DIY Cake Batter Ice Cream

Hi there everybody! Are you ready for Memorial Day Weekend? We are! And if you are looking for something to make for your BBQ this weekend why not try homemade cake batter ice cream? We’ve got 3 different recipes to choose from, including one for Vegans! Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot day? And who doesn’t love cake batter 🙂

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream – This recipe from Sweet 2 Eat Baking is both beautiful and delicious! We love the pink and cheery color of this ice cream, and we don’t think the nopariels sprinkles are optional… go big or go home!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream – Image & recipe from Sweet 2 Eat Baking

Vegan Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream – Just because you are going without dairy or animal products, doesn’t mean you can’t have ice cream, and birthday cake ice cream at that. This delicious and simple recipe comes from One Year of Hippiness.

Vegan Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream – Image & recipe from One Year of Hippiness.

Birthday Cake Remix Ice Cream  – If you love this ice cream from Cold Stone, you will love this copycat recipe from Life, Love, and Sugar! It’s bursting with birthday cake flavor (it has a box of funfetti cake mix in it for goodness sakes) and doesn’t require an ice cream maker! 

Birthday Cake Remix Ice Cream – Image & recipe from Life, Love, and Sugar.

So which is your favorite take on cake batter ice cream? Have you ever made ice cream at home?

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3 Fresh Takes On Cake Batter Treats!

Who doesn’t ADORE cake batter flavored anything? It is such a happy, festive, colorful, and DELICIOUS combination! Perfect for any birthday celebration of course! This week we rounded up three new takes on cake batter flavored treats: homemade truffles, Oreos, and cinnamon rolls! Even if it’s not your birthday this weekend, we highly recommend you make up a batch of these sprinkle laden cinnamon rolls! They are awesome 🙂

Cake Batter Truffles – Truffles are so simple, but look amazing and really wow people. This recipe comes from The Novice Chef and takes little effort but some patience while these treats chill!

Cake Batter Truffles – Image & recipe from The Novice Chef

Homemade Cake Batter Oreos – Oreos meet cake batter, and love ensues! The cookies on these Oreos are definitely softer than the store-bought kind… so kind of like a cake batter whoopie pie. This recipe comes from The Teenage Taste!

Homemade Cake Batter Oreos – Image & recipe from The Teenage Taste.

Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls – We have died and gone to cake batter heaven! How perfect would this be for a birthday breakfast (or even breakfast this weekend)? This amazing recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. And it wouldn’t be hard to become addicted to these cinnamon rolls!

Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls – Image & recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction

So which take on the cake batter treat was your favorite? We think you know ours (psst…. it’s the cinnamon buns)!

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DIY Everything You Need To Eat Your Birthday Cake!

Hey there Make A Birthday Wish Readers! Thanks for checking back in. Today we’ve got 3 colorful and quick DIY ideas for 3 things that present your birthday cake in the perfect light: a cake stand, cake toppers, and utensils!

DIY Cake Stand – This tutorial from No. 2 Pencil uses 3 simple supplies: colorful cups and plates from Target, and craft adhesive. Check out her awesome tutorial which has step by step pictures to guide you along the way! How simple and adorable are these? The best part is you can find cups and plates in any color or pattern to match your party theme.

DIY Cake Stands – Image & Tutorial from No. 2 Pencils

DIY Geometric Cake Toppers – Such a simple and fun idea from the gorgeous blog Julep. In four simple steps you can add some pizazz to the top of your cake! And the concept is super simple, so just swap out for any geometric shape of your choosing!

DIY Geometric Cake Toppers – Image & Tutorial from Julep

DIY Party Utensils – these beautiful little wooden utensils come from the craft book Find and Keep. Check out this post from The Design Files, reviewing the craft book Find and Keep, and shares other great crafts you can learn to make!

DIY Party Utensils – Image from The Design Files, reviewing Find and Keep.

Which craft is your favorite way to jazz up a birthday cake?

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Be Square On Your Birthday: 3 Sweet Bar Recipes!

Being square isn’t always a bad thing. We think these three square treats are perfect for your next birthday bash. They are pretty simple to make, pretty tasty, and well very pretty to look at!

Birthday Cake Fudge – Can you say decadence? The richness of fudge might make it not ideal most of the year… but come on it’s your birthday, live a little! This recipe comes from Make Bake Celebrate, a wonderful baking blog worth checking out.

Birthday Cake Fudge – Image & Recipe from Make Bake Celebrate

Birthday Cake Marshmallows – How adorable are these fluffy squares of sweetness? This recipe comes from Spicy Icecream, and is not too tricky! Definitely worth a try.

Birthday Cake Marshmallows – Image & Recipe from Spicy Icecream

Birthday Cake 7 Layer Bars – can’t decide on just one sweet indulgence? No problem go with a seven layer bar! This awesome recipe by The Domestic Rebel combines Funfetti cake, chocolate chips, marshmallow, cupcake bites, and two kinds of oreos!

Birthday Cake 7 Layer Bars

What is your favorite bar shaped sweet treat?

