Candle Birthday Cake {Surprise Inside Cake}

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The best part of birthdays??  The cake of course!

I would love  to share with you a fun cake idea as well as some tips on how YOU can best enjoy all the birthdays you celebrate!


Funfetti Cake!

 Here’s  Tip #1: Use a box of cake mix to ensure a level, beautiful and delicious cake!  Don’t stress about finding the perfect from scratch recipe, especially if you are a busy working parent.  Your child will not know the difference, but they will know that you baked something special just for them!


Raw Cake about to be frosted with #32 tip.

I am a huge fan of the easy concept.  Just because the technique is easy doenst mean you are sacrificing beauty!

For this cake I used a #32 tip from Wilton.  Simply hold the tip at the base of the cake, apply light pressure, and move up to the top.  Make sure to take the frosting all the way over the top edge of the cake.

Pillsbury Funfetti Cake decorated with #32 Tip


For the top I used a #1M tip and just made little swirled dollops of frosting.

This is a classic technique that I have loved and admired forever. I left the better part of the top of the cake white and really like how clean it looks!

Frosting dollops on top of a yellow cake.  Cake has a surprise inside!

 The inside was something different all together!

I decided to make it a surprise inside cake, because who doesn’t love a good surprise???

Funfetti officially turns 25 this year, so what better way to celebrate than a unique and FUN and festive cake?

Surprise Inside Funfetti Cake from


Can you tell what the surprise is?

A candle!

Candle Surprise Inside Cake from

This tiny candle will be in every single piece of cake.  I just love that everyone who gets a piece will get some of the FUN surprise!

And whats even better is that sweet little candle is surrounded by a bright and festive Funfetti Cake!

Ready for those other two tips on how you can celebrate more?

Candle Surprise Inside Funfetti Cake!


Tip #2: Make a tradition.  Choose to always bake a cake.  Or make a certain flavor of cake.  Or buy a huge pack of candles on your baby’s first birthday and use the same candles every year.  Or make a personalized Birthday Book!

Audrey enjoying a Surprise Inside Birthday cake!

Tip #3: Relax.  If you are a parent and trying to plan the perfect party for your most precious little angle, take a moment to sit back and catch your breath.  Are family and friends going to be gathered around?  Is there enough cake for everyone?  Then that is all you need.  I know, I know… we all want our children to have the most special day.  But truly… feeling loved is the greatest gift we can give them!

Surprise Inside Cake celebrating Funfetti's 25th Birthday!

In honor of Funfetti’s Special Day I would love to share some gifts with you!  Pillsbury is generously giving away a Prize Pack of fun.

Funfetti Celebration Starter Reader Giveaway Kit:

  • One box of Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake & Cupcake Mix
  • Funfetti Frostings (1 each of four new frosting flavors)
  • $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card
  • Total estimated giveaway value: $60

To win simply leave a comment telling me:

Do you celebrate with cake on your birthday?





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  1. Hailey says

    Usually I either bake a bunch of different sweets for my birthday. but there is usually cake involved in the mix somewhere. Its a classic!

  2. Rea Luster says

    Yes, I celebrate my birthday with cake. My most favorite cake is a butter pound cake, no frosting needed. When I bake cakes for others, I love using different frostings, inside and outside the cakes.

  3. Diane Richardson says

    I have not had a birthday cake for some years, but after seeing this one, I have decided I will make one for me just like I do for my family. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. says

    It isn’t a birthday without cake! My oldest daughter loves Funfetti cakes and I make it for her every year while my other two girls love to share Funfetti cupcakes with friends anytime!