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ruffle birthday cake
cake, family, food, party time

teenager birthday time- ruffle cake

It’s birthday time once again in these parts, this month belongs to the Doodle. Thirteen wonderful years for me, the mother of the cleverest crafter, cook, good attitude gal and joker in the West. She’s the kid who asks, “what’s for dinner tonight?” the moment she walks in from school everyday.
Luckily, “Can I make dinner?” are usually her next words. To which my reply is nearly always “Yes!” Here’s my rendition of the ruffle cake she ordered off pinterest:
ruffle cakeAfter making all those ruffles, my forearms were burning like I’d just led a 200 ft. 5.11b rock climbing route.

teens and ruffle cakeThe Doodle and her girlfriends ready to dig in then run off and play hours of night games all over the neighborhood.

ruffle cake and tall candlesLove her new hipster glasses she just picked out for herself.

party bannersThis is about it for decorations- but 5 banners- isn’t that enough?

blow out the candles, ruffle birthday cakeHere’s Instagram and the Mayfair filter, making everything look better.

ruffle CakeProcess evident picture- iPhone, lighter, sharpie, Cheetos puffs as appetizer (another personal request, party essential) right out there in the open.

ruffle cakeThree layers of chocolate and an extreme amount of frosting. Yum.

I don’t know how else to say it… they grow up SO FAST! Cherish every minute, even the tough ones because sooner that you think they’ll be heading off out the door.


  1. cuteasabutton82

    March 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    That cake is (was) amazing!! There’s no way I’d be patient enough to ice it like that. And I love how all your banners were strung up together 🙂

    1. NoelleOlpin

      March 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      I’ll admit, I had to take numerous breaks because my hands and arms burned. So, thanks a bunch!

  2. kalamitykelli

    March 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    You did a beautiful job! That is a great cake and I love that it has wonderfully edible frosting and not that fondant!! Also, not many young ladies want green icing – love it!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      March 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Coming from you, a culinary aficionado, I consider this a huge compliment. And I must admit, I’ve never tried fondant because I’ve heard it tastes gross- but what do I know.

  3. Hailey Meyer Liechty

    April 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Fabulously fabulous! Doodle is sooooo cute!

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