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How to make a small birthday cake

My baby's birthday was on a Wednesday and her party was the following Sunday. Dilemma! I had to celebrate her birthday but wasn't up for making two big cakes in one week. This is what we came up with.

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Gather your ingredients. I had some left over cake from another project so I just used that since I wanted a small cake. You could also bake a fresh cake to use.

Gather your ingredients. I had some left over cake from another project so I just used that since I wanted a small cake. You could also bake a fresh cake to use.

Start to cut small pieces to form your shape. I chose to make a #1 for my baby's birthday. You can print a template off of the computer if you want a more complex design.

Start to cut small pieces to form your shape. I chose to make a #1 for my baby's birthday. You can print a template off of the computer if you want a more complex design.

Continue piecing together your shape until you are comfortable with it.

Continue piecing together your shape until you are comfortable with it.

Transfer your shape to a serving dish.

Transfer your shape to a serving dish.

Cover your cake in buttercream and...

Cover your cake in buttercream and...

Let big brother decorate the cake for his little sister! He's only 2 and it was his first time. I think he had fun.

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  • Cake Scraps
  • Serrated knife
  • Buttercream
  • Decorations