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Birthday Cake

Tie-Dye Piñata Cake

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Those who know me well know I love nothing more than making my friends' birthday cakes. I've always felt like it was the best way to show someone how much I care about them.  These cakes have included a four-layer pink ombre cake with sugar letters, a cake lined with fresh roses, and even a hysterical confetti slang cake.  I do my best to have the cake fit the personality of its recipient and this fun and whimsical piñata cake was no exception. 

Side note: How cute is this striped Las Bayadas beach towel? I got mine for summer from Waiting On Martha's Shop.  

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While you can't tell from the photos, the inside of the cake was just as fun as the outside. For the cake batter, I made a marbled rainbow tie-dye with the colors of the cupcakes using this recipe.  Definitely doing this again, it was so much fun.  This piñata cake would be perfect for a summer bbq or a Cinco de Mayo party.  And for those wondering, the piñatas are filled with one of the following: a vintage toy, a riddle, sweets, a gem, a fortune, a temporary tattoo or a quote. They're also refillable! 
 

White Chocolate Birthday Cake Popcorn

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All too often I find myself wanting something sweet before bed.  Just my luck, the other night I recalled seeing some recipes on Pinterest for birthday cake popcorn.  All it took were 4 ingredients from my pantry and voilà! Happy Birthday to Me! It also happened to be my roommate's birthday the following day so I made some extra and popped in a candle! 

Ingredients 

5 cups popped popcorn
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup white cake mix
Confetti or assorted sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn and spread out on a paper towel, removing any kernels or burnt pieces, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Melt white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. (If needed: add a teaspoon or two of vegetable oil to thin out.)
  3. Stir in cake mix until smooth, then stir in about 3 teaspoons of sprinkles. Immediately pour over popcorn.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, mix the popcorn and sprinkles
  5. Pour out onto wax paper spread into a single layer. Sprinkle with a ridiculous amount of sprinkles
  6. Refrigerate until cool and combined - I love when the white chocolate is super chilled. 
Photos: Libby Living Colorfully

Photos: Libby Living Colorfully

This festive snack would be the ideal treat for parties or events as desserts or party favors.  You can also add food-dye to the white chocolate, adding an even more colorful twist. Other great toppings include m&ms, colorful marshmallows, or mini Cadbury eggs