Piece of Cake

This year, we celebrated two “big” birthdays, as our oldest son turned three last April, and our youngest turned one last Friday.

While there is nothing I love more than celebrating birthdays, we try to keep things simple for our boys. There will come a time for big themed parties with lots of friends and fun games, but I’m all about keeping things low key while we still can.

One thing I have enjoyed doing for the boys, though, is making them a homemade birthday cake. I’m no cake-decorator, but I can whip up a yummy cake from scratch. Both cakes I made this year turned out scrumptious, so I thought I’d share them with you today. 

For Theo’s birthday this year, I made a homemade confetti cake. This cake was so much fun to make, and eat! I love anything with sprinkles, so the fact that this cake had em inside and out was like a dream come true. Theo got a big kick out of it too. The recipe came from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Sprrrrrrinkles.
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I put the FUN in funfetti!
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More sprinkles!
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It was so delicious. I don’t normally like cake, but this thing tasted like a giant sugar cookie.

For Oliver’s birthday, I made a cake that has been my go-to cake for years, as it is always a big hit — Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. The recipe comes from Taste of Home. It is an easy recipe to make that comes together quickly and is always a crowd pleaser.

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Peanut butter cream cheese frosting.
Rich, chocolaty cake.
Rich, chocolaty cake.
Fall sprinkles for my October baby!
Fall sprinkles for my October baby!

Even though I don’t enjoy baking as much as I love cooking, I do have a lot of fun throwing together a cake — especially when it is for someone as special as my little guys. So even if you aren’t much of a baker, give one of these recipes a try the next time you have a special occasion!

Hmmm, what's this?
Hmmm, what’s this?
Whatever it is, I think I'll just shove it all in my mouth at once!
Whatever it is, I think I’ll just shove it all in my mouth at once!
Yea, that's good.
Yea, that’s good.
All done!
All done!

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2 thoughts on “Piece of Cake

  1. How exciting & your birthday cakes looked yummy! I will need to check out to recipe link you provided. Children’s birthdays are fun & looks like Oliver got his first one kicked off right by the looks of it! Thanks for sharing.

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