Pretty simple: If I take standard out-of-the-box cake mix, make the batter, and put it in two small cake pans instead of one standard size one, what (if anything) do I need to change about how I bake it? [more inside]
A friend of mine requested a cake pop cake for her birthday. How can I make such a thing? [more inside]
My friends are having a joint birthday celebration this weekend, and I've offered to make them a cake. The one piece of guidance I've received? "Jam. I LOVE JAM." Give me your most jam-ful cake recipes, please! [more inside]
My friend has requested a Boston cream pie (cake) for her birthday on 10/3. I have a bundt cake pan shaped like a castle (link) and would like to do a fancy interpretation of Boston Cream Castle cake. Advice on recipes, decor, technique for filling? [more inside]
I'm having a birthday party for my mom this weekend and I don't want the cake to say "Happy Birthday, Mom". What should it say instead? [more inside]
In a fit of limerance I told my new dating partner that I would make them a birthday cake of their choice since their birthday falls on Christmas Eve and they never get one. They want something chocolate and decadent. I used to bake all the time so I have the skills but life stress has zapped my energy. What are your easiest and most decadent chocolate cake recipes so I can please her in the spirit that I intended?
Need a great birthday cake for my dad! [more inside]
On my daughter's second birthday, I'd like to make cakes like her favourite toy - but edible. Please help me! [more inside]
How can I make an easy, tasty, and safe cake on fire? [more inside]
Cake dilemma: I want to surprise my friend with homemade birthday cake, but I don't know what kind of sweets he doesn't like. I have my own tentative solution (two or three small cakes) for which I need guidance and recipes, but I'm also open to other solutions. [more inside]
I'm my girlfriend's birthday in a couple weeks and my non-baking self is looking to bake a cake. What's your best nut-free cake recipe? [more inside]
I'm throwing a Cupcake Candyland party that promises to be a sugar&booze fueled shindig of over-the-top girliness. I have questions about cupcakes that aren't really cupcakes, gluten-free cupcake recipes, frosting & decorating, and pink cocktails that utilize homemade grenadine. [more inside]
I need help coming up with a clever caption for a birthday cake for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday party. The cake will be based on this New Yorker cover. [more inside]
ModFilter: I've been dating a gal for under a month. She's great! Her birthday's this weekend. What do I get her here in Chicago? Hint: She's really into '60s mod culture. [more inside]
I would like to make some Halo (the video game) things for my husband's birthday (next week). I am thinking about a Halo-cake (any good ideas? I don't want to make a photo cake) but don't have any other ideas. I don't live in the US and cannot buy many special products here. I also don't want to spend a lot of money. It's the idea that counts. Any ideas?
What kind of birthday cake should I make for my Brother-in Laws 24th birthday. [more inside]
I need a birthday cake for Friday (Sat morning at the latest). Doesn't have to be anything exciting, just something that can feed about 20 people, and says 'Happy Birthday' on it. I live in London - where on earth would I go to get such a thing? I guess I could try large supermarkets, but there aren't many in central London, and it would be nice to get something 'handmade', by a decent bakery. All suggestions gratefully recieved!
Birthdayfilter: What's your favorite low-fat(-ish) cake recipe? [more inside]
Looking for unique dessert celebration ideas for our one-year-old's birthday. What are some good alternatives to the 'smear cake everywhere' tradition?
Cake! I'm looking for a fabulous, over-the-top cake recipe for my Mother-In-Law's birthday. [more inside]