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.

How to spruce up a store bought cake. Cute ideas at the36thavenue.com


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.

Chocolate Cake at the36thavenue.com


The first thing I did was to cover the top with sprinkles… what a cute and fun way to bring color!

Funfetti Chocolate Cake at the36thavenue.com


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!

Birthday Chocolate Cake at the36thavenue.com


…Our birthday girl loved it and the fact that it took me 10 minutes to decorate was a plus for me!

Art Birthday Party... so fun! the36thavenue.com


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!

Costco Chocolate cake Makeover... How to spruce up a store bought cake at the36thavenue.com


You can see more of Anni’s birthday party here.

Art Birthday Party... so fun! the36thavenue.com


 Have a yummy day my friends!



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