birthday

Milk & Cookies Cake

October 18, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Milk & Cookies Cake

My favourite thing to bake lately has been cute little 6″ birthday cakes. This is no doubt due to the endless cake decorating videos I’ve been watching on Instagram (faves: @chelsweets,  @whippedcakeco, @bakingwithblondie, @karleeskupcakes). Making mini versions has been a great way to practice a few specific things (i.e. using a bench scraper to get smooth […]

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Poop Emoji Cupcakes

August 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Poop Emoji Cupcake

Yes, dear reader, it has come to this. When I texted my niece to see what kind of cake she wanted for her 10th birthday, all I got back was a line of poop emojis. I quickly did a google image search, and sure enough, they are all over the internet. I sent her back […]

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Krabby Patty Cupcakes

May 17, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Spongebob

When my nephew started telling me that he wanted Krabby Patty Cupcakes for his birthday this year, I had no idea what he was talking about. I looked to my brother for guidance and his explanation started with “Well, you know how Spongebob is a fry cook?” and the answer to that was a resounding no, as […]

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Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
darth-vader-cupcakes

My niece Rebecca keeps surprising me with her Birthday Cake selections. Last year she asked for a Shimmer & Shine cake, and this year, even though she still loves all things princess, she asked for Darth Vader Cupcakes. I asked my brother how she even knows who he is, and apparently they watched a couple […]

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Slutty Brownie Cookie Cake

October 27, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
drake-on-cake

I love making my own birthday cake. This is a long-held and well-documented belief here on Planet Byn. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that I make something with only myself in mind, and I start thinking about it months in advance. It took me forever to decide what kind of cake […]

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Caramel Banana Cake

August 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
banana-caramel-cake

I feel like a broken record talking about how old my nieces and nephews are getting, but that doesn’t make it any less true! This year my niece Charlotte turned 9, and she chose a Caramel Banana Cake for birthday, which was just an an excellent decision. This is three layers of a hydrated banana cake […]

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Minecraft Birthday Cake 2.0 {Checkerboard Cake}

May 19, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Minecraft Birthday Cake 2.0

  The other day I blogged about the easy way to make a Minecraft Birthday Cake, which I made for my niece last summer. Last month, my nephew decided he also wanted a Minecraft cake for his birthday, but his ideas were a little more complex: He drew these blueprints when we were out for […]

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Minecraft Birthday Cake 1.0

May 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Minecraft Cake 1.0

This post is a VERY belated documentation of my niece’s Minecraft Birthday Cake from last August. At the time I guess I thought it was really too simple to blog about, and didn’t look like much, but have since learned much more about the world of Minecraft cakes. I thought I would post about this easy […]

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Shimmer & Shine Birthday Cake

December 30, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Shimmer & Shine

Today is my niece Rebecca’s 3rd Birthday, and I was convinced for this whole year that I’d be making a Frozen themed cake come December. To my surprise, my brother informed me that she wanted a “Shimmer & Shine” birthday cake. Shimmer & Shine, you say? Turns out this is Rebecca’s new favourite TV show […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Everyone’s Favourite Birthday Cake

August 2, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Everyone

Today we’re celebrating Martha Stewart’s birthday with a classic yellow cake/chocolate icing combination from Baked Occasions. Matt has a deep love for Martha which he writes about in the book, and while I wouldn’t consider myself a disciple, I can appreciate her domestic goddess-ness and attention to detail. This recipe is very straightforward, and I […]

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