a birthday tradition

Jake’s birthday was earlier this week. He always wants funfetti cake for his birthday. Some years I make cake (which isn’t one of my strengths), and some years I make cupcakes (which is more my speed). Usually I buy a box mix, but I made cupcakes from scratch this year, largely because a standard box mix make two dozen, and I really only wanted one dozen.

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

I made the original funfetti cupcake recipe from How Sweet It Is. I made a half batch of the frosting (and still didn’t use all of it) because I’m one of those weird people that doesn’t like super sweet desserts or tons of frosting on cake or cupcakes. I think that the cupcakes taste very similar to the standard box mixes but even better because hello, from scratch with fresh buttercream frosting. Jessica also has an updated version that she made into a super cute mini cake for her son’s first birthday in December. Go start your weekend off right and make a funfetti dessert.

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4 thoughts on “a birthday tradition”

  1. Mmmm…funfetti is my favorite! I made a funfetti dip to take to some of our get-togethers over the weekend.
    Super simple…cake mix, pudding or yogurt and cool whip. Tastes just like cake batter 🙂
    Happy Birthday to Jake!

  2. Right there with you on not liking super sweet desserts! You just can’t taste any of the other flavors when there’s so much sugar. I also agree that homemade frosting is so much better. Looks like Jake had a great birthday treat!

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