Monday, September 17, 2012

Funfetti Cake

Funfetti Cake

My sister was recently in town to celebrate her birthday. I was tasked with making a main dish and a dessert for a barbeque with a few friends. I was actually leaning towards cheesecake recipes because I have been craving cheesecake for months, but my sister was adamant about a non-chocolate cake. Eventually, we both agreed on a funfetti cake from scratch. It was a great night and I am fairly certain my sister had a memorable birthday. The cake was certainly a highlight. The light, sweet, and fluffy cake was accented with the best vanilla buttercream I have ever tried. I definitely am of the opinion that making the cake from scratch bested making it from a box. My cake frosting skills still need work, but they didn't take away from the tastiness of the cake.

Funfetti Cake

The cake is from Kokocooks who adapted from Williams-Sonoma. I was a little lighter on the sugar and used bigger "jimmie" sprinkles, but otherwise stayed true to the original. The buttercream is adapted from Gimme Some Oven and the only change I made was to leave out the milk. You can find the cake recipe here and the buttercream recipe here.

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aida mollenkamp said...

So cute -- I'm sure your sister loved the homemade cake!

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

OMG. I love how great this cake looks. Homemade funfetti cake is so pretty and yummy!

vanillasugarblog said...

happy birthday to your sister!
that color blue is so vivid.
and yes, homemade is the best.

Gastronomer said...

It's perfect! Great job, Esi.

banana wonder said...

Beautiful and so pretty! Happy Birth to your sister.

marla said...

Such a fun cake! Love the blue :)

susan said...

that blue frosting makes me crazy - in a good way! so glad to hear you are getting visitors. I could be next!

Unknown said...

love funfetti, so i most certainly need to try a homemade version :) happy bday to your sis!

Diana said...

My friend Ali would freak over this! She actually had funfetti as her wedding cake! You better be careful posting something like this... you live in the same city now! And her birthday is a month and a half away! ;)

P.S. I drove by Bar Covell on the way home from dinner tonight and thought of you. If you were here I would have called you to meet me for a glass of Rose!