Ain’t it just the cutest cake you ever did see? And guess what – this cake is famous. That’s right. Famous. You see, I tweeted a photo of it, with the caption “this cake is for the party”, which is the name of a book written by the great Sarah Selecky, who also has an awesome blog and sends out writing prompts every day. She’s real cool. Anyway, this happened:
Spoiler alert: I haven’t read the book, but I did borrow it from the library once. It’s weird that I feel guilty about that. I’ve always loved the title, though.
So the party cake is a famous cake. It was also a pretty cake. And perhaps most importantly, a yummy cake. I don’t know if you remember the Betty Crocker cake mix that made white cake with coloured spots inside it? Well, this is the
grown-up homemade version of confetti cake mix. Funfetti, as it’s lovingly referred to in the blogosphere, has been exploding lately. (See what I mean?) So my first cake of the season, for my cutest friend, had to be a cute funfetti cake.
I used this recipe for Funfetti Layer Cake with Whipped Vanilla Frosting from Sweetapolita. I followed it to a T, and it came out really well. The only issues I ran into were with the evenness of the cakes, though I could have been more careful when judging the amount of batter in each pan. As it was, one took longer to cook but I just made it the sturdy bottom layer of the cake and it was totally fine.
This is also the first cake I’ve made in 2012, and I can check off 1/5 of my 2012 goal to make 5 cakes this year! Whoa. 5 cakes? Was I overzealous? Oh well. It’ll happen. We’ll just have to celebrate “random cake day” in November, or something.
It wasn’t very difficult to make, and came out really nicely. I would definitely recommend this recipe – and also, all of Sweetapolita’s blog. She rocks.
Word of warning: this cake is a sugar OVERLOAD. It’s quite good, but cut the pieces small – it’s rich. Everyone enjoyed it though!