How to Bake The Perfect Birthday Cake

Want to make any birthday extra special?  This spectacular ruffled flower cake is perfect for a birthday celebration, baby shower, or any occasion that calls for cake! Our Sweet Creations cake bakes up thin, beautiful layers of ruffled cake. It’s easy to make a lovely, delicious cake with Sweet Creations Scallop Layer Cake Pan Set with Leveling Knife. Swap out your regular round cake pans for these gorgeous party pans and give your birthday cake some added flair.

Because we know how busy we all are, we decided to start this recipe off with a basic box of cake mix. Storebought frosting, however, simply doesn’t make the cut, so we’ve topped our cake with rich and creamy, party pink homemade buttercream. Topped with sprinkles, this stunning four-layer birthday cake makes a stunning centerpiece for any celebration.

How to Make the Perfect Birthday Cake

Here’s what you’ll need to make our Perfect Birthday Cake:

For the Cake:
1 box Funfetti Cake Mix
¾ cup flour
4 egg whites
½ cup butter, melted
1 2/3 cups water

For the Frosting:
1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ -¾ cup milk
2 teaspoons pink food coloring
Sprinkles (for garnish)

Follow the simple steps below for a show-stopping cake:

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray four Sweet Creations flower cake pans with nonstick baking spray.

Step 2: In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together cake mix, flour, egg whites, melted butter, and water. Beat just until all ingredients are incorporated.

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Step 3: Spread batter in prepared cake pans. Bake for 9-14 minutes, or just until the center of each cake springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely.

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Step 4: With a sharp knife, level the cake by slicing the rounded top from each layer. Remove layers from the cake pans.

Step 5: Prepare frosting by beating all frosting ingredients together, adding just enough milk to make the frosting fluffy and spreadable.

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Step 6: Frost each cake layer, one of top of the other. Top with frosting and sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

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The Perfect Cake Pan, Now Available Online!

We used the Sweet Creations Scallop Layer Cake Pan Set with Leveling Knife to make this beautiful birthday cake. Now available on Amazon, ship it straight to your front door and make your own gorgeous party treats! The Sweet Creations Scallop Layer Cake Pan Set features:

  • Makes it easy to make trendy scallop layer cakes
  • Includes two 7 inch scallop pans and a leveling knife
  • High quality non stick surface
  • Easy clean up
  • 100 % satisfaction guarantee
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How To Make a Perfect Birthday Cake


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