birthday cakes and cupcakes


We’ve been in birthday mode all month long here at The Daily Digi, so I (Katie) thought it would be fun to use today’s “Un-Digi” post to share some fabulous birthday cake (and cupcake) ideas!

Bakerella’s moist yellow birthday cake. Yum!

Moist Yellow Cake

Best birthday cake from Smitten Kitchen. I just love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

best birthday cake

How about a no-bake cake? Martha Stewart shows you how easy it is to make this fun cake.

This candyland cake from Taste of Home would thrill any child (or adult!)

This teddy bear cake is sooooo amazing! You have to check it out on the Not So Humble Pie blog!

This cookie crown cake from Family Fun would make anyone feel like royalty!

How about a really gourmet cake? Try this chocolate raspberry pistachio cake from La Tartine Gourmande and enjoy some incredible photography while you’re there!

gluten free chocolate cake amaranth quinoa flour

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake ever from Pioneer Woman. I’ve made it 3 times and it really is the best EVER!


Cupcakes are another perfect way to celebrate birthdays and they work especially well for parties. Each guest will feel like they got their own special little cake!

Love these cute little clown cupcakes from Martha Stewart!

Love this balloon bouquet of cupcakes from Family Fun. Great for any type of birthday party!

Another cute cupcake idea from Martha Stewart. Love the simplicity of these!

Fondant cupcakes from Pioneer Woman + Bakerella!


Fabulous cupcake ideas + a recipe for yummy buttercream frosting from Tongue-N- Cheeky

a few more great resources to check out:

I don’t know about you, but I’m really hungry for some cake now! Off to the kitchen…


I (Steph) wanted to share with you a really fun cake I found when tls63 linked up to her layout here in the comments section a while back 🙂 It really looks like a super fun cake! Here is her layout:

I left her a comment and she linked me up to the recipe too! You can also find some step-by-step instructions with great photos on Meg’s blog. It looks like so much fun! 🙂

Since we are on the subject of rainbows, I thought I would relink to this fun post that Janet did a while back and showed us how to make these fun cupcakes:

There is also “Ace of Cakes” that my kids and I are addicted to. Janet shared CAKE WRECKS awhile back, but I thought today would be a great day to share again!

P.S. Today’s GIFTaway winner is Catherine O. who was randomly selected from those that have purchased THE DIGI FILES so far this month! 🙂 She won a $10 Gift Certificate to Something Blue Studios, check your inbox Catherine! 🙂