Adventures of Baking a Birthday Bundt Cake!

To Bundt or Not to Bundt?

This morning, I woke up excited and feeling quite blessed that my mini-me is 13 years old today. She laid her head to rest as mommy’s baby girl and woke up a young lady. A full-fledged teenager! This day is screaming for a cake! And I know just which one to make. The core of my baby girl is a simple child. She loves her classic sweets, so what is more classic than a vanilla pound cake? Right!

Only thing is I instinctively revert to bundt cakes when I think pound cake. But does a 13 year old wants a bundt cake on their birthday or do they want fun colors, moustaches and sprinkles? Hello!! Sprinkles & moustaches!!

So here comes the great comprise of November 2013 that solves my inherent need to bundt my baby girl’s birthday cake while still giving her the obligatory moustache.

Here’s what I did! I took a bit of the batter and made a couple of mini vanilla bundts, frosted the tops of the cake with my spectacular cream cheese frosting, sprinkles & adorned the bundt with personalized moustache toppers.

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I delivered the mini bundts to her school during lunch so she could have a special treat on her special day. She was the envy of her friends, and she immediately grabbed the moustache topper and began using it as a prop.

The rest of the batter was used to make a three layer 8” cake. I also filled the cake with my scrumptious cream cheese frosting, and frosted the outside with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.

First, I crumb-coated the cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue, and then used the rest of the frosting to make large buttercream rosettes. Apply more sprinkles and a matching banner to the top of the cake!

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Viola!

Happy 13th Birthday Jessie Mae!

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-Chef Breezee

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