Happy Birthday…


Cupcake Cake

Today is MyDadLovesMeBestSister’s birthday. Remember that cake decorating kit I gave my niece in for her birthday in January? She’s been practicing away, and she wanted to make her mother’s birthday cake.

Cupcake Cake

So, she came over last night and we made a cupcake cake, using the Wilton giant cupcake pan (which is available at many stores as well as online — I got mine with a 50% off coupon from JoAnn’s). I showed her just a few little things and she did the rest all by herself. Didn’t she do a great job? (And btw, if you happen to use this pan, you need to bake the bottom of the cake separately from the top — it doesn’t take as long to bake and the top will be overdone if you do them together as the pan suggests.)

Cupcake Cake

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. I got home from my trip a day late (thank you midwest thunderstorms!) so I’ll be back when I’m caught up!


34 Thoughts on “Happy Birthday…

  1. What a cute cake! Love it!

  2. Teresa on April 27, 2008 at 11:11 am said:

    Oh wow…that is a big cupcake. I did not realize how big until I saw the last picture. And it is so pretty – almost too pretty to cut into, notice I said almost. I bet it taste as good as it looks.

  3. I thought by the first pic that it was a small-ish cupcake. WOW, what a cool idea for a birthday cake! Love it!

    Jody (who thinks you’re a wonderful auntie)

  4. Junie on April 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm said:

    Hey Anna – Glad you’re back home! The cupcake cake is so sweet! What a nice aunt you are and what wonderful thing for your niece to do for her momma! Love the apron too! xoxox Junie

  5. How cute is this??? I am going to go right out and grab myself one of these pans. Your neice did a great job and I am sure she probably had a great time! It is nice to see people take the time to teach kids these kitchen essentials as so many of them don’t know how to properly even measure ingredients or follow a recipe any more.

  6. What a cute cake – she did a great job!!

  7. I love that cup cake, neverseen one of those and so beautifully decorated :) Love the apron.

  8. I see talent runs in the family – cute cake and apron. Happy Birthday to your sister

    Hugs – Karen

  9. what a beautiful job she did….a little budding artist you have there!

  10. Jewels on April 27, 2008 at 6:28 pm said:

    Anna, so glad you are back safe and sound. The cake is darling. I saw that pan at Michael’s but I couldn’t imagine what it would look like. You both did a wonderful job. You are such a great Aunt. Happy Birthday Sister! xoxo

  11. Boy, it seems like I have been away on vacation for a while. You have been very busy. Just caught up on your posts. I adore the cake you make with your niece. How wonderful it is!! You are so creative you almost don’t want to eat it. I hope it was yummy and Happy Birthday to mydadlovesmebestsister!

  12. Ooh, I love the giant cupcake cake! I’m going to look for that pan now. Definitely easier to decorate one big one than lots of small ones. Less mess, too. Hope it was well recieved!

  13. I love the giant cupcake. SO fun!

  14. Wow she did a wonderful job, a junior baker :-) I haven’t seen that pan, it’s adorable!

  15. Wow! That cake looks amazing (and yummy). You have such a lovely blog, btw, I will definately be back!

  16. Talent runs in the family, what a wonderful big cupcake she made…yummer!

  17. What a fab cake – and your niece looks so cute making it! Lucy x

  18. What great fun. I read another blog that had the same comment about only cooking half at a time. In this day of thinking “green,” I guess they should have made two separate pans so that you could bake them at the same time and just take the shallower pan out sooner. I’ve been off backpacking…I’ll catch up with you later.

  19. The cake is WONDERFUL!! That was a great gift for your niece. The cupcake cake pan is so adorable.
    Who is Weinerhead??

    You are the Queen of creative names!!

  20. How great is that. And I didn’t even know there was a giant cupcake pan! What a fun thing to do together.

  21. What a wonderful cake! I wonder if I can find a tin like that over here … hmmm.

  22. That cupcake cake is fabulous.

  23. What an amazingly wonderful cake–your gift kit certainly inspired your niece as it’s such a beautiful creation. What a great little baker she is. Happy birthday to your sister!

  24. Happy Birthday to your sister Anna. What a fab cake, I’m not feeling too well at the moment but a cake like that might just cheer me up! I wonder if I could find a tin like that over here?

  25. Hey it was my birthday too! and my 11 year old son made a delicious cake (not quite so professionally decorated) – it tasted so good. Your niece did a beautiful job!

  26. That is just tooooo special and sweet!

  27. If that cake tastes as sweet as it looks…..! Oh, my! Great job to your niece and Happy Birthday to your Sis’, Anna.

  28. Sometimes I comment on the wrong post on your blog ’cause I’m used to comments coming at the bottom!! So the cute cake comment was supposed to go here lol!

  29. That’s an enormous cake!

    (How could you envy me my life? Yours sounds perfect; Waltonesque. Mine would be fine if I ever had time to breathe and if my son-in-law were not chronically depressed and… well, some other stuff that life brings along. Like most people’s, I suppose.)

  30. Happy Birthday to your sister!! And that cake is adorable. She did a wonderful job!!! Guess we know where she gets all that talent from?? Her auntie of course.

  31. I LOVE birthday cake and that one looks excellent! Great job by your niece.

  32. If that isn’t some good thinking and design. WHAT a nice apron! Humm, makes me think.

  33. I am loving that cake! Your niece did a wonderful job on it. It’s almost too pretty to eat – notice I said “almost”. Love the apron! What a wonderful party you must have had!

  34. That cake turned out so darling! I’m sure it made her mother very proud. I’ve been wanting to get that Giant cupcake pan for sometime. It’s so cute!!!

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