Barefoot Bloggers: Birthday Sheet Cake

I must admit, when I first saw the birthday sheet cake selection for the first Barefoot Blogger’s recipe in September, I was a little bit apprehensive due to the reviews on Food Network. Susy of Everyday Gourmet was celebrating a birthday, so Happy Birthday Susy!

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I decided to make this recipe with a few tweaks… well, maybe more than a few. I figured that I needed some practice in my cake decorating skill that I picked up over the summer. I haven’t really decorated any more cakes since the class ended.

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Here are my revisions:

1. I halved the recipe
2. I used an 8-inchx3 round pan, which I used for my Wilton classes
3. I used the bake spray that was recommended by my Wilton instructor instead of shortening, or butter and flour
4. I used 3/4 of baking soda instead of 1
5. I omit the lemon zest, because I didn’t feel like grating a lemon
6. I used the Wilton butter cream frosting recipe so I could decorate the cake, which I also used as a filling.

The verdict: the cake was just okay for me. A little bit in the dry side, but there was nothing special. For a cake made from scratch (from her, too!) I would have expected a lot more.

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I probably will not make this again in the future.

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7 Responses to Barefoot Bloggers: Birthday Sheet Cake

  1. BMK says:

    Your cake is absolutely beautiful. I’m with you 100% on your review of the cake.

  2. Velva says:

    That looks awesome! I have seen quite a few of the birthday sheet cakes for the Barefoot Bloggers and this one is very pretty. You brought the cake to a new level.

    • h2babe says:

      Thanks Velva. I am not crazy about the sheet cake and after I heard that it would be dry, I just thought I’d stack them up and put filling in the middle.

  3. Jessica says:

    Wow so beautiful! I really need to sign up for Wilton classes because I can’t even begin to make a cake like this! Lol

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