|Hudson's 1st Birthday Cake|
Tomorrow is Hudson's first birthday party, and instead of buying a cake, I decided to attempt to make one. I am what you call a cake novice, as I have baked and decorated very few kids' birthday cakes. Despite that, I do think this one turned out pretty cute.
I have learned a few things while working with the cupcake pan. The cupcake cake works better if you use a more dense cake recipe, such as a pound cake. For this cake, I used a pound cake for the cupcake portion, and then I used a chocolate cake mix for the three layers. You can't bake your layers at the same time as your cupcake, so it does take a good hour and a half to get it all baked. Plus, when you bake the cupcake, you need to watch the temperature. I have used the pan several times before making this cake, and each time I have had to turn the temp down to about 275 degrees and continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes.
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