This all-time favorite recipe includes an interesting way to make chocolate frosting.
Inspired by ruffled tap pants, this cake is covered with frilly rows of white and pink frosting piped from a single bag. Three tender lemon layers make this birthday cake tall enough to show off the ribbon-candy effect of the frosting and ensure there is plenty for everyone.
We made this impressive dessert with the magazine's 20th anniversary in mind. Use our templates to cut numbers from sheet cakes. Fill and coat them with buttercream, and then add an orderly procession of candies. Up the dotty effect with confetti and paper plates stamped with food coloring.