Here we are. It’s the day before Halloween and instead of sharing cute spooky treats or gruesome eats, my mind is only on one thing – this dreamy confection. Can you blame me? This pretty party cake with fluffy white frosting and a rainbow array of brightly colored sprinkles is irresistibly fun. I imagine it could put a smile on almost anyone’s face – even the Grinch (pre-revelation) or Mr. Gru (pre-Edith, Agnes and Margot.)
This cake is a joy to make for anyone who loves baking. Though it isn’t terribly more complex than any other layer cake, it uses a few different techniques which are all part of the signature Milk Bar layer cake method. The cake is baked in a quarter sheet pan and then rounds are cut from that to create the layers. The cake layers are brushed with a soak to add flavor and seal in moisture, and birthday cake crumbles are sandwiched between the layers and sprinkled on top. You might wonder whether it is worth the extra effort. As far as I am concerned, it absolutely is! I’m sure you could achieve a similar result baking in round pans right off the bat, but I like this method best. Though a 6-inch round cake may not seem like much, the slices are so rich that you really only need a small one to be fully satisfied. What a perfect way to say happy birthday! Or, you know, happy Friday/I’m craving cake day. Whatever.