Relief Society Birthday Party Cakes

Buttercream Striped Vanilla Birthday Cake with Fresh Flowers

Buttercream Striped Vanilla Birthday Cake with Fresh Flowers

My church has an organization for women called the Relief Society.  The purpose of RS, in a nutshell, is to strengthen individuals, families, and homes and work in unity to help those in need.  On March 17, the Relief Society celebrated it’s 176 birthday!  So last night our local RS celebrated with a birthday party and I made cake, lots of it!  Seven in fact, enough to feed around 100!

The cake pictured above is a vanilla cake from this recipe, with butter cream icing from this recipe and decorated with fresh flowers from Sam’s Club.  All of the cakes except the bundt cakes were made from this recipe, adapted for either chocolate or vanilla and all the cakes, again except the bundt cakes, were frosted with this frosting.

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Looks like a giant flower, doesn’t it?   We decorated with flowers for the party so this cake seemed like a good choice.  You can find the recipe here.

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

This cake is also from the Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe (link above) but I made a different glaze as I thought it would look better with the shape of this cake.

Easy Chocolate Glaze

1/2 cup chocolate candy melts or chocolate chips

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 tablespoon hot water

1 – 2 cups powdered sugar

Microwave chocolate, butter and corn syrup at 20 second intervals until melted.  Stir until smooth.  Add hot water and stir.  Whisk in powdered sugar until desired thickness is achieved.  Let cool for 10 minutes then drizzle over cake.

glaze recipe adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

I also made four 9 x 13″ cakes, two chocolate and two vanilla from the above mentioned cake and frosting recipes.  It was a lot of cake but by the end of the night it was all gone!

 

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