Cake, DIY

Progression of a Birthday Cake, and a Happy Birthday!

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Today is my best friend’s birthday, and I decided to celebrate this joyous occasion by making a cake. Surprise, right?? Anyway, Elaine’s favorite flavor is green tea, so I went for a green tea cake with strawberries and vanilla italian buttercream.

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After trimming and dividing the sheet.

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A nice layer of buttercream

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aaaand some strawberries.

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Adding the second layer of cake.

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Spackling on some icing with cake decorator extraordinaire, Senor Roberto, aka the hubby-to-be!

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Woohoo!

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A bit o’ piping along the sides,

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and some more help from Senor Roberto, making some chrysanthemums.

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The finished cake! Woohoo!

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All boxed up and ready to go! For the green tea cake, I went to GreenTeaParadise and used recipe #2, and for a tutorial on how to pipe chrysanthemums, you can go to the queen herself, Martha Stewart. Anyway, I hope you have an amazing birthday, Elaine, and may every year treat you better as they come!

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