Sprinkle Covered Birthday Cake

Miss Jones Baking Co Round Sprinkle Birthday Cake by Natalie Paramore

 Last week was filled with birthdays! Two very important birthdays, in fact. 1st it was my precious pup Mimi’s 10th Birthday! I mean, I can’t believe my little stinker is 10 years old! This was definitely one of those times where I felt the where has the time gone. Remember when your parents would always say that time flies? My parents used to always say that to me as a kid, and now, well it is really happening. I cannot image how it will feel if I ever have child of the human variety. Little Meems, as she is often called, has been sidekick, best friend, ultimate snuggler, tear wiper and kiss giver. I could not imagine my life without my little fur ball. The 2nd very important birthday and the one who I made this colorful cake for, was my roommate Alex! It is her last year in her twenties, so I thought sprinkles were a must. I couldn’t imagine my life without Alex either. She’s one of the most thoughtful, cheerful and loyal friends I have ever had. And she is a great Auntie to Mimi, so that just melts my heart. So for Alex, I busted out the sprinkles and got to it!

Miss Jones Baking Co Vanilla Frosting and Cake Mix by Natalie Paramore

 

Alex likes white on white for her cakes. No chocolate allowed. My friend Sarah started Miss Jones Baking Co. a few months ago. It is a line of all-natural ready to use cake mixes and frostings. She has a scrumptious vanilla cake mix and frosting, so it was the perfect pair for Alex’s birthday cake. Funny thing, after I posted a picture of Alex with her cake on Instagram, we discovered that Alex and Sarah were friends back when they both lived in Dallas and Sarah made cupcakes for Alex’s birthday before. SMALL WORLD! So thank you Sarah, for making my birthday cake taste as good as your homemade cupcakes 😉

 

Miss Jones Baking co Vanilla Cake by Natalie Paramore

 

I started off by baking two 9′ round cakes. Let them cool, then frosted them up with the super creamy frosting. That was the easy part. Next I tackled sprinkles.

Miss Jones Baking Co Vanilla Sprinkle Cake by Natalie Paramore

 

I couldn’t find any good how-to’s for sprinkle covering online, so I just had a go at it. I started by dropping the little dudes on top. That sorta worked, but only on the middle of the top of the cake.

How to Make a Spinkle Cake by Natalie ParamoreSo then I tried tap, tap, tapping them on. This worked so much better. I poured the sprinkles on top, like a lot of them (yes, they went everywhere) then gently smoothed them all over the sides and top. It was a bit of a messy endeavor, but well worth it in the end.

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Because then this happened! Ta-da! The cake was definitely eye-catching and a big hit at the birthday party.

Miss Jones Baking Co Birthday Sprinkle Cake by Natalie Paramore

Miss Jones Baking Co Sprinkle Cake with Candles by Natalie Paramore

 

Colorful candles were a must.

Miss Jones Baking Co Sprinkle Cake by Natalie Paramore

 

Miss Jones Baking Co Sprinkle Birthday Cake by Natalie ParamoreTime to dig in! Big thanks to Sarah Jones Garibaldi from Miss Jones Baking Co. for supplying me with best vanilla cake mix and frosting for Alex’s birthday! If you want to see some truly spectacular cakes, check out Miss Jones Baking Co. !

 

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches_Natalie Paramore1Let’s talk about cookies and their importance in life. There’s something about them that are so comforting and well delicious. My favorite of all time happen to be snickerdoodles with my Granny’s recipe. I’ve recently been a really big fan of salted chocolate chip, because yeah, just yeah. Or what about these with potato chips? I see those in my near future fo sho.  I remember my mom would always hide oreos from me… and my Dad, probably more him, ha. They would be in a pink glass jar, waaaaay in the back of the tallest cabinet. I think this is where my monkey tendencies in the kitchen began. I could pull up a chair then climb the cabinet like a ladder, pull half my body into the cabinet to find that jar. An entire package of oreos fit perfectly into that jar, minus one, because you always had to eat one while putting them away. I still remember that jar. Really wish I could find it now. I loved sinking oreos into the bottom of a glass of milk, then drinking all the milk and eating the oreo mush with a spoon. I still think about this every time I eat cookies ‘n cream ice cream haha. So this post isn’t about oreos, but the classic chocolate chip cookie. And just in time for summer, let’s cool it down with some ice cream and call it a day, eh?

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This post was sponsored by H-E-B and their #PrimoPicks. This months box came with a big red bag of cookies and you betcha I dove into those. While I was making the cookie sandwiches I literally had to pull the bag from my friends little paws because they were so good on their own. I had to lay down the law and no more ruining your dessert ladies!
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Nothing complicated here, you’ll need some ice cream, a bag of The Big Chip Cookie from H-E-B and sprinkles… because sprinkles.

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Scoop the ice cream and put it on a cookie, duh.

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Yup, just like that.

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Make it a sandwich, cookie sandwich that is.

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Dip the sides into a bowl of sprinkles, roll it around a little.

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And that’s it y’all. What are some of your favorite childhood desserts? I wanna hear about ’em!