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.