Saturday, February 15, 2014

blue funfetti birthday cake with piped shell sides

My friend Helen's baby had her first birthday exactly one month before my youngest baby Micah. She had asked me to make a funfetti birthday cake, but at the time I was so busy that I wasn't able to (so sorry, Helen!). But when it was time for me to make Micah's birthday cake a month later, I just couldn't get funfetti out of my head! So I made him a vanilla cake using my favorite vanilla cake recipe, and threw in a half cup of rainbow sprinkles to make it funfetti.

Then I baked the cake layers in two 8-inch pans. They came out so fun and colorful compare to the first funfetti cake that I made (I didn't add enough sprinkles to that one!)

Then I sliced each cake layer into half horizontally, and filled them with freshly whipped cream.

With the rest of the whipped cream, I tinted it a pretty aqua color (using Americolor Sky Blue), and used it to frost the outside of the cake.

Then for the sides of the cake, I drew inspiration from this adorable rainbow cake at My Cake School! I had seen it randomly the week before while browsing Pinterest, and loved the look of the piped shells covering the sides of the cake.

I loved the look of the cake, and almost just left it like this, but thought it needed a "birthday" touch added to it ...

So I sprinkled some multicolored round confetti sprinkles around the sides on the top of the cake to give it more of a "birthday" feel!

Micah certainly liked it - boy, does this kid love cake! He couldn't get enough of it!

I can't believe my youngest baby is already one!

Happy Birthday to my little Micah! We love you!!!


  1. So cute! And what a great idea. What kid wouldn't love getting a cake full of sprinkles?! Love it.

  2. What a GORGEOUS cake! Happy birthday, baby Micah :)

  3. Oh, I absolutely love the way you decorated this cake - and the sprinkles on top were the perfect finishing touch. Great job!!

  4. thanks for the sweet comments @Sowmya Sundararajan and @dina !

  5. The cake looks amazing. I love how you put the sprinkles on top which is this cute hint on what you'll get on the inside of the cake. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi,
    Happy Birthday to Micah.
    What a decoration!!
    very amazing!
    I like it.

  7. Beautiful cake! Happy Birthday, Micah!