Monday, September 22, 2008

Birthday Sheet Cake

This was my first sheet cake! I've always wanted to make a sheet cake and there was no better time than to make it for a very special birthday! I used 2 thin layers of Billy's Vanilla cake baked in large jelly roll pans and filled the cake with chocolate buttercream.  I piped shells all around the top and bottom borders, and because the theme of this cake was "boredom",  I created 2 of the most boring circular sprinkle decorations imaginable. I mean, what the heck are those? Sprinkle balls? Weird.

Anyway, I'm totally hooked on sheet cakes now as they are so much fun to make! For an added fun element, I  baked about 3 dozen mini cuppies topped with chocolate buttercream, sprinkles, and candles and strategically placed them around the perimeter of the cake. The cake was as delicious as it looked...HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL!


Chelle said...

Gorgeous cake! Great job!

Steph said...

That looks amazing! I can't believe I still haven't made billy's vanilla cake yet and I wanted to since I saw your last post on this a long time ago.