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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
Showing posts with label Cake it Pretty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cake it Pretty. Show all posts

Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling


Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling
Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling - delicious lemon sponge with a silky smooth Swiss meringue Buttercream frosting! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #lemoncake #layercake #ombrecake #lemonombrecake #lemoncurdcake #lemoncurd #cakedesign #cakerecipe

I'm currently working a photo shoot for a French brand around lemons, so I'm obsessed with the theme!

Needless to say, I've also been baking quite a bit of lemon flavored treats, hence today's Lemon Ombre Cake with Lemon Curd Filling. You're welcome! 😁

This lemon ombre layer cake is perfect for so many summer parties. Think themed birthdays, bridal or baby showers, or a simple summer dessert to wow your family and friends with!

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Red, White and Blue 4th of July Layer Cake

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Layer Cake

I'm so excited to share my latest layer cake creation with you guys, in time for the 4th of July!  This red white and blue patriotic 4th of July cake was inspired by fireworks, and so I think it's safe to say more is more in this case? 😁 It's a vanilla sponge layer cake in red, white and blue on the inside and out, and covered in a vanilla American buttercream, drenched in patriotic sprinkles and fun swirls on the top! What's not to love?!

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Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board. I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. Click here for even more delicious peanut butter recipes for every occasion. Today's post is a peanut butter celebration cake. It's a cake fit for any celebration, but also a celebration of peanut butter itself! My family and I LOVE peanut butter! It's a staple in our home, and since Father's Day is also 'round the corner, I thought this recipe would be the ideal celebratory treat to bake for dad!

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Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lately I've been hooked on baking cakes. Layered cakes to be precise. I think it's the influence of all those amazing cake-decorating videos and accounts on Instagram ! πŸ’ Hence, my latest creation - this delicious, super pretty and oh-so easy to bake and decorate lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting.  We served this cake at our mothers' day tea party a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect to serve at a baby or bridal shower, or any other spring or summer party!

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How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

Hi friends! Today I bring you an adorable bunny cake recipe that would be perfect to serve for your Easter celebrations or a bunny theme party! This cake is a nod to the Unicorn birthday cake   I made for my daughter's 10th birthday party, and I love how it turned out!  It looks beyond adorable and taste so good, but is super easy to bake and decorate as you'll see in a  moment; and hope it inspires you to have a go to wow your family and guests this Easter! 😍

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Rainbow Cookie Cake Recipe

Rainbow Cookie Cake Recipe

If you happen to have seen my last cookie cake recipe , you know how much I love making (and eating...) them! Cookie cakes have become my go-to dessert "centerpiece" for any festive occasion. Mainly due to their easy-to-make nature and the amount of fun they bring to any party table! Don't get me wrong, I love cake. But cookie cakes combine the best of the cookie AND cake world in one simple recipe! Hence my current obsession.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Cookie Cake

Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Cookie Cake

My obsession with these cookie cakes started this summer when I made my very first cookie cake in the shape of a pineapple . Since then, I've been dreaming up other fun shapes to create, hence today's Jack-O'-Lantern inspired Halloween cookie cake! This cookie cake is SO easy to make and combines the best of both cookie and cake worlds - buttery shortbread cookies, sandwiched together with chocolate cream cheese frosting, topped with ridiculous amounts of candy. Well, it is Halloween after all! πŸŽƒπŸ¬πŸ‘»

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A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

Hey friends, as you can probably tell, Halloween is in full swing here on the blog. And I'm so excited to bring you yet another fun idea to help inspire your celebrations! This Halloween cake looks quite impressive, right?! But it's a cinch to decorate and even the kids can help! πŸ˜‰ I used mainly sugar paste and cookie cutters to help me decorate it. So if I can, you can too!

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Pineapple Cookie Cake

Pineapple Cookie Cake

Have you seen these amazing, trendy cream tarts in shapes of numbers and letters, taking over Instagram and Pinterest ?  Well, I personally like to call them "cookie cakes" instead because, well, they look like layered cake to me! They're basically two giant sugar cookies sandwiched together with some sort of frosting in the middle, and decorated on top with tons (and I mean tons) of candy, fruit, macarons, chocolate, edible flowers...you're only limited to your imagination when it comes to the decor of these cookie cakes!

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DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

Paper anything is my jam. But paper flowers are my particular favorites! I mean, you take a fairly simple, banal, flat piece of paper and fashion it into something 3-D, beautiful and super practical. What's not to love?! And did I mention they're so easy to craft? Yep, despite their intricate looks, they're a cinch to make, and one of those DIYs that even the kids can help with! 

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How To Make an Easy Rainbow Cake

How To Make an Easy Rainbow Cake

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Rolls . I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. Hands up if you love rainbows! It's the perfect theme for parties at this time of year, don't you think? This rainbow cake is gender-neutral and offers such a fun color palette for so many occasions and celebrations! So whether you're planning your child's birthday party, a baby shower or spring event, I'm showing you today how to bake and decorate a rainbow cake to adorn your party or dessert table with this colorful theme!

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How To Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake

How To Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake

You know those super trendy unicorn cakes we see all over Pinterest ? Well, I decide I was brave enough to tackle one on my own for my daughter's unicorn themed slumber party . I love that the cake depicts a unicorn with its eyes closed, and I think it was perfect to evoke the sleepover party aspect and the whole "sweet dreams" idea for us. So sweet, right?! 😍 Check out the full DIY cake tutorial below!

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Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

If you're on Instagram you probably would have seen that drip cakes are taking over the cake world right now. Well, ever since I've set eyes on them, I've been itching to bake one!  So for our flamingo pool party (see photos here) , I decided to get baking. It turns out, not only drip cakes are not that difficult to make and taste super yum, but they will totally steal the show on any desserts table! :)

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How To Bake The Perfect Cupcake

How To Bake The Perfect Cupcake

There's nothing more gratifying than tucking into a beautiful and delicious cupcake for any occasion: - Is it your birthday? Yay, this calls for cupcakes!  - Have you passed your driving test? Yay, this calls for cupcakes!  - Got engaged? We need cupcakes!  - Got dumped? Definitely a call for cupcakes!  So you see, baking the perfect cupcake should totally be on everyone's bucket list, 'cause you're bound to need them at some point in life ;)

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DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers

DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Following on from yesterday's Santa inspired post, I thought I'd share the DIY for the cupcakes I made to match my  Christmas Candyland desserts table . I used sugar paste f ondant and printable toppers to decorate the cupcakes.  It's not rocket science - more like playing with modelling clay! :)

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DIY Valentine's Day Sweet Heart Cake

DIY Valentine's Day Sweet Heart Cake

Man, I love a good cake! To me, it epitomizes love. My earliest memories is baking cakes with my mom, surrounded by love and cake batter, licking the spoon... So now, I express my love for others by feeding them cake.  Naturally, for my Valentine's Day desserts table I had to have a centerpiece cake. You know, one of those creations that make you drool? Yeah, but master baker I am not, so I often resort to printables and candy to help me decorate my cakes.  Find all the steps below + a little something for you! ;)

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DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe for Cake Decoration

DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe for Cake Decoration

This Gumpaste Mistletoe tutorial is   from our fabulously talented guest contributor Shaile !! Isn't this perfect as a cake topper for Christmas Yule log?! We can't get the mistletoe where I live, for love nor cupcakes. So this version made with gumpaste is just what I've been looking for!   Shaile is a professional sugar artist, so she has listed all the proper equipment used and vendors. But don't be alarmed by the list of tools needed! As you'll see from the images, it's not at all complicated, and you can get away with using whatever you've got to hand in your kitchen to mark the leaves and roll out the gumpaste.

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