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.  


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! 


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


  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