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Pastel Layer Cake and a Blog Birthday!


Sprinkle Bakes just turned 5 years old! When I look back at all the sweet things I've made - the cakes, the friends, the memories -I feel truly blessed. This little corner of the web has brought me more happiness than I ever dreamed possible, and I appreciate everyone who stops by for a peek at what I'm doing. Your support means everything to me!

Because I heart you big time (and because no blog birthday is complete without a gift) I'm giving away a pretty pink mixer. Over the years I've tried several brands of standing mixers, and while some are quite good (I really like my Bodum and Sunbeam) few are truly as great as a KitchenAid. That's not an advertisement, that's just my working experience. I believe every avid baker needs one!



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As for the cake, it's unapologetically tall and profusely sprinkled on the outside. Slice it, and you'll find a rainbow of pastel color inside. It makes a fun birthday cake, and I think it's especially appropriate for a Sprinkle Bakes birthday celebration! The white cake recipe was new to me, and after baking it, I found the texture was perfect for layering. It's sturdy enough to stack, yet remains soft and palatable to eat. The recipe makes about 12 cups of batter, so if you have a standing mixer then I'd recommend using it for this very cake.

I used vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream for frosting on this cake - mostly because I love the silky texture, but also because the confetti sprinkles stick so well to it.



When I sliced this cake, a sweet vanilla fragrance filled the entire house! I kept finding my way back to the dining room table and sneaking little nibbles. It's so good!

Admittedly, there's no way I can eat an entire 6-layer piece of this cake, unless it is sliced in thin slivers, and even then it's so tall you'd have to eat it off of a full-sized dinner plate. For easier service, consider dividing the slices into 2 or 3 layer pieces (see the picture above). The slices can then be served standing upright on smaller dessert plates.

One more important note - add two dozen eggs on your grocery list for this cake alone. White cake and meringue frosting recipes both use many egg whites!

Pastel Layer Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
[click for printable version]
Yields 20 servings
Source: Martha Stewart layer cake, Sprinkle Bakes frosting
Prep: 2 hours, total time about 4 hours

Cake
6 1/2 cups/789 g cake flour (not self rising), sifted
3 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 1/4 cups/500 ml whole milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plus 4 tablespoons/395 g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups/490 g granulated sugar
10 large egg whites
A few drops of each: McCormick neon food color, in purple, green, pink and blue
and standard yellow and orange liquid or gel food color

Swiss meringue buttercream
12 egg whites
2 1/2 cups/500g sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 pounds unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups/ roughly 8 oz. assorted sizes of pastel confetti sprinkles
Star cake toppers and birthday candles

Make the cake layers: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease six 8-inch round cake pans, and line the bottoms with parchment. If you don't have six pans (understandably so) use as many as you have, and plan to wash them between baking cake layers.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Combine milk and vanilla. Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. With the mixer running, gradually add the sugar and beat until the mixture turns pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Reduce speed to low, and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the flour mixture. Beat until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Beat the egg whites in a clean mixer bowl on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions.
Place two cups of batter in six separate bowls. Tint each bowl of batter with a little of the food color. Add food color a little at a time until the desired pastel tint is achieved. Fold the color in well with a rubber spatula until no streaks of white cake batter remains.
Spread the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let the layers cool completely on a wire rack. Run a knife around the edges of the cakes and the pans before turning them out.
Level the tops of the cake with a serrated knife or a cake leveler. Save the cake scraps for breakfast (smile).

Make the frosting: Set a saucepan filled one-third full of water over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.
Whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt in a large heatproof bowl ( I suggest a stainless bowl). Set over the simmering water and whisk until the mixture is hot to the touch and the sugar has dissolved (120-140 degrees on a candy thermometer, to be sure).
Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Increase to medium-high until stiff peaks are formed.
Continue beating at medium-high speed until the mixture is fluffy and has cooled (the mixing bowl should feel cool to the touch).
Turn the mixer off and switch from the whisk attachment to the paddle. Turn the mixer on medium-low and add the butter, a few cubes at a time, beating until well incorporated before the next addition.
Add the vanilla extract. Beat until the frosting on high speed until it is thick and completely smooth.