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3 Creative Birthday Cake Ideas

Oh sweet, sweet birthday cake! Are you looking for some fresh ideas to try at the next party? Maybe one of these three cake ideas will get your creative baking juices flowing. They are all gorgeous and tasty! Enjoy 🙂

Banana Split Birthday Cake – this decadent cake comes from alanabread, and don’t worry the “ice cream” won’t melt… they are actually butter cream balls! This is definitely a cake worthy of a special birthday. Her recipe even comes with a helpful step by step illustration of how to construct the cake!

Banana Split Birthday Cake – Recipe & Photo from alana bread.

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Doughnut Birthday Cake – How whimsical and simple? You can save time by using pre-made donuts, or if you are feeling adventurous why not make your own (here is a recipe we like). This birthday confection is perfect for the doughnut-lover in your life.

Doughnut Birthday Cake – Image & Recipe by Best Friends for Frosting.

Homemade Cake Batter Truffle Mini Cakes – Cake batter anything is amazing… and in truffle form cake batter may be even better. This arrangement of truffles is great for events where you don’t feel like cutting a traditional cake, and let’s guests control their portions. These sweet truffles would be great for a wedding or bridal shower too!

Cake Batter Truffle Mini Birthday Cakes – image & recipe by Club Chica Circle.

Which is your favorite take on the traditional birthday cake?

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Cupcakes

This week we have been craving cupcakes, and with a mission of bringing birthday cheer to the children of San Jose, it’s no surprise! So today we wanted to share a few of our favorite things—some inspirational pictures from around the web of beautiful and delicious cupcakes! We hope you enjoy and get inspired to create some fantastic cupcakes for your next event!

Hippo Bubble Bath Cupcake from The Cupcake Blog

Tiramisu Cupcake from Cupcake Project

The Muppets Cupcakes from Allison Mae

Mustache Cupcakes from Coco Cakes Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes from Bakerella

Owl Cupcakes from Flickr

Owl Cupcakes from Buzzfeed

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from Une-duex Senses

Skull Cupcakes for Halloween by My Recipes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Cake & Allie

Have you made an amazing cupcake, or do you have a recipe or image to share? We’d love to see them!

Red Velvet 3 Ways!

Today we have a collection of 3 red velvet Recipes, one each for brownies, cookies, and cakes. Let the red velvet mania begin! Up first is a traditional red velvet cake from the blog Pinch My Salt! Her recipe and tutorial are beautifully done and sure to help you create the perfect red velvet cake. Simply click on the recipe title or picture to see the original recipe and tutorial.

Red Velvet Cake by Pinch My Salt

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies by Two Peas & Their Pod

Red Velvet Brownies (Original post by Plain Chicken, recipe by Southern Living)

What is your favorite way to enjoy red velvet?

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Unusual Cupcake Recipe: Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes!

Chocolate bacon cupcake with chocolate butterm...

Chocolate bacon cupcake with chocolate buttermilk frosting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So at Make A Birthday Wish we love cupcakes, and today we’ve got a recipe we found on All Recipes to share with all of you that is a balance of sweet and salty and reminds us of a cupcake version of Voodoo Donuts famous Bacon Maple Bar donuts (which we are seriously craving)! So put aside your skepticism and give chocolate bacon cupcakes a try!

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large, deep skillet cook the bacon over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Using paper towels drain and remove excess oil from the bacon, crumble and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended (careful not to over mix).
  5. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter.
  8. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.

We are excited to indulge our donut craving with these cupcakes! What do you think about recipes that mix sweet and salty?

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Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Cake batter flavored anything is amazing. Cookies, cakes, ice cream… and on the fantastic blog Gimme Some Oven, Ali has created a recipe for Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats! This recipe and picture come from her blog, but we recommend you read her tips for rice crispy treat perfection (Psst.. her latest post is for cake batter no bake cheesecakes!).

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.
  2. Stir the marshmallows until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time to combine.
  3. Stir in the cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
  4. Add half of the sprinkles and mix to combine.
  5. Press the mixture into a baking dish (any size will do) and then top with remaining sprinkles.
  6. Let your rice crispy treats sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.

What’s your favorite Cake Batter flavored dessert?

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Red, White, & Blue Strawberry Shortcake

In honor of Independence Day, we’ve got another adorable recipe to celebrate with! This Red, White, & Blue Strawberry Shortcake hails from All Recipes, but we’ve added a few twists, and suggested some ingredients we like to help you get ready for your 4th of July Celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix – we like Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Yellow Cake Mix with organic and natural ingredients. They have a gluten free version too—about $2.80 a box for regular mix, and $5 a box for GF mix!
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed – give Trader Joe’s House Whip a try for only $1.99!
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained – organic and local is best. Check your local farmers market if you have one!
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced – same as the blueberries, organic and local is your best bet!

Directions:

  1. Prepare the yellow cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Allow cake to cool completely.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, frost it with the whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.

Variations:

  • Some people have sliced the cake midways (to create two layers) and sandwiched additional whip, or strawberry glaze, blueberries, and strawberries in the middle layer. More fruit is always a good option. Simply double the amount of whip and fruit you buy!
  • Replace whip with LF or FF version for a lighter dessert.
  • Swap yellow cake for chocolate or strawberry cake mix!

What are your plans for the 4th?

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