Keena said...

My best birthday was probably my 40th. My mom had planned a surprise party but she had to tell me about it to get me there. We live 3 1/2 hours away and I never go home for my birthday. We had a great time with lots of food and cake and oh the wild stories that were told. It was a blast. jkdixon@ritternet.com

Juliet Grace said...

Yeah! I am so happy to have found your blog this morning! My 4 year old just walked in to see the pic of your birthday cake and shouted: "YUM!" I just subscribed via Google reader. And my favorite birthday gift has to have been a hammock! It was a stressful year and my hubby knew I needed a spot to relax!

Tina C. said...

I'm a subscriber!! My favorite B-day gift was a handwritten letter from my 6 yr. old saying he loves me more than the cupcakes I bake...so sweet!
tcampbell04@frontier.com

Dawn-Rae said...

How about a gift I really, really want... an iPad just because :) My kids get all the latest and greatest things, now its my turn!

Lindsay Keller said...

My best birthday gift was a shopping spree from my boyfriend! What's better than picking out everything you want yourself? busygirl2588@yahoo.com

OLGA LOPEZ said...

Wow this cake is Pretty nice and very colorfull.
I love this kind of cake.
I wish I could win this giveaway present.

I already suscribe to your blog.

My Best Birthday wish was this year that I had a Babygirl(I have a 8 year old Boy too)on march and My Birthday is April 29 so was a very blessing birthday and Wonderful to celebrate with My New Baby,My Son and my Husband.

Regards

Olga.

Rebecca said...

Subscribed in google reader.

My best birthday present was definitely the surprise birthday party I had for my 21st.

Amber said...

Bummer I totally wrote out this long response then lost it. Happy Blogiversary! I am 28 years old and I still haven't received my dream birthday present. I was with my (ex) husband for 9 years, married 7. Every single year for Christmas, birthday and anniversary I asked for the SAME THING. A Kitchen Aid Mixer. I'm seriously not even kidding. I absolutely love to bake and every time I go shopping I have to go look at all the pretty mixers. My friend has a Kitchen Aid and I'm so jealous. They look amazing. I never got my gift as they are too expensive but it didn't stop me from asking. Now I'm a single mom of 3 kids (5, 2, 7 months) and I will never be able to afford one. Blah. They even had a silver one on clearance at Meijer the other day 20% off, then I got to take an additional 25% off the clearance price...I didn't have any extra money in my budge to buy it and now it's gone *sob* Ugh it was like a huge tease!! Funny enough, I was making the batter for soft cutout sugar cookies a few days ago and my cheapo mixer I got in 2004 at my bridal shower started smelling like smoke and then just died. Haha! I'm honestly surprised it lasted me this long! So now I'm without a mixer at all and no money to buy a new one...not cool for someone with a serious sweet tooth and an addiction to baking. Agh!! Anywho, that is my dream present and always will be until I finally get one. It might not be until my babies are all grown up and I can afford one again...but mark my word, I will get one eventually! LOL.

Maria said...

What a gorgeous cake! My favorite gift I have gotten was last year, from my boyfriend, a beautiful Tiffany's necklace. It is the first really nice piece of jewelry I have ever owned and I adore it (and him!). Thanks for the great giveaway!

Room 118 said...

Wow that cake is major eye candy! Thanks for sharing! I may try and attempt that for my girls 10th birthday next month! Double digits deserves a cake like that fo sho! My best birthday was when I was 32 weeks prego and my mom surprised me with a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas! She knew my life was about to seriously change! We relaxed on the beach and drank virgin piña coladas! no pun intended. I am subscribed and have been a fan on fb :) happy no. 2!

Jenn said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cake!! It must have taken a lot of time and patience to put all the Sixlets on so neat and organized!
The best birthday gift I ever received was when my boyfriend surprised me by moving here from New Mexico. I was shaking and didn't know what to do for about an hour after he showed up!
Congrats on the second anniversary of your blog! What a great accomplishment.

Debby said...

The best gift I got was an iPad! Love it!

Iris said...

Omg, how cool cake<3! I must try it:)!

Jennifer D said...

My favorite birthday present was the food processor I received last year!

Becca said...

Well...obviously....I would LOVE a kitchen aid stand mixer! I've been begging for one from my husband, my mother, my father, heck even my boss for years lol! I keep dropping hints around the house and everytime I bake something i'll say, "sure would be easier if I had a kitchenaid!" I would love to win this!! Happy 2nd!!!

Jessica said...

My favorite birthday present was a gumball machine that I got on my 9th birthday from my mom.I still have it 20 years later! I would like to make my new Best present this gorgeous Kitchen Aid Mixer seeing as how I still use a hand mixer!