Important note about Swiss buttercream frosting! After a few pieces of butter are added to the whipped whites, the mixture will deflate. It may look like soup or even look curdled - do not let this discourage you. This is just one ugly stage the buttercream must pass through before becoming fluffy whipped frosting. You may read more about Swiss meringue buttercream here, and view my video tutorial.

Frost the cake: Transfer 2/3 cup of frosting to a piping bag fitted with a small star tip; set aside.
Fill each cake layer with 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the frosting. Begin with the violet cake layer on the bottom, followed by the blue, green, yellow orange and pink. Cover the entire cake with frosting using an off-set spatula. Place the cake in a large baking pan and toss on the confetti sprinkles, allowing the excess to fall back into the baking pan. Using the reserved frosting in the piping bag, pipe stars around the top edge of the cake and decorate each star with a large confetti sprinkle. Place the star toppers in the center of the cake, and add the birthday candles around the top edge of the cake near the piped stars.

Serve the cake: Cut a standard wedge of cake and divide it with a knife at the halfway point so that you have two pieces of cake. The first slice will be a triple layer of pink, orange and yellow, the second slice will be green, blue and violet. Or, divide the wedge into double layers, to serve three people.

Cover the leftover cake loosely with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.


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710 comments :

  1. i love a simple chocolate cake

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  2. Oh how I love birthday cakes, especially ones that remind me of childhood! My favorite? The pastel rainbow ice cream cake my mom valiantly attempted on my tenth birthday. Melted ice cream and cake never tasted so sweet on a 100*F day!

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  3. Gorgeous cake! My granddaughters would love it!!

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  4. Happy Birthday !! Pretty cake. dt

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  5. i bake a fresh strawberry cake for my birthday every year. im the only person in my family that likes it! so i eat it all!

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  6. Happy birthday!!
    I love strawberry sponge cake with macaroons.

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  7. This cake looks like so much fun, I may just have to break out the sprinkles today!

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  8. cheesecake is my fave cake ever, always request it lol

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  9. Any cake for me!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! Love the cake!

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  11. Very pretty! Happy birthday!

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  12. Happy birthday!!!!! I love this cake. I think I might make it for my daughters birthday. Im making a cheesecake for my birthday this friday!!!!

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  13. Your cake is perfection!
    I love a good vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and cream.

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  14. I love a good vanilla cupcake! It's the perfect size and holds a candle beautifully! Would love to win!

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  15. I always had to have chocolate cake, or peach pie.

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  16. That's a lot of cake, but beautiful! I'm absolutely going to have to work out how I can make a downsized version and then find an excuse to make one!

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  17. My favorite birthday cake used to be my Aunt's special cool whip and peaches cake (yellow cake topped with cool whip and fresh peaches).

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  18. I just celebrated my 34th birthday yesterday. Favourite cake would be chocolate cake with vanilla bean frosting ...with some caramel. 😘

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  19. This looks yummy and with all the wonder colors. A great Birthday cake!

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  20. I love a chocolate cake with caramel filling :)

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  21. Happiest of birthdays! Such an aesthetically pleasing cake!

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  22. I love a good old chocolate cake with strawberries and cream filling!

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  23. My favorite is an Almond Joy cake.

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  24. My favorite birthday cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

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  25. My favorite birthday cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

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  26. Hooray! Happy birthday! I love banana pudding for my birthday. I could eat a whole bowl of it!

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  27. It's such a happy cake! Happy 5 years! And here is to many more delicious years to come!

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  28. Ever since I was a kiddo, my lovely mother has made me a family recipe for my birthday each year! It is a fabulously moist cake that has been dubbed "crazy chocolate cake."

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  29. Years back when it was popular, I made the death by chocolate cake. Oh boy that was a perfect food memory.
    Happy Blog Birthday!!

