*This Funfetti Cake features fluffy cake layers, a rich vanilla buttercream frosting, and plenty of sprinkles – the perfect treat for a birthday celebration!*
Celebrating birthdays in college was always so much fun. Whether it was your special day or a friend’s, there was always a dinner out, cake, and an epic party. I remember one year, my birthday happened to fall on a Friday. I skipped my only class of the day, and my friends and I drove into Los Angeles. We spent the afternoon bopping around the city, and even though it was pouring rain, it felt so special to spend the entire day surrounded by my besties. Of course, the fancy steak frites we enjoyed for dinner was pretty special, too.
College birthdays also meant, always, a requisite cake from the little bakery just a couple of blocks off campus. We became very familiar with each of their various creations – from chocolate buttercream to ice cream cakes to pink champagne frosting – as we chose a new, special cake for each successive friend’s birthday. The one that stands out most to me is a sky-high funfetti cake swathed in pastel purple frosting that my friends surprised me with one year.
In these post-college years, however, I’m declaring it time to embrace the homemade birthday cake! Sure, you could pick up a dozen cupcakes from the local bakery, instead – I’m sure no one will be mad. But how special would it be to surprise a friend with a cake you made entirely from scratch? My normal go-to birthday cake is the most delicious and decadent chocolate creation (I’ll have to share it with you soon). But today, I decided to switch things up a bit, and try my hands at a funfetti cake. Fluffy, light cake layers are brimming with plenty of colorful sprinkles; a sweet vanilla buttercream takes this treat to the next level. This funfetti cake is the ultimate celebration cake, and perfect for a loved one’s birthday!
This Funfetti Cake features fluffy cake layers, a rich vanilla buttercream frosting, and plenty of sprinkles - the perfect treat for a birthday celebration! For Cake: For Frosting:
This Funfetti Cake features fluffy cake layers, a rich vanilla buttercream frosting, and plenty of sprinkles - the perfect treat for a birthday celebration!