56e4d0fc-ea9d-11e0-a8b5-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I'm a subscriber :-)

This cake is AMAZING!
My birthday is next Friday and I'm really hoping to get a kitchenaid mixer! That's all I've asked for this year for my birthday or Christmas. I know if I had a mixer with a paddle attachment my baking would improve tremendously!

Joni

Hugsandhearts10@aol.com

Andrea said...

My best birthday present was brunch at the Four Seasons :)

Layne said...

Favorite birthday present had to have been my parents letting me live (and funding) in Dublin, Ireland this past summer. I got an unpaid internship in the city, so my parents bought my plane ticket and living arrangements!

Jean said...

Best Birthday gift ever...easy! It was an early gift, 18 days early. I always said I wanted to be a Mama by the age of 30. So when my beautiful daughter Katelyn arrived 18 days before my 30th birthday my biggest wish came true. Can't top that birthday gift!

Leslie E in DC said...

Hmm... my best birthday gift would have to be when my long-distance boyfriend came in town and had a whole weekend planned with things I would like; including a restaurant he picked because of my love of a certain-style of architecture.

--M said...

I love your site! You inspire me to bake every day!

My best birthday present came from my long time best friend. Although he missed the actual date- he more than made up for it by scoring some concert tickets to see Beck preform in Santa Cruz. It was an amazing show, and we even got to meet him after! Best birthday by far!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...pure joy my friend...happy dance and this cake is the one to celebrate with Wowwy wow wow...Happy blog birthday to you!
Best birthday gift I ever got was when my daughter was 4 she wrapped up some dandelion flowers in a little box for me and included a live ladybug....simply adorable! xoxoxoo

Kim said...

Subscribed in Google Reader :)

My favorite bday gift was for my 21st birthday.. my sister made me a photo book of my life basically.. was sweet that she took all that time to do it considering she's not crafty at all!! haha :)

Thanks for the giveaway!! My kitchenaid is holding on by a thread!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to many more! The best birthday gift I ever received was my son! He was born very close to my birthday and that made it very special. I couldn't have "asked" for a better gift!

Hoping your blog birthday is filled with happiness, great memories and most importantly, sprinkles and cake! XO!

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous cake, as always!
One of my favourite birthday presents was in high school when all of my friends pooled their money together and got me the Led Zeppelin Box Set for my birthday - a pricey item at the time to a teenage girl and something I had been longing for for ages!

Christine said...

Amazing cake! Sixlets are my favorite candy!! My favorite birthday gift was my Ipad from my husband!

Sugar Butter Baby said...

I subscribed through Google Friend Connect even though you've been in my Google reader for awhile now :)
I have been blessed to receive so many great gifts over the years but I would love to be gifted the experience to go horseback riding for the first time.

sugarswings said...

wow great cake (I may need to make this for my birthday in Nov!)...best gift--hmmm, finding out i was preggos with my oldest (he's 7 now)...i'm also doing a giveaway--but your's beats it hands down :)

Emily said...

That is gorgeous stand mixer. thanks!

Theresa said...

Sappy but true. For my birthday when the 3rd baby was newborn and the other two were 2 and 5, my husband wrote me a poem for my birthday. Not a sappy poem, but one that expressed my exhausted and frustrated feelings about life at that point. A poem that made me feel like he truly understood, and it released so much of my guilt and effort to appear more happy than I was. Now THAT's a gift.

Emily said...

Wow, that cake looks fantastic!

After I spent all year working to save money for a cross-country touring bicycle, my parents surprised me with my dream bike for my birthday. It was so unexpected, and has provided me with some of the best experiences of my life...i'll always be grateful for that gift.

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

YAY! Happy Anniversary! HURRAY!

I'm totally a follower (long time reader). Your blog rocks!

My best gift was a koala stuffie that my mom bought me when I was six... I still have him on my shelf, and my kids would love to have him, but I'm too afraid he will be hurt. It's very old!

Kristine said...

My best birthday present would have to be a car that my parents got me when I turned 18. It wasn't the prettiest car, but at least I didn't have to ride with my mom every where any more!

freckles and fringe said...

Subscribed via email!

My best gift was a trip to LA with my husband, sister, and brother in law. I'll never forget it!

Great giveaway...I so need one of these for all my baking attemps!

GraceesMommy said...

My best birthday gift ever was when we were on our honeymoon in England and my hubby arranged a day starting at Buckingham Palace and ending with seeing my favorite show "Les Miserables". He filled the whole day with oodles of other fabulous places I had always wanted to see, but the.very.best.part was he arranged the whole day on his own..total surprise to me!

Her Name Is Lola said...