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  30. I love peanut butter pie for my birthday! But I love making cakes for other people!

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  31. Embarassing, but my favourite birthday cake is the store bought Carvel. Yup, I can make my own, but nothing says childhood like an ice cream cake.

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  32. You are too much! That's amazing and so perfectly you.

    Favorite cake would be Ina's lemon cake. Close behind is Ina's chocolate cake, or a german's chocolate cake.

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  33. Congratulations, Heather! :) Such a perfect cake for you! May you have many more! My favourite cake has to be chocolate and peanut butter, with popcorn on top :D Made that for myself one year...

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  34. I love cheesecake, that's all that I want for my birthday

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  35. I am now always expected to make family and friends birthday cakes and this is a fabulous idea! I will have to try it (for when its a big party with lots of mouths to feed!!) Colourful and creative without being overly complicated!

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  36. Happy Blog Birthday!
    (my "name" in the giveaway thing is eidolons)

    My favorite birthday cake is brownie cake - a cakey brownie that I put a basic frosting on for the kids. They love it and it's so easy!

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  37. Today we celebrated our daughter's 3rd birthday with a princess castle cake. I love that it was not perfect but just made with lots of love by Mummy and Daddy just how we thought our daughter would want it. She thought it was great!

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  38. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! My favorite birthday cake was celebrating my brothers birthday when I was about 9. My mom made the cake and the whole family was there. I remember sitting on his lap with water in my mouth. He slapped my cheeks and made me spit out the water in my mouth. That was the last birthday I can remember and I think the last one we celebrated before he passed at 16; I was 10. It was a great memory and happy to share with you. Whoever wins the mixer is a lucky person!!! Again Happy Birthday Sprinkle Bakes.

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  39. Congratulations on 5 years of great posts and the new store! Love those star cupcake toppers!

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  40. Vanilla + sprinkles epitomise a birthday, in my opinion! But I do remember an awesome Elmo cake my mum made me when I was a kid... Might be re-requesting it for my 31st... Happy b-dizzle Sprinklebakes!

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  41. My sister-in-law has been making me birthday cakes for the past couple of years - usually a white cake with a fruity/pudding filling, and a homemade frosting! Mmm!

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  42. Congratulations for your blog!!! I love the cake. :)

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  43. A splendidly festive cake! Happy Bloganniversary and to many more.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  44. My favorite cakes were always the home made ones my mom made us with canned frosting and those hard sugar letters and shapes!

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  45. I prefer brownies for my birthday! Either caramel swirl or with a cream cheese frosting!

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  46. This cake looks delicious, but I also love white cake with chocolate frosting.

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  47. I had a fantastic birthday cake when I was little in the shape of Jemima Puddleduck, decorated to match her exactly! And this year I made myself a cute little 'pocketwatch' for my Alice in Wonderland themed party, which had marshmallow fondant and Swiss Meringue Buttercream - both first time efforts. I used your recipe for the buttercream and it was absolutely gorgeous - I'm a total convert.

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  48. I have to admit, as unfancy as it is, I can't help but crave one of those Cherry Chip boxed cakes when my birthday rolls around. Probably because I spend everyone else's birthday making cakes for them!!

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  49. Happy birthday blog! For many more to come! :3

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  50. Happy blogiversary! My favorite birthday cake is german chocolate, or there is a raspberry chocolate bundt that my mother makes that is amazing.

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  51. Carrot cake is my absolute fave!

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  52. My favourite cake was a chocolate and mine one. It was awesome :) congratulations on reaching 5!

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  53. My favorite birthday "cake" is cheesecake!!!

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  54. Oh my goodness! This cake looks almost to beautiful to eat, almost....

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  55. Love this cake for my next birthday

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  56. This is so lovely! I will have to try this recipe one day! And sprinkle that taste candy-like? I'm game :)

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  57. vanilla, strawberry and... tres leches!!

