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Great Birthday Cake Ideas

Check out the great birthday cake ideas from pastry chef Amanda Oakleaf in this Howcast cake decorating video.


Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do custom cakes of all kinds -- wedding cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can think of we can make it into a cake. And today I will be talking to you about cake decorating. When you're designing a birthday cake, you could go a few different ways. You could design something special around the person's hobbies, their special interests: Do they like sports? Are they into flowers? You could recreate all that into a cake. You could also do cakes that are designed around the party. So, if you're having a special event where you have invites and party decorations, you could bring those in and we could design a cake around that. We also have done cakes that match wallpaper. We've done cakes that is a baby shower, and in the baby's new room they have curtains and quilts and toys, and even curtains and wallpaper that have a certain design, and we recreated that on the cake so that everything is all tied together. So whatever is custom, we can definitely recreate it.

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