It was such a fun one to put together and really easy.
I volunteered at the last minute to make my niece a cake for her 7th birthday. She loves polka dots. I may or may not be a little proud of the fact that she loves polka dots because it all goes back to the burp cloths I made for her when she was a baby...but that's a story for another time. There she is in her polka dot dress.
Not only did I volunteer at the last minute, but I volunteered while we were out of town for the weekend, so I didn't have all my usual cake decorating supplies with me. (Not that my supplies are all that fancy...and pretty much just what I bought years ago when I took a Wilton cake decorating class.) And yeah...I have an awesome mother-in-law to let me bake a cake in her kitchen while we're visiting.
I basically baked two cake mixes up in circle pans for a total of 4 layers. Ideally, you'd use a cake leveler so your layers stack nice and flat, but I didn't have one with me...hence the slightly crooked look. My mother-in-law said the whole creation reminds her of something out of a Dr. Seuss book. I think the bright wonky colors and crookedness are what does it.
Anyway, after layering it with an incredible amount of frosting to fill in all the cracks, I added chocolate candies all over. I went to Winco in their bulk section and just got a few of each kind. It's mostly chocolate and vanilla melts and different sizes of M&Ms.
My niece was thrilled with the cake. My nephew said it was the first "real cake" he'd ever seen...which I think just means he hadn't seen a stacked circle cake like that before...because I know my sister has baked her kids plenty of cakes. To add to the coolness of the whole thing, my mother-in-law happened to have birthday candles with different colored flames.
I may or may not be someone's favorite auntie...at least for a few days.
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