This grad school gig has been fun but it doesn't really pay bills. By really, I mean it doesn't at all. Luckily I get some of my drinking money from baking things on the side. This cake is so cute. I've always wanted to make funfetti cake but nobody in my family was ever that enthused by the idea of a white cake with sprinkles in it. This was for a coworker's daughter for her Teacher's Appreciation Day. What better way to say thank you to a teacher than with a sugar-packed colorful cake, right?
The icing was extremely easy, and the frosting is so light and sugary. It is adapted from Magnolia Bakery's frosting recipe (if I have to explain what Magnolia's frosting is like, then you have not lived life). And now that I know that clear vanilla extract exists (sue me, I thought it only came in "brown") I'll be making ridiculously colored frosting from now on. You want a chocolate cake? THE ICING WILL BE PURPLE, DEAL WITH IT.
Really easy cake to make, there's not much to it. I did use these Wilton Baking Strips to make sure that the cakes baked flat, thus making it easier to stack. Eh, eh? Pro tip: don't throw away that pin it comes with otherwise you have no way to fasten the strips and will revert to using paperclips... The recipe is from TheKitchn, and I made zero adjustments so the recipe is also below.