If you are a kid that lives in The Hungry Housewife household, you are lucky enough to get not one, but TWO Birthday cakes each year(husbands only get one..love you babe). One at your Birthday Party and one on your actual Birthday. They get to choose the theme and flavors for their Birthday Party cake and then get to pick a simpler cake for their actual Birthday day cake.
Since I have been out of whack lately, I was not into making cakes at all this year. But I created cake snobs with my kids, so I had to at least do a cake that was somewhat of a decorated cake. I kept it SUPER SIMPLE for both cakes. I asked Emma what she wanted and she said, “A white square cake with black polka dots with a cupcake on top.” Do I deliver or what?
When she saw the cake she said, “Ohhh, it’s so cute, but I wanted it taller like a wedding cake.”
First up we have the Birthday Party cake. A 9 x 13 double layer cake, one chocolate and one yellow. With a big cupcake on the top. For the cupcake I used the Wilton BigTop Cupcake pan.
And the next cake was for her actually Birthday day cake. Just for family. I keep them small and simple.
Her only request was that it be white and purple. As you can tell, she helped me with the frosting. It took everything I had not to go back behind her and totally smooth it out completely, but I wanted her to feel proud. And for a 6 year old, I think she did pretty well. She helped with the roses as well. The cake might be a little messy, but that is why it is titled a “Shabby Chic Birthday Cake”!