Buttercream & Frosting, Cakes, Desserts, Milk Bar Mondays

Milk Bar Mondays – Birthday Layer Cake

June 18, 2012
I think it’s no surprise that I love sprinkles.  And not only do I just love sprinkles, I love colors.  Everything from my food photography to my décor in my home is colorful.  So it only makes sense that I would love this Birthday Layer Cake for this week’s Milk Bar Mondays.  A vanilla cake filled with rainbow sprinkles, layered between white frosting and birthday cake crumbs – Now this is my type of dessert. 
This cake was made to taste like the {funfetti} birthday cake you buy from a box, and the stark white frosting you buy in a can.  At first I was a little skeptical that a homemade, from-scratch cake recipe that actually tastes like the box version really does exist.  I already have a couple recipes that are supposed to taste like the funfetti box cake, but they aren’t quite exact.  
I can honestly say that this recipe is the closest to the box cake and canned frosting from the store.  But this cake is even better.  Why?  It’s homemade, from scratch, with no chemicals or preservatives.  But still has the delicious flavor and texture.   
I love all the recipes from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, and many have them been one of my favorite desserts.  But many of them have so many steps and take so long to make, that I don’t see myself coming back to them often.  However, this cake recipe is different.  I will make this birthday cake, with or without sprinkles.  But knowing me, sprinkles will be involved :).
For the recipe, head on over to Audra’s Blog, The Baker Chick.
And don’t forget to check out the other girls’ versions:
Cassie from Bake Your Day
Meagan from Scarletta Bakes
Nicole from Sweet Peony
Jacqueline from The Dusty Baker
Erin from Big Fat Baker

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  • Rachel Cooks June 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I love how gorgeous and fancy this is. Not to mention it looks insanely delicious.

  • beth.pollock June 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    This cake looks wonderful, and it’s great that it isn’t as hard as some of the others. What a find!

  • Averie Cooks June 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Sorry that I couldn’t get things together in time to post with you all…this cake looks amazing. And interesting that you think it’s close to a box mixed/canned frosting but made from scratch. Good info!

  • Christina June 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    It’s not my birthday, but I still want this. That’s ok, right? 🙂

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day June 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I absolutely adored this cake. It looks amazing, Krissy!!

  • nicole {sweet peony} June 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Yum- your cake looks fantastic! This is definitely a keeper for me too 🙂

  • Dinnersdishesdessert June 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Your cake looks incredible! Love how tall it is!

  • Paula Kelly-Bourque June 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

    That is one big, delicious and fun looking birthday cake!

  • Audra June 19, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Ooh Krissy- I love those big bright sprinkles! They make the cake even that much more beautiful. I always adore your bright and beautiful photos too! xo

  • Jacqueline Raposo June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    As soon as I jumped on this page I was like, “WOW, this cake is PERFECT for Krissy!!!”. It truly does seem at home on this site. LOVE it!

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama June 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    What a pretty and fun cake!!!

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  • BigFatBaker June 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Your sprinkles are so vibrant and pretty! And I agree, this is the closest cake I’ve tasted to the original – its fabulous.

  • Jojo June 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    this cake looks ridiculous and ridiculously good!

  • Anonymous July 11, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I just received this cook book for my birthday along with the milk bar birthday cake truffles which are phenomenal. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

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