We’ve all got an aluminum cake pan — or two — in the kitchen cupboard. (Who remembers this vintage cake pan? It’s one of my all-time favorites.)
Without a doubt, that’s a fast, easy way to whip up a quick birthday cake.
Just mix up a box of cake mix. Dump it into the pan. When it comes out of the oven, slather on some frosting out of a little plastic tub. Stick a handful of colored candles in it. And bingo, you’ve got a birthday cake. Right?
Personally, I like to kick it up a notch.
Good News: It really doesn’t take much more effort to make a layer cake.
The extra effort associated with layer cakes shows that you think the recipient is just a little bit more special and deserves more than just your average birthday cake.
For just a few dollars you can pick up a set of 3 layer cake pans that nest together. (They actually take up less space than the 9×13 cake box mentioned earlier!)
This video shows you how easy it is to stack and decorate a layer cake:
More great tips for making layer cakes in this video:
In the end, layer cakes — whether plain or elaborate — make a statement that you are proud of your effort and you feel that the recipient deserves something extra-special.
Forget the mix out of the box too. I always make cakes from scratch. They just taste so much better.
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