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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday Cake

My friend, Denita, is a wonderful baker and talented cake decorator.  One of the most beautiful cakes that I have seen her make is a basket weave cake with realistic roses on top.  For many years, she made all of our birthday and special occasion cakes.  One year, she told me how to make one of her cakes for Phillip's birthday.  It was a delicious birthday cake but the decorating that I did had a lot to be desired!  So, here's a good recipe for a birthday cake or cupcakes. 

                                                     Birthday Cake

Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix
2/3 cup water
1 stick Land O Lakes Real Butter
3 large eggs

Bake in three 9 inch pans at 350 degrees for 28 min.  Cool and then frost cake.


1 cup Crisco Shortening
2 lb. bag of Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. clear vanilla

Whip all together in a mixing bowl  Add water a little at the time until you get the consistency you want; thick for flower making and softer for spreading.  You will probably add less than 1/2 cup of water.

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