Beautiful Birthday Cakes to Celebrate Your Special Day

August 1, 2014

A beautiful birthday cake really makes getting one year old that much easier.  Purchasing a cake from a local bakery or using a boxed cake mix may be easier, but making a birthday from scratch is truly a labor of love.  Every good birthday cake has multiple layers and is frosted with buttercream.  These features will make it stand out among the rest.  Check out these recipes for your next celebratory dessert.

Purple Ombre Sprinkles Cake
Recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes

When you slice into this cake, you're met with a colorful surprise.  This purple ombre sprinkles cake is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.  While I love the transcendence of deep royal purple to pale lavender, you can apply this technique to create any color cake you want.

Chocolate Birthday Cake
Recipe by Sweetapolita

Nothing beats a classic chocolate birthday cake.  This scrumptious recipe is accompanied by a tutorial that shows you how to frost a cake and pipe a frosting border like a pro.

Brown Butter Funfetti Cake
Recipe by Baker by Nature

This funfetti cake is far from the boxed version.  The browned butter that's mixed in the cake batter adds a nutty note to this already decadent dessert.  If that wasn't enough, the outside is covered in rich bourbon buttercream.

Vanilla Confetti Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream
Recipe by Cakes by Chichi

Vanilla confetti cake is a simple yet elegant celebratory dessert.  The specks of bright yellow and pink against the white cake are absolutely gorgeous.  If you are going to make this for a themed party, coordinate the sprinkles to match the party colors. 

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