Beach Birthday!

This past week I was in Panama City with my family for our annual summer vacation! There are usually at least 11 of us, and sometimes more than that, and it's something that I look forward to every summer! This time one of my cousin's brought his girlfriend and we learned after we got to our condo that her birthday was three days into our vacation. So, I made a cake. :)

We stayed in this really awesome condo in a corner unit with a wrap-around balcony that had an amazing view of the ocean on one side, and a view of the bay on the other side! It was the best place we've ever stayed. Also because they had cake pans and an electric mixer in the kitchen. ;)

What's really cool about this cake is that anyone can make it.  Seriously, I left all my favorite baking things at home and had to use whatever our condo had.  I got a funfetti cake, some icing that comes with sprinkles in the lid, and blue icing that you can buy in a can that comes with its own decorating tips.  Super easy and a quick clean-up!  Perfect for college and dorm rooms.

I still have a hard time frosting cakes and making them look flat and knew that wasn't going to happen here, so I just made little swirls with the back of a spoon.  I think this makes cakes look fancier anyway.

Sometimes I sort of have an idea about what I want a cake to look like, but most times it doesn't turn out like I want it to and I have to change it up.  I like how this one turned out though.  I love how the blue frosting matches the blue in the sprinkles!

I took a bunch of super close up photos.  I just love them for some reason.

I wanted the top to look like the sprinkles exploded.

Mission accomplished. :)

Happy Birthday, Laura!  Hope it was a good one :)


  1. Not only did this cake taste fabulous, but it looked even better. Your cake decorating is really coming along.

  2. You come up with very creative ideas! They look like they taste good too.

  3. It was a beautiful cake and an incredibly thoughtful thing to do! And so yummy. I took a picture of my piece :)

  4. Just goes to show you don't need a lot of fancy stuff to make a pretty cake - even away from home. We really hope Laura enjoyed it! She is a very lovely person and deserved an equally lovely cake!

  5. That cake was a smash hit! It was so wonderfully decorated and delicious.