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  58. My favorite birthday cake is chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream--specifically my nana's buttercream recipe. She used granulated sugar instead of powdered. It doesn't make as much as American buttercream recipes, but I love it!

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  59. I love strawberry shortcake ice cream cake with lots of sprinkles!

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  60. I love cake, but it's not always my first choice for my personal birthday. I love my mother's home-made banana pudding, and having that for my birthday is special sometimes, too.

    Dee Dee Earley

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  61. My favorite birthday dessert is a simple vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and a few cute sprinkles! :)

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  62. Happy birthday!
    For my birthday, I love a rich chocolate cake with my Gram's dark chocolate icing recipe. Yum! It takes me back to my childhood with every bite. :)

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  63. My fave cake so far is a black sesame ice cream cake i made for my daughter's birthday.

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  64. I just got reacquainted with my favorite dessert the other day at one of my favorite cafés: St Honore, a choux puff glazed with crunchy caramel, piped with chantilly cream and sitting on a sable base. If not, anything lemony or orangey always goes down well with me. Happy 5th Birthday, Sprinkles Bakes and here's to many more!

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  65. My favorite birthday is a family recipe called Grandma's Chocolate Applesauce Cake. It's a chocolate spice cake with a brown sugar frosting.

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  66. OMG I LOOOOOVE this page!!!!! SO much fun to peruse recipes and DREAM about being this goood!!!! Pastel anyyything is my FAVOURITE! Pink is MY colour!!!

    Congrats on the 5 years!!!!

    Kimberley Tremblay

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  67. Isn't this a month early??

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  68. I like dairy queen ice cream cakes for birthdays and holidays.

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  69. This cake is perfection. Beautiful. Happy birthday!

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  70. Gotta go with chocolate with a chocolate ganache filling...sigh.

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  71. I've always been a fan of ice cream cakes. But the truth is...I just like seeing my name in icing!

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  72. Girl, this cake is off the charts! My favorite birthday cake is strawberry shortcake. That's what my mom always made me as a kid, because I'm a June baby!

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  73. I love Tiramisu and strawberry shortcake. Awesome!

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  74. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful cake and lovely mixer. I'm a simple gal so a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is preferred, or yellow cake with vanilla.

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  75. I love a warm brownie (with nuts!) with ice cream on top!

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  76. White cake tinted pink with butter cream frosting

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  77. Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!!

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  78. Happy 5th Birthday to your blog, this cake is wonderfully cute!

    My favourite birthday dessert is a passionfruit brownie cake. It has layers of passionfruit and chocolate creaminess, brownie and a crunchy chocolate layer. Delish combination! It has become a tradition for several family birthdays now.

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  79. My mother would always make a strawberry cake with chocolate icing. It was so simple, but to this day it is my favorite!

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  80. Happy birthday!!!! My fave birthday cake flavor has been German Chocolate for so many years :) - Lirio

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  81. Happy early blog birthday! You're an inspiration! My favorite birthday cake is homemade funfetti

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  82. I cannot stop staring at this GORGEOUS cake!!! WOW! There's nothing quite like a great vanilla cake with LOTS of vanilla flavor! ....Sharon Athanasiou

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  83. Japanese strawberry shortcakes, they're super light and super delicious!

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  84. The perfect cake for a perfect blog! Thanks for five years of deliciousness and confections that are always fun! Your love of the craft and all the hard work that goes into all this yumminess is greatly-appreciated. Congratulations!!

    Favorite cake has to be a yellow sponge with strawberry icing.

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  85. I always love home made goods, my Dad's chocolate oatmeal no-bakes are one of my faves. I'm also still looking for the perfect molasses cookie recipe. I will say on my birthday every year I go get an ice cream cake and have them draw a unicorn on it and compare it to pervious years. :)

    P.S. I am obsessed with unicorns

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  86. I made a rainbow cake for my daughter's birthday...it was the first cake I made from scratch.

