How to Frost Half a Cake

Posted on by Corelyn

Last weekend, we hosted a triple birthday party for some of our favorite people — Melissa, Ana, and Mitchell. Jeff was the real hero of the evening, churning out no less than 15 pizzas for our 30 party guests, but Jennie and I did our part and provided a cake.

Melissa needed something gluten-free, of course, so she and Jennie whipped up some gluten-free funfetti cupcakes. Check.

Meanwhile, Ana requested vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, and Mitchell requested vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Tricky. Always up for a challenge, we decided to make one cake and frost half with vanilla and half with chocolate.

It all seemed so simple until I found myself staring at an un-frosted cake at 5:00 PM the night of the party. How does one frost half a cake?

Just do it. Jennie told me. So I did.

And you know what? It turned out great! As a last minute addition, we covered Ana’s half in lemon-vanilla frosting rosettes, and Mitchell’s half with chocolate frosting and plastic pirates.

The cake was delicious, the pizza was both plentiful and excellent, and the party was a success. Such a success, that we completely forgot to take any decent photographs of our creation. Please forgive us for these dim shots!

photo credit: anitato

Have you ever turned two cakes into one? How did you do it?


 

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