Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Sister


Yay!!! My sister had her birthday this month and so I made her a cake to celebrate. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting made from scratch. I'm still figuring out the whole cake decorating thing so it's by no means professional looking, but with each cake I do, I seem to get a little better. These were my earlier attempts.

I would have used colored icing to decorate the cake, but she thinks icing is too sweet, so I just decorated the cake using the frosting itself. I also used a candy mold and melted chocolate to make mini butterflies and teddy bears which I stuck on the sides and the top of the cake. In hindsight, I think I would have preferred to cover the entire cake with little frosting stars instead of just the top, but, well, she liked it anyway.

So, Happy Birthday dear Sister #1. You know I love you.


Cream Cheese Frosting

16 oz. cream cheese
10 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 c. powdered sugar

Blend the cream cheese with the butter. Add the powdered sugar and beat until all the sugar is incorporated and the frosting is creamy and fluffy.

Note: You can add more powdered sugar if you want. We usually just add a cup because we like our frosting to have a tangier taste.

Makes enough to frost a two-layer 8-inch cake with leftover for decoration

45 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful cake! I truly love all these cute little butterflies - so adorable :) I use this frosting, too and it's really very tasty (funny thing is that my first attempt (four years ago) to make it ended as a disaster - I added about 4 cups sugar and it was extremely sweet :D). Your sister really must be happy :)

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  2. It's a beautiful cake, Lisa. :) Much better than my cake decorating skill in my opinion! :P

    Happy Birthday to your sister and hope you had a great time with your family celebrating! Have fun.

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  3. Happy Birthday to your sister! You did a great job on the cake Lisa, I can't decorate cakes at all! Maybe one day I'll try and learn. :o)

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  4. Looks awesome!! Red velvet cake is one of my favourites.

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  5. Lisa this look absolutely beauty and wonderful, what nice cake dear! gloria

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  6. LOVE red velvet cake! Happy B Day to your sis!

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  7. You did a great job decorating this cake. Lucky sis!

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  8. Hi Lisa. The cake looks fantastic! Happy birthday to your sister. She's so lucky! Have a great one.

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  9. The cake looks delicious! Happy birthday to your sister! :-)

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  10. Your cake is really nice! I love the butterflies.

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  11. You did a fine job and I'm sure your sister was very pleased! YUM! How nice to be so loved!

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  12. I am such a sucker for cream cheese frosting... And your cake is so pretty. What a lucky sis!

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  13. Red velvet is one of my favorites! I really like your design on the top of the cake. You have so many yummy looking desserts on your sweets for saturday post. What a great idea.

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  14. Happy birthday to you sister...she is very lucky to have you as a sister...the decoration of the cake is gorgeous :-)

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  15. Happy birthday to ur sister... the cake and the butterflies are adorable :)

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday to your dear sister. The cake is beautiful, you did a fabulous job with the decoration!

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  17. you are so talented! I would absolutely be willing do have you giveaway one of my bands!! :)

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  18. I love the cake ... u'r sis is one lucky girl!!

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  19. You are so sweet to make your sister a birthday cake! Red velvet is soooo good and yummy with that cream cheese frosting- YUM!

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  20. aaaww, arent you the sweet one. Since forever, i have been baking cakes for everyone's birthday and never had anyone baking me one before!!

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  21. Oi Lisa!!! Que lindo o bolo! Sua irmã deve ser muito especial!
    Obrigada por me convidar pra participar do Sweet Saturdays!
    Vou participar sim! Eu vou adicionar o bolo de sorvete ao link neste próximo sábado!
    Amei a idéia!
    Tenha uma ótima semana!

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  22. Your sister must have been over the top pleases with this beautiful b'day cake! Love the addition of the butterflies & bears!

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  23. A five year old could decorate a cake better than I could. It's not like I'm doing anything to perfect my skills like you are. The cake looks so cute! I would have felt honored to have someone make me a cake with cute lil chocolate bears! I need to make the cream cheese frosting now and find a cake recipe!

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  24. Ooo yum! Red velvet and cream cheese frosting is SO heavenly. I bet this was the highlight of your sister's day!

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  25. Good Job! Happy Birthday to your sister :)

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  26. What a cute cake...I love the chocolate butterflies.

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  27. What a gorgeous cake!! Happy Birthday, to your sister!

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  28. That cake looks beautiful Lisa! You've got one lucky sister! Happy Birthday to her!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous cake Lisa..Many happy returns to your sister :)

    US Masala

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  30. Brilliant! Love that you made butterflies and teddy bears for the cake. Happy Birthday to your sister!

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  31. This is a beautiful and delicious cake!
    ceecee

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  32. Whoa! What a gorgeous cake! I love cream cheese frosting and you really did a beautiful job with it!

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  33. It looks so good I'm sure your sister was very pleased and the decorating looks great.

    I really need to practice decorating big cakes

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  34. This cake looks beautiful! Making birthday cakes for family members are the best. (I made my dad an iphone cake if you want to see it http://missanthropistskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/creation-of-the-iphone-cake-in-pictures-sort-of/) :)
    Thanks for sharing lovely pictures and recipes!

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  35. Beautiful cake! I love cream cheese frosting! Happy Birthday to your sister!

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  36. Your cake is beautiful! You are such a nice sister. Happy birthday to your sister!

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  37. This is a beautiful cake, Lisa! Sorry I missed your first "Saturday Sweets" but I'll add my apple tart post to the upcoming week's link up. Thanks so much for the invite!

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  38. So pretty Lisa! And so scrumptious too!

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  39. The stars make such a pretty cake and I really adore the chocolate butterflies. Beautiful.

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  40. What an adorable cake you made for your sister! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  41. Thanks for inviting me to link up! I'm excited to do so, and then to visit all the other creations. They look incredible.

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  42. Oops I commented on the wrong post! Sorry!
    Happy Birthday to your sister anyhow :)

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