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  87. You can't beat a delicious princess cake. However, my mom got my a Hobbit themed cake last year for my birthday. So that was pretty awesome too!

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  88. These colors are gorgeous! My favorite is oreo cheesecake!

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  89. My favorite cake is white with chocolate frosting!!

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  90. For my birthday, and every member of my family's birthday, my great grandmother used to make us a homemade spice cake. It took her hours in the kitchen because she moved slowly. The cake itself weighed about 15 pounds, and we spent days working on eating it.

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  91. A slightly lopsided rainbow cake

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  92. Every year I ask my mum to make me her wonderful trifle.
    This is no simple layer of jelly, custard and cream, oh no.
    First it starts with a baking of a sponge cake, this is then broken in to bits about the size of a child's hand.
    These are then lovingly placed in alcohol of my choice (usually Amaretto. it's looovely).
    Then she makes jelly, using gelatin, and sour cherry juice. this is poured on to the cake bits, and left to set.
    The wait is excruciating but makes it taste so much better.
    Then the custard is made. A vanilla pod is selected, and simmered, and scraped. the eggs lovingly coddled until it's thickened and lovely.
    this is poured on top, and then spread over the slightly soft, wobbly jelly.
    Whipped cream comes next. And then the toasting of the almond flakes.
    A few handfuls scattered over it, and the birthday is complete.

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  93. My mum's NY Baked Cheesecake with whipped cream topping sprinkled with nutmeg. She got the recipe from a woman's weekly cook book about 20 years ago. I'm yet to find a better tasting cheesecake! :)

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  94. Happy birthday and what a fabulous cake! My favorite cake was when I was about 12- mom baked a pinwheel cake- the pinwheel part was unsweetened chocolate swirls in the batter which gave you a bit of unsweetened crunch when you ate it. Frosted only inbetween the layers so you could see the swirls. She baked another 40 years later telling me it would never live up to my memories- but it was every bit as delicious as I remembered!

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  95. Chocolate with more chocolate, or carrot cake....ps my pug loves cooked carrots....lol

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  96. My mother got a strawberry shortcake for my birthday about 10 years ago and it has been very special to me ever since. It was so pretty and perfect that it almost didn't look real but it tasted as beautiful as it looked and probably more so because of how special my mother made me feel. Congratulations on your blog's birthday, may there be many more to come! <3

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  97. My favorite chocolate cake is anything made of chocolate!

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  98. My favorite is funfetti with cake batter frosting !
    I love your blog !

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  99. kathleen.ea@gmail.comAugust 30, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    My favorite birthday cake HAS to be made of chocolate! :)

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  100. This multi layer of object of happiness makes me feel yummy in my tummy!!! X

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  101. My fave bday cake has vanilla and sprinkles

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  102. This is just the prettiest cake! Congratulations :)

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  103. My favorite birthday recipe is the seven sins chocolate cake recipe here on this blog! I always put much thought into the cake decision, but when my birthday comes I can't seem to break myself away from this one!

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  104. Happy Anniversary! My favorite birthday cake is a spice cake with a caramel frosting. It's my favorite birthday cake in theory, anyway...haven't had a birthday cake in years but I think I will take a page from your book next year and make a lovely cake using small pans so that I get the full effect of a fancy cake without all the calories. :)

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  105. Happy blog birthday.... Early :) I love this beautiful cake. My favorite birthday treat is cheesecake! With strawberry topping. Yummmmmm

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  106. White cake with vanilla buttercream:) Your cake is beautiful!

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  107. Happy birthday to this amazing blog! I personally love a simple vanilla with vanilla buttercream for a birthday cake :)

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  108. I'm looking for a birthday cake for my granddaughter. This one would be perfect. I need to start practicing!

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  109. My kids love a ice cream sandwich cake with an oreo fudge filling!

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  110. I have a weakness for sugar cookies! Rather than a birthday cake I would choose a crumbly sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting!! mmmm... i think i might go get one right now!!

