My birthday was June 7th and so was my nephew’s! He turned 3 and I turned 43, he was my favorite 40th birthday present!
I made his cake and my cake, rather simple
I baked 4-9 inch yellow cakes, stacked 2 of the then cut a small amount off each stack to give it a flat side then slid them together to roughly make a figure 8. I crumb coated it then after it had chilled I drew a rough “3” shape with a toothpick and started filling it in with frosting. I’ve found that if I am trying to frost something with a smooth finish if I take a wet paper towel and place it on top then rub/press it with my fingertips the buttercream frosting comes out beautifully smooth. I decorated it with construction cake toppers
Here are some progress pics
the finished product
the happy recipient (with his “3” construction shirt I made as well
My sister-in-law (his mother) is allergic to eggs so I had to make a cake that she and I could share because it’s not fair to have a party and not have something for everyone! So I decided to make a Shirley Temple cake with a soda/boxed cake mix recipe (thanks Pinterest)
This is the simplest recipe ever!
1-12oz. can Sprite (not diet)
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
24 maraschino cherries
Mix all ingredients and pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Turn out and glaze with 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup cherry juice (from the maraschino cherry jar)
Look how pretty!
(not pictured:the glaze)
My sis-in-law loved it and was SO happy she could have cake with us