Simple Scalloped Birthday Cake

Scalloped Cake

Happy Friday!

Last night I made a cake for my Dad’s birthday. He’s what you would call a “no-fuss” kind of guy; in other words his birthday cake request is usually nothing more than “vanilla with chocolate icing.” If he had it his way, it would have been a Betty Crocker cake mix with pre-made icing, but that would have been way too easy. However, I decided not to do anything too elaborate with the cake this year since my sister and I have promised to cook and bake our Dad some of his favourite Austrian treats this weekend, so I didn’t feel the need to go overboard…perhaps Father’s Day will be a different story? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I’ve been seeing ย a lot of scalloped cakes on Pinterest lately, so I figured this would be the perfect time to try out what seemed like a really easy but attractive technique. I am happy to report that it not only looks good, but is indeed super easy to executeย (and has nothing to do with sea creatures or cheesy potatoes ;)). All you will need is:

Once you have a thin base layer of icing on the cake there are only 2 repetitive steps involved in the scalloping technique:

Scalloped cake

 

What you choose to do with the top of the cake is completely up to you…I chose to scallop the design in towards the center, and finished it off with a dot.ย Scalloped Cake

 

Happy Scalloping!

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