Wednesday, June 3, 2015
DIY Funfetti Birthday Cake
...I bummed around town with my dad.
...we ate lunch at the Hu Hot, which was good, but not as good as our old stand by, the Mongolian Grill, which closed in December.
...I got a handful of calls from some of my most favorite people in the world.
...I helped set up a new outdoor dining table that was a gift from my dad.
...I had a cocktail hour (with cupcakes!) with Matt's brothers and Casey.
...we went downtown for a Bob Marley cover band--and I even got a birthday shout out from the stage.
...we played pinball--the awesome vintage variety with the bells and everything.
...I had cake with my dad.
...Matt made me fried tofu with mashed potatoes--and learned how to knock off Funfetti cake at home.
cake mix though! I figure its not about being perfect. Its about moderation and minimizing harm.
DIY Funfetti Cake
*Prepare a vanilla cake from any ol' vanilla cake recipe. I have one here, but it would work with any vanilla cake recipe.
*After the vanilla cake batter is all ready--but before its poured into the baking pan--stir in as many nonpareils/Hundreds-and-Thousands/sprinkles as desired. (As a guide, we had a 7.5 oz bottle and made a dozen cupcakes, a two-layer round cake, and a single layer round cake--including sprinkles on top.) But JUST barely stir them in. As the batter is poured they will distribute throughout and if over-stirred they break down resulting in a cake that is more tie-dyed than confetti speckled.
*Bake according to the regular directions for the cake recipe.
*Frost and top with more nonpareils.