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  111. Funfetti cake is so pretty and tasty!

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  112. Happy birthday! I love ice cream cake.

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  113. Happy Birthday!
    My all time favorite is Snow White cake with raspberry compote and whipped cream.

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  114. My favorite cake is chocolate chocolate cake!

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  115. My favorite birthday cake is actually your Cherry-Almond cake. I made it for my daughter's first birthday and it was so good! My brother-in-law even requested it for his birthday which was funny since it is a pretty pink cake.

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  116. This cake is so beautiful, Heather! Happy 5 Years! I have to say that I love a Boston Creme Pie birthday "cake" because it brings back beautiful memories of my grandmother, who always made me one for my birthday. :)

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  117. My mom always baked and decorated my birthday cakes from scratch when I was growing up. So anything my mom bakes is a treat. My favorite is always chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting.

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  118. My favorite is Pioneer Woman's strawberry shortcake cake.

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  119. That cake reminds me of the cake my Mom used to make me for my birthdays! *Cue nostalgic weeping* Happy anniversary though!!!

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  120. One of my favorite is a red velvet cake with coconut on the side.

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  121. I would love to have this cake as my birthday cake! Otherwise can't beat a red velvet layer cake with cream cheese icing :)

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  122. chocolate is a must for my birthday cake!

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  123. Happy birthday, Sprinkles Bakes! This birthday cake is almost too pretty to eat! I'd have to choose a carrot cake with cream cheese icing for myself. :)

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  124. My favorite birthday cake was one a friend and I made a couple years ago: red velvet with cream cheese icing! It was a pride and prejudice themed cake in the shape of a book with Austen's silhouette on one side and the first paragraph of P&P on the other :)

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  125. I love birthdays! And cakes! I can't wait till I have my own kitchen and can make cakes all the time =)

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  126. I love vanilla cake with vanilla frosting! Your picture on Instagram caught my eye because that cake is my dream! But I also can't pass up a good banana cream pie... Hope to win! -Danicah Waldo

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  127. My favorite birthday cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

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  128. A friend of mine growing up always had "better than sex" cake. Only as a 11 year old, we of course didn't know it was called that. It was the only time of year I ever had it - I looked forward to her birthday parties for years!

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  129. Username - pippenre
    My favorite is anything coconut!

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  130. Congrats, Heather, on your success. I have your cookbook and I love it. Your photography is truly some of the best, and your cake are just beautiful works of art. I'm looking for the Ultimate White Cake, and this recipe looks like it could just be it.

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  131. My perfect cake is actually a hybrid of sweet brioche bread and cake! Nothing better than buttery layers sweet as cake yeast like dough topped with cream and Fresh berries. However I am still a sucker for the chocolate Texas sheet cake :).

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  132. So pretty and happy 5 years blogging! I'm all about chocolate mud cake for my birthday!

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  133. <3 sprinkles! ^.^

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  134. A Classic Banana cake with salted caramel icing is my clear favourite birthday cake! *Drool* Happy Anniversary Heather all the way from a New Zealand reader :) p.s. this cake is amazing, who wouldn't like it! pastels and sprinkles = the perfect pair

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  135. I love everything chocolate. My favorite birthday cake is the triple chocolate bundt cake my mom makes me

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  136. Pineapple upside down cake is my favorite, so my mother makes me one every year for my birthday.
    My daughter would absolutely love this cake though! Rainbows & sprinkles... She's all about that!
    -Claire

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  137. I'm more of a pie person over cake, and I worked at a job where they would gift me with pie. :)

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  138. I usually ask for cheesecake if someone wants to make me anything (it's my favorite thing to eat EVER) but anything involving cheesecake, brownie, peanut butter, cookie dough, or cake batter (or any combination of those) wins in my book. <3

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  139. Such a perfect cake! Brings back so many birthday memoriesfor me. My mum would always pull out an old family recipe (passed down from her grandmother) for a vanilla cake that we call 'the simplicity cake'. It was so easy to make exciting with colours and as a kid there was nothing more awesome than layering it up and taking that first slice. They never seemed to look quite so perfect as yours though. These days I go for a cookie dough cheesecake and I don't think I'll ever grow out of that one! :-D

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  140. My favorite birthday food is Devil's food chocolate cake and Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, love love love chocolate!

