“The Cake” – Part #1 – Baking the Cake

I decided to apply a few cake “finishes” I have been wanting to try to the cake I was making for a family birthday(s) celebration last weekend.  Because I used so many different ideas I am typing this post in three steps/parts.

While it was very time consuming to make and decorate this cake… and my hands are still multi-coloured lol…. the cake was a huge hit and everyone loved it.  One family member told me she didn’t even think it was a real cake?  I am not sure why she thought I would bring a fake cake to a birthday celebration is beyond me lol!

Because I didn’t have 4 cake pans the same size, I used aluminum pans to ensure they were more or less the same size for the layers… one of them becoming Dillon’s Hello Kitty Cake lol!


Below are the ingredients I used to make the cake.  I opted to make a simple white cake for this one.

To start, I added the butter, sugar and vanilla to the bowl of my stand mixer and creamed it together for about 5 minutes until it was very smooth and fluffy.

I mixed the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

I started to add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture, 2 eggs at a time until they were fully combined, before adding the flour mixture in 3 parts.

Lastly, I added the buttermilk and vanilla and mixed until smooth.

I forgot how big this recipe is and how full the bowl of my stand mixer gets when making it lol!

I divided the cake batter between the 4 round cake pans….

And baked them at 350 degrees until they had browned on top and were cooked through.

Once they had cooled I cut off the rounded tops so they would layer evenly and froze the cakes after wrapping them really well until it was time to decorate them.

“The Cake” – Part #1 – Baking the Cake


  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups butter/margarine, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups butter milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter/margarine until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs to cake batter, 2  at a time, until well combined.
  5. Add flour to mixture in 3 parts.
  6. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  7. Pour cake batter into 4 – 9″ round baking pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until browned on top and cooked through.
  9. Allow to cool before cutting founded top from layers so cake sits evenly.

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