Festooned with Balloons Cake!

Festooned with Balloons Cake!

Stencils save the day! Just put the fun design on your cake top and sprinkle with colored sugars for a true decorated look with not much fuss.

Cake serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cake

Bake your favorite 1-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle.

Step 2

Step 2: Ice Cake

Using spatula, ice cake smooth in buttercream.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Position "Happy Birthday" stencil. Sprinkle different colored sugars over stencil openings. Carefully remove stencil. Decorate bottom border with tip 18 zigzag garland. Sprinkle border with assorted colored sugars. Decorate cake sides with tip 16 stars. Edge cake top with tip 18 rosettes; insert candles in rosettes.

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