OK so it is confession time.
I can bake many things but I can’t frost a cake… well I can do it but not the pretty way.
Seriously, how to frost a cake is something I haven’t mastered.
So for our girl’s birthday party I got her favorite chocolate cake from Costco and I gave it a 10 minute makeover.
We give makeovers to almost everything here in our home.
This is a perfect solution for a last minute party or if you are like me and can’t frost, then here is a cute cake!
This is how the cake came from the store… it is delicious and pretty but not girly enough.
The first thing I did was to cover the top with sprinkles… what a cute and fun way to bring color!
Next I made a little banner to finish decorating the cake.
To make the banner I used two bamboo sticks, the same ones you used to make Shish Kebabs.
I tied bakers twine to each of them and then I tied small pieces of fabric and ribbon on it.
Easy and super fun!
…Our birthday girl loved it and the fact that it took me 10 minutes to decorate was a plus for me!
So next time you are in a hurry or need a birthday cake on a budget just grab one of these babies
and give it your own touch!
You can see more of Anni’s birthday party here.
Have a yummy day my friends!
I did the same thing for my son’s birthday! Same chocolate cake, but I put a dump truck on it dumping out candy via a picture I saw on pinterest. It was the cutest and easiest cake ever!
I love your idea! I bet it looked great.
My gosh, maybe this is what I should have been doing the whole time! I love making the cute banners…and after it’s taken me 2 days to bake the dang cake, I barely have the time to make the banner. (The banner is pretty much made with not a lot of effort!) It’s bday season at my house. So, looks like I’ll be hanging out in the baking section in Costco instead of the baking ISLE with all the (cheap and huge) bags of powdered sugar! This is that kind of post where I’m sure we all will be saying, “Why didn’t I think of this?” before I spent hours on a cake! hehe
From now on I will be doing this more and more often as well 😉
Have a great day!
I love this post! I think the majority is with you on the frosting thing. It must take hours and hours of practice or something and how often does the average person frost a cake. Right?! I love what you did with this cake that looks so yummmmmy. It made me want to go to Costco for a cake to jazz up and throw a party… just cuz’ Desi inspired me! :):) happi Monday! -Jillene
so cute! I wasn’t sure about my cake decorating skills for my daughter’s birthday this year so I used an easy spruce up method myself!! Ruffled ribbon! http://dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2013/06/easy-diy-ruffled-ribbon-birthday-cake.html
What a great cake! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! This is a great idea! My cakes will never be the same! I like this shortcut and I will use it, forever. Smiles!
Fun ideas Desi!! This is the perfect solution to making any store bought cake awesome. Best of both worlds!
What a nice way to spruce up a store bought cake. I am glad I am not the only one that can not frost a cake. I’ve tried on numerous occasions but can’t seem to get it to turn out good. I still do it anyway though, lol.