Quick & Simple Birthday Cake Decorating.

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When I make someone a cake, for any occasion, I want to make sure it looks amazing. I know I’m not a professional baker, but I take pride in my food presentation. To celebrate my little sister’s 19th birthday this week, she only had one request: vanilla cake with vanilla icing. I wanted to make her something with a little more dazzle, so I decided jazz up the boring vanilla cake with some gorgeous and easy decorating skills.

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To start I just prepared 2 boxes of French Vanilla Cake mix in 4 8in’ circle pans according to the instructions on the box. After allowing the layers to cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 min, I laid down a thin coat of icing in between each layer and stacked the cakes, then I added a thin coat of frosting over the entire 4 layer cake. After the cake was frosted I set it in the freezer for 20 minutes to allow the cake & icing to harden in it’s stacked position.

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To prepare the sprinkles, I poured them out and spread them along evenly on a large baking sheet. Then, I took the cake out of the freezer, and rolled each side of it on the sprinkle coated baking sheet until all the sides were 100% covered in gorgeous rainbow sprinkles!

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Finally I set it on top of a lovely cake plate, and using a plastic sandwich bag filled with vanilla icing, I piped little circles along the top and bottom edges. I topped it all off with these adorable pom-poms I found at Target and that was it!

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This cake tasted amazing, only took about 1.5 hrs in total time out of my day, and best of all my little sister LOVED it! This is a great way to add something a little special to your next family gathering or celebration!

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Rainbow Sprinkles,

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