Jul 24, 2013

Quadrito square cake

I was baking again this weekend. It was another co-worker's birthday, so I made him a cake. I decided on a cake this time, instead of my usual cupcakes, to go along with his nickname "Quadrito" (which means little square), so square cake it was.

I borrowed my Mom's square cake pan and made a Funfetti cake with classic vanilla buttercream. I had to mix it up a little, so I used some chocolate buttercream as a filling in between the cake layers. Here's a tip, to get your frosting to look uniform on the outside and not show your filling on the outside, pipe or just spread on a little of the outside frosting on the edges of your cake, then spread on the filling inside of the frosting "edges." When you frost the rest of the cake with the outside frosting you won't be able to see what the delicious filling is.

See, you can't even tell there's yummy chocolate on the inside. Now this vanilla buttercream was just too plain, so I decided to try out the "sprinkle stencil" technique.

I printed and cut out a "Q" on a piece of paper and placed it on the frosted cake. Now came the messy part, I put sprinkles on the top of the cake, all over the top of the cake. I pressed them in so they would really stick. Then I removed the paper Q to reveal the buttercream Q. Success! (Well except for cleaning up sprinkles for a half an hour...)

The cake was a hit. Quadrito was totally shocked and suprised by his homemade birthday cake, and best of all it was delicious. Sometimes the simplest cakes are the yummiest.

What's your favorite cake flavor?


  1. What a great cake!!! You did a great job!

    1. Thanks! I think I'm still cleaning up sprinkles in the kitchen... LOL