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  141. I love carrot cake, so my birthday cake request is always carrot cake and I love to put pineapple in mine, yum

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  142. Every year my mother would make me a cookie cake with Chocolate pudding on top. I hated it but my sister loved it and she seemed to forget who's birthday it was every year.
    Every Year for my Husband's birthday, I try to think of Fun exciting ways to make his cake. Last year it was a four layer s'mores cake, two layers were made with Graham crumbs in it and i made the graham crackers first, I made the marshmallow fluff from scratch as well. This year i made a Classic Black forest cake but I put Green coconut shreds on it and put a little back hoe on it and grave stones. with a nice grave dug out, :)

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  143. My birthday is in March, so it's strawberry shortcake all around!

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  144. Happy blog birthday! You are extremely inspiring to me. I love your cakes.

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  145. Happy Birthday! Love the beautiful layer cake!

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  146. your colours look absolutely gorgeous! yum and congratulations on the blogniversary! :9

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  147. My mom always made me birthday brownies. I'm sure they were from a box, but they were always a special treat on my birthday!

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  148. I've always been a fan of big, chocolate chip cookie cakes.

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  149. I've only saw this cake in my dreams!! I didn't know that it could exist!!

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  150. This is such a gorgeous cake! Only in my dreams could I ever imagine something like this!!

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  151. Chocolate mousse cake with pink icing!

    Your blog is such an inspiration!

    Ella.

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  152. I love chocolate cake! But all cake is divine!

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  153. Wow, congrats on 5 years! Fave birthday cake as a kid definitely had sprinkles and lots of them. . now, as an adult, I love anything decadent with chocolate. Chocolate cake is definitely my favorite for my birthday. And it has to be perfectly moist and chocolatety!

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  154. Icre cream cake! Happy Birthday!

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  155. I love a yellow cake with chocolate frosting! Yummo!

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  156. My favourite memory of my birthday cake from when I was younger (probably from the ages 10 - 17), I would always ask my mum to make this cake she had in her repetoire called an "Israeli Cake" and essentially it is a triangular prism and the inner most part is a cream cheese mixture with any add-ins I wanted (I'd usually choose maltesers or gummi bears) and then it would be frozen.. once it was frozen, it was covered with Arnotts Nice biscuits and then completely covered with dark chocolate. I have the fondest memories of it, from the simplicity of the cream cheese and chewy gummi bear combo, to my mum being heavy handed with the dark chocolate that my piece of cake would always have such thick, heavy chunks of chocolate on the outside. It was imperfect but perfect to me and that is why I chose to share this with you! It is a fond memory I will always have of my mum, making this cake and me watching with excitement! Thank you for the giveaway! xx

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  157. My favorite dessert is molten chocolate lava cake!

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  158. All time-fave is triple chocolate cake! :)Happy 5th! I heart oastels and sprinkles! :)

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  159. Congratulations! A truly wonderful blog and an amazing looking cake!

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  160. My favorite birthday cake was the train cake we made for my son, it came out horrible but he loved it

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  161. My favorite birthday cake was a Blue Moon Ice Cream Cake with Nerds on Top and Golden Oreos in the Middle. My boyfriend got it specially made for me for my 21st birthday and not a single thing has topped it since.