My best birthday gift was finding out I was pregnant almost four years ago. After the father left, he wanted no part of our lives, the love and strength that I found with my child and being a single Mom are a gift that no one else could have ever given me. P.S. I will be making this cake for my birthday in a few weeks!

Dana S said...

What a pretty cake! And sixlets are super yummy!
My best bday gift was a boom box when I was 17. It was the coolest thing way back then!

Corinne said...

I think the best birthday I ever had was when my actual birthday fell right on Mother's Day......It was 2007, my daughter was 4 at the time, my son 2. I don't remember what I got or what we ate...all I remember is that wow, what a feeling, you are a celebrating two wonderful moments in one.....it took my breathe away. Happy B Day to you!!!!!

Katherine Martinelli said...

This cake is gorgeous!! Happy blog birthday! Tomorrow is my blogs 1st anniversary :-) I have happily subscribed via email to your blog. I actually had an amazing birthday this year. My parents got me a four-day food photography class and my husband got me a week-long cooking class! They were both incredibly generous, thoughtful, and useful gifts!

ToniAnn said...

The best birthday gift I ever received was for my 30th. Since my friends and family are scattered about the US, all I wanted was everyone in one place for a few hours. It was a great time and will probably never be topped.

Lenore said...

That cake is really pretty! My best birthday present was a small necklace given to me by my grandmother. It's a tiny gold "L", which stands for both of our names. My grandfather gave it to her when they were dating. It's one of my favorite possessions.

amparoedith said...

My best gift is my first trip to Disney with my husband and kids.

Mia said...

that would definitely be this year, when my honey took me to portland, or. we went to as many foodie places as we could! from juice bar to farmer's market to bbq to voodoo doughnuts. an amazing, memorable gift :-)

gurlonfire2004 said...

What a pretty cake! (Sixlets were one of my favorite candies growing up.) My best birthday present was my MacBook that I bought for myself a couple of years ago. :-)

Shannon said...

I'm already a subscriber!
I think my favorite birthday gift so far was my trip to Chicago with the husband. We walked around and had lots of great food.

Happy Happy Birthday to SB!!

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Been a lurker for a while... Always LOVE your cakes!
I am a Halloween baby and the best birthday I ever had was the year I had a broken leg. I got so much extra candy that year because of the huge cast from toes to thigh. Also, I got an ice cream cake with a UNICORN on it! It was 1985, I was 10 - forgive me.

Rachel Rick said...

Hi there! And Happy 2nd Birthday to your amazing blog! This cake turned out absolutely beautiful! Last year two days after my birthday I married my best friend.. and the most amazing man I have ever met. At the time.. everyone kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday and I told everyone that I didn't want anything.. because I was already getting the most amazing gift. :)

Sart said...

Amazing cake, so colorfull!!! Congrats.

Patricia S. said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Is it awesome getting TWO excuses for cake every year?

For my 30th birthday, my husband and I were moving to Colorado, and we bought a house!!

Sarah said...

I'm so happy to have found a new cake design blog! SUBSCRIBED!

My favorite birthday present was a necklace with a single pearl I received from my mother on my 18th birthday. "because no woman should be without the option of a pearl."

Robin said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Love the cake:) I'll be 40 in December and I want a fire pit for the back yard. I'm looking forward to following your yummy treats!!

Selina said...

Wow, this is amazing!
My favourite birthday present was my reflex camera. Since then, i have already made a thousand photos of the pastries i make. Two things i adore: Baking and fotography. So i absolutely LOVE you blog, too :) I would be the happiest woman on earth if i would win this adorable stand mixer :)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Happy Birthday, the cake is beautiful! This past year was one of my favorite birthdays. My kids are now old enough that when I walked downstairs in the morning they had the house decorated in homemade signs, decorations and balloons! I usually do it for them and it was so heartwarming to have it done for me.

I follow on GFC and subscribe by email.

Adriana said...

Umm, this cake is bea-u-ti-ful!

My best birthday gift was a trip to New York when I was 15. It was my first time there and I loved every minute of it!

Sarah Richardson said...

Hello,

My greatest birthday present will arrive in February 2012 - my first child! Baby boy was originally due 1 day after my birthday but now is set to arrive a few weeks prior. No matter when he shows up, it will be my best birthday yet!

Happy 2nd Birthday!
Sarah

Sarah said...

I subscribed via Google Friend Connect. My best birthday gift was a trip to Paris for my 21st birthday!!!

Sylvia said...

Best birthday present was when my partner baked me a cake! =)

tastytreatz said...

Love your blog! I feel like every upcoming birthday will be the best yet. So I'm looking forward to this January!

~Sarah~ said...

The best birthday present I've ever received would have to be the one I just got from my boyfriend - tickets to see Johnathon Coulton open for They Might Be Giants. We were close enough to touch them! It was amazing!

