What to Bake Now: Birthday Cakes!

It’s my birthday, and I’ve got birthday cakes on the brain!  Everybody’s got their own idea about what makes a cake a birthday cake, but first and foremost, it has to be homemade.  Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate that special day, homestyle!

source: Sweetish.co

 

…let’s see, for me, a birthday cake absolutely has to have layers, at least two.  But it shouldn’t be too fancy, it should look homemade because the best cakes are the ones we pull out of our own ovens.  My mom always made chocolate (Duncan Hines) with her own vanilla buttercream, and it sat on a dinner plate on the counter looking like a million bucks.

So don’t rely on the big box stores to get your supplies ~ check out some of my favorite homespun ways to keep it simple, and keep it in-house on your big day…

 


 

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM CAKE ~ Style Sweet CA

 


 

GLUTEN FREE DEVILS FOOD CAKE ~ Gluten Free on a Shoestring

 


 

MOIST YELLOW CAKE ~ Bakerella

 


 

DIY CAKE DOME ~ A Beautiful Mess

 


 

ONE BOWL DEVIL’S FOOD LAYER CAKE ~ Cloudy Kitchen

 


 

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY CAKE ~ Sally’s Baking Addiction

 


 

VEGAN VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING ~ Wife Mama Foodie

 


 

DIY HAND DIPPED DIY BIRTHDAY CANDLES ~ The Merrythought

 


 

CLASSIC CELEBRATION CAKE ~ The Sugar Coated Cottage

 


 

DIY CLOWN CAKE TOPPERS ~ Oh Happy Day

 


 

CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH CHERRY BUTTERCREAM ~ Madeline Hall

 


 

HOMEMADE SPRINKLES

 


 

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT LAYER CAKE ~ The Brick Kitchen

 


 

HOMEMADE PAN RELEASE ~ i am baker

 


 

MOIST WHITE CAKE ~ Baked By An Introvert

 


 

ALMOND CREPE CAKE WITH RASPBERRY-ROSE CREAM ~ Milly’s Kitchen

 


 

PARTY HAT GARLAND TUTORIAL ~ The House That Lars Built

 


 

BLOOD ORANGE POPPY SEED CAKE ~ Flour Cover

 


 

SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM ~ Martha Stewart

 


 

HOW TO MAKE A DIY CAKE STAND  ~ Youtube

 


 

 

CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKE WITH MARSHMALLOW BUTTERCREAM ~ Spoonful of Flavor

 


 

BUTTER CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM ~ Add a Pinch

 


 

 

DIY CONFETTI STIX ~ Best Friends for Frosting

 


 

CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE CAKE ~ Sprinkles for Breakfast

 


 

source: The Chic Site

32 Comments

  • Reply
    LAURA CLINE
    January 22, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Happy Birthday, lovely lady!!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    January 22, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Happy Birthday Sue! Hope you had a wonderful day. Loving this collection of birthday goodness!

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      Sue
      January 22, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Thanks Jennifer :)

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    January 21, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Such an incredible round up of beautiful cakes! Happy, happy birthday to you! :)

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      Sue
      January 22, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Thank you Laura <3

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    2 Sisters Recipes
    January 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Sue! I LOVE this post!!
    So many to choose from- boy I will come to this post every time I need to choose a cake to bake… so much fun!! Thanks

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      Sue
      January 22, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Me too ~ I’ve got my eye on the moist yellow cake with the pink frosting for next year…

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    Deborah Schrodt
    January 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Well Sue it’s my birthday today also. I shared with my hubby who loves to bake so I guess I have a yummy cake coming my way. Happy Birthday to you and thanks for the share!

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      I knew there had to be a birthday buddy or two out there ~ happy birthday Deborah!

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    Kelly K.
    January 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! It is a great day for a birthday…I should know. What a treat to see all of these delicious cakes on our special day. I really enjoy your blog! Cheers!

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    Connie
    January 21, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!! Thanks for all your time!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    January 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Happy Birthday Sue! I wish you a slice of each!

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Yum!

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    Tami Gifford
    January 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s the best one ever. Yummy looking cakes in this post and love the DIY ideas.

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    Haley
    January 21, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Happy Birthday!! I would totally bake that blood orange poppy seed cake for you! ;)

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

      :)))

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Happy Birthday, Sue! Those birthday cakes are gorgeous.

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

      I want a bite of every one ;)

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    Karla
    January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Ooh, these all look so good! Happy Birthday… what would be your pick of the lot? My kids always ask for something fruit-flavored, and for my almost-5-year-old’s birthday next month, I already had that Strawberry Cake pinned (along with a couple bags of freeze-dried strawberries for the frosting).

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    Elaine Wilson
    January 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Happy Birthday, Sue!

    The cakes look delectable….which one did you choose for your special day? Enjoy your day.

    Thanks for your wonderful blog full of great ideas and great photography.

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    Susan
    January 21, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Happy birthday, Sue! Wonderful roundup. Have a terrific day.

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    Vicki
    January 21, 2018 at 9:14 am

    The best of birthdays to you Sue! Thanks so much for the great site and wonderful recipes. Your hard work and and incredible ingenuity are much appreciated!

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thanks Vicki, that makes the passing of yet another year (almost) worth it :)

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    Pamela
    January 21, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

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    Amy in Hunting Valley, OH
    January 21, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Happy Birthday Sue!!! Wishing you a wonderful happy and healthy year!!!!

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    Deanna
    January 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Happy Happy Birthday !

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    Kristin Larson
    January 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the inspirations

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    Monique
    January 21, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Happy Birthday! What a great glossary:) I made Ina’s Beatty cake yesterday for a bday..:) Will love having this series Pinned.Thank you.

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      Sue
      January 21, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Thanks Monique ~ I almost included her cake, love that one, too, she’s the best <3

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    January 21, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Happy birthday my friend! I hope you have a fantastic day and may you get to eat some of these gorgeous cakes!

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    Chris Scheuer
    January 21, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Happy happy birthday Sue, I wish you the fun and joy represented in every one of these beautiful cakes!

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    cakespy
    January 21, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Birthday cake is my favorite dessert in the world! Thank you for the sweet (literally) inspiration!

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