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  162. Wow! What a fantastic cake, perfect your your birthday! Looks amazing and I love the pastel shades

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  163. Congrats on this milestone, Heather!! I know you asked for a favorite dessert, but truly that's just too difficult to pin down to just one... lol! However, I DID recently have an richly decadent dark chocolate fudge bacon brownie with homemade salted caramel ice cream that was ahhh-mazing! The only thing that woulda made it better was a tall glass of cold milk. :)

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  164. Meant to say my personal favourite birthday cake is carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. I love the spices and mix of nuts, raisins and carrots

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  165. Happy blogiversary! My favorite birthday cake is Red Velvet Cake! ;-)

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  166. Happy blogiversary! My favorite birthday cake is Red Velvet Cake! ;-)

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  167. Happy 5th Birthday!! The celebration cake is stunning!! Love your page!

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  168. I can't wait to see what's offered in your shop!!

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  169. And my favorite birthday dessert is flan!

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  170. How funny! My mum and I were talking just yesterday about my favourite birthday cake. She used to make an impressive and delicious cake for each of my birthdays as a child. I have fond memories of her ice-cream cake, and the cake that looked like a beach with wobbly jelly in the middle!

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  171. Happy birthday Sprinklebakes. You inspire and amaze me with each creation.
    Here's to many more yummy creations.

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  172. I made myself a 2 6in layer cake for my birthday one year. It was vanilla with light pink swiss meringue buttercream ruffles. I was proud of myself so I think that's why it was my fave! (Siobhan siobhanbrusich@aol.com)

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  173. Happy anniversary! This is the perfect cake to make for my kids's birthdays!

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  174. My favorite is a white chocolate cake, very similar to an Italian cream cake, with a white chocolate-cream cheese icing. It only comes out on special occasions.

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  175. Wishing you a fantastic b'day and love from me...xo....
    Can we halve the ingredients if we do not want so many layers?
    Also, while waiting for the other layers to bake , what to do with the batter sitting on the kitchen table? Should they be put in the fridge?

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  176. This came looks soo pretty. Have to try it! :-)

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  177. Lemon cake! But my mom would always forget and get my sister lemon cake instead (she hates it).

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  178. This cake looks delicious. I love all things cake!!

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  179. Ciao Heather, sono affascinata dal tuo blog, fai delle torte e dei dolci meravigliosi. Complimenti. Buon anniversario e in bocca al lupo per la tua attività! Un bacione!

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  180. I love dense chocolate cake with chocolate ganache poured over the top, or lemon pound cake :)

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  181. My favourite birthday (or anyday) treat has to be anything chocolate - white choc & raspberry cookies, chocolate mousse, double choc fudge cupcakes - oh the possibilities are endless and with the chance to win a KitchenAid (it's on my wishlist!) - certainly increases the opportunity to make them much more regulary xxx

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  182. Happy Early Birthday!! I've made something similar when I was 9 months pregnant. :)) I think I am going to make this one as well but this time with my son. :) (Sorry if I double posted..I am not sure..)

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  183. Happy birthday Sprinklebakes! Favourite has to be red velvet with choc ganache... Yum!

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  184. My favorite birthday cake is chocolate layer cake with delicious frosting!
    Love birthdays! Happy B-Day :)

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  185. You really know how to make a picture of a cake exude happiness and joy - it's just incredible. Happy Blog Birthday!!

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  186. What a wonderful cake!

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  187. My favorite birthday cake is one I could never hope to duplicate, because I have absolutely no clue how they make it. It's a Black Forest cake, but nothing like what you think of. It's from the Swiss Pastry Shoppe in Ft. Worth, TX. It's light, airy and just incredible! There are no cherries anywhere to be found, and you don't even miss them :-) I only have it on my birthday, and only when I know there's going to be a crowd of people around to make sure there aren't any leftovers - it's just that good.

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  188. Muchas felicidades y que sean muchos los años que nos muestres tus dulces creaciones.
    Un saludo.

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  189. Muitos Parabéns!
    Estou a participar :)

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  190. This looks incredible. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  191. I enjoy make and bake...no matter what: cheesecake, fruit cakes, chocolate...Most important thing is to eat all with people I love :)

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  192. Happy Birthday Sprinklebakes! My favorite cake is the one I bake agnd decorate following a recipe by this beutyfully tasty blog! xo

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