The little guy will be turning two on Wednesday. Today is the day of his party. Here’s how I made his birthday cake:
Using an old family recipe for chocolate cake, I made a cake in my half-sheet pan. This chocolate cake recipe is my grandmother’s, and everyone has it on their birthday.
I mixed up some frosting using Martha Stewart’s Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe.
I divided the frosting, and tinted the first part green, and then started to spread it on the cake.
I used a tooth pick to etch out where I wanted my ‘2’ to be.
I should mention that at this point, the dog was already outside.
The reason being for what she did to his baptism cake a year and a half ago.
She was definitely not the taste tester I had in mind. Anyway, back to the cake. I spread black frosting in between my ‘2’ lines, and topped with car gummies that I had found at the bulk barn.
Happy second birthday!
Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 c white sugar
- 1 1/2c flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c cocoa
- 2/3 c oil
- 1 c sour milk (put 1T of vinegar in a measuring cup, and fill with milk until you reach 1c)
- 1 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients together. Put in a pan and back at 350° for 35-40min.
**Note** I doubled this recipe for my half-sheet pan. I also reduced the temp to 325°, and baked for 25 minutes. The above directions are for a tube pan.
Oh, and in case you were wondering about the case for my cake:
It’s an under-the-bed storage container that hubs found at Home Hardware. It fits this size of cake perfectly!