Deea in UT said...

WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL birthday cake! I'm so impressed! My best birthday gift would be a pretty KitchenAid stand mixer!!!

Cass said...

The cake is beautiful! I would love to win the mixer. :) I really want a mommy ring (the kind with your children's birthstones in it) for my birthday this year.

amandawk said...

Happy blog birthday! My best present ever is a lovely pair of earrings my husband got me for my 21st birthday.
amandarwest atgmaildotcom

gadabout said...

my best birthday present is a trip home to see my friends and family... TOMORROW!

rwrknits said...

love your blog! i like spending time with my family on my birthday-that's my favorite gift!

Kelly said...

I subscribed! One of my best birthday gifts was last year, I went to see my best friend perform in a famous burlesque show in Boston (The Slutcracker) and even had comped tickets and got a shoutout from the announcer before the show. I don't get to see her very often now that she lives there, but it was great to catch up and celebrate her birthday 3 days later!

Lindsay said...

My favorite birthday present would have to be the solitaire diamond necklace my parents gave me on my 18th birthday. It's definitely one of my favorite gifts ever. (Almost tied with my favorite Christmas present ever-a special edition printing of my favorite book "Pride & Prejudice.")

Mere said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect and Google Reader, not sure if that one counts.

The best birthday present I ever got were tickets to see John Mayer Live! It was an amazing concert and I got to bring friends! We had awesome seats just a few rows away from him!

Cindy said...

The best birthday present I've ever received was the one I received this year. The basement of my house was completely flooded by Irene just two weeks before my birthday. Everything in the basement had to be taken to the landfill, including all of my holiday decorations and my woodworking tools. I was very upset about my losses, especially my tools. For my birthday, my boyfriend gave me a dremel for a start of rebuilding my workshop. I cried because it was so thoughtful of him to give me something as a reminder that what I had lost had been stuff, and stuff could be replaced.

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for this wonderful blog! My sister told me about it and your desserts have been my favorite ever since! My favorite are the blue velvet cupcakes! The best birthday present I ever received was a Barbie cake for my sixth birthday. I wanted a cake with a picture of Barbie on it. Instead my Mom worked really hard baking a cake that she put a real Barbie inside to make it look like it's dress. Her hard work to make me a happy 6 year old was something I didn't really appreciate until I was older. I've also asked for a Kitchen Aid mixer for every holiday and birthday for the last five years and still haven't got one yet! :)

Katarina said...

Happy birthday,Sprinkle Bakes!

What a wonderful giveaway. The best present I've ever received is a Roomba robot for cleaning. No more cleaning at home!

Amanda said...

Happy blog birthday! I actually just discovered you a couple of weeks ago and I'm loving this blog so far! And this cake is beyond beautiful! I think my best present would be the sapphire necklace I got from my boyfriend for the first time we celebrated my birthday together. He wrapped that tiny necklace case in a snowblower box to start and I had to keep opening box by box until I got to it!

Jessica jones said...

Hi I am so excited for this giveaway! I love your site and I have gone sprinkle crazy since I fell upon your blog:) I realized you don't have to be a kid to enjoy all the colors. Well I'm entering to say that this mixer has been on my birthday wish list for 4 years! And I couldn't need one more these days, I've been training with team in training that runs marathons for the leukemia and lymphoma society and most importantly raises money to beat this disease! To raise money I would love to bake for my fundraising, but I could only do so much with my small one that heats up way to quickly. I hope I win this mixer you would not only make my day but make my life exciting, I love to bake and I love to help others beat a disease! And happy sweet Birthday and I am going to make that cake for myself:)

Nicola M said...

Just subscribed via email. (Can't believe I hadn't already!)

I'm looking forward to next years birthday. My baby is due in December so I'm working on losing the baby-weight in order to buy myself a new Pin Up Girl dress. I'm so excited about it!

Lori said...

Beautiful cake, it's so fun! I'm already following you, but I'm having a hard time coming up with the best birthday present ever. The best present I've ever received (it was for Christmas though) was a sewing machine! I love it! :) Happy blogiversary!

Amanda said...

Love this cake! Id say the best birthday present I ever received was a trip to Germany to see my husband who's in the Army.

Emily said...

Best Birthday gift came from my closest friend. I Just turned 30 and was really feeling far from my free and easy days (I have a 13 month old and am 11 weeks pregnant, so much 20 something). Although marriage and motherhood are great... I really missed my beat friend and all the ridiculousness we use to do. So, she sent me a bit of it in the mail. The box came stuffed with random things from when we live together. Her thoughtfulness and attention to detail was overwhelming.

jhimmel1 said...

The best birthday gift ever given to me was a trip to Disney World-awesome!!!!

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