Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paint Splatter Birthday Cake - Happy Birthday to ME!

So...Today's my birthday! When I got up this morning, there were little notes stuck all over the house that said "Happy Birthday" on them. I think Hubby was more excited than I was. I told my friend that I've been having a quarter-life crisis. She is five years older than me, so she had no sympathy for me. Oh well. I made myself a cake!

 Cute Paint Splatter Birthday Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #birthdaycake

I'm like the world's worst icing-er, so I tried to use this super easy tip from Sweet C Designs. Yeah, I still messed it up. Apparently I'm not patient enough. Oh well. It's just a cake, and it's still edible.

 Cute Paint Splatter Birthday Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #birthdaycake

I wanted to make a cake that I could share with ya'll, and one that your kids might like. So, what better way to make kids happy than to let them throw icing? Trust me, they will have a ball!

You'll need:
Paint Brushes from the Arts&Crafts store.
Food coloring of your choice
a microwave

 Cute Paint Splatter Birthday Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #birthdaycake

Make sure your cake is completely cool, and ice it like you would normally. Or, you can scroll up and use the tip from Sweet C Designs. Save a small amount of icing for the paint splatters.

Next, depending on how many colors your'e using, you'll need a matching number of saucers. Separate you're leftover icing into the saucers, and melt them one by one for 5-8 seconds. Add your food coloring to the melted icing.

 Cute Paint Splatter Birthday Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #birthdaycake

Using a paintbrush, flick a thick glob of icing onto the cake. You may have to paint the sides of the cake. After you "splatter" all the colors, you may want to go back over it with a few colors. 

I also decided to add sprinkles to the bottom edge of the top layer. I used all the colors of the paint splatter. I though it added a nice touch.

 Cute Paint Splatter Birthday Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #birthdaycake

As you can see, I was able to make quite a mess with the paint splatter. It's all over the cake circle. I didn't clean it up, because I though it gave the cake character {if that's even possible}. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it.

What do you think?

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  1. What a cute idea!!!!! The "paint" looks great - what a fun idea for a cake!

  2. I think it looks great! Love the splatter and it had to be fun :-)

    With A Blast

  3. Ha! I bet you had tons of fun messing ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Pin It Tuesday!

  4. Happy Birthday! I love this cake. It's so fun! You could do this for a kids birthday and let each kid add their own color. Thanks so much for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

  5. Oh, I love this! What a fun cake. It's so colorful!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

  6. How fun! Kids would love to do this! Thanks for sharing at Tried and True recipes!

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