The Happy Buddy turned 5 on the 3rd of July and I really wanted to make him a special birthday cake to celebrate.
I almost gave up and called the Publix bakery after looking on Pinterest and seeing so many intricate, difficult, you-might-need-a-culinary-arts-degree-to-make-it cakes.
But then I saw a few Number 5 cakes and knew I could pull it off without having to buy fondant or 300 special frosting tips.
This cake is SO easy.
Here is a photo tutorial of what I did –
At this point I decided to decorate the cake with M&Ms.
About 10 minutes in to the color sorting and meticulous placing, I regretted this decision immensely.
Happy How to Make a Number 5 Cake-ing!
*Quick Tip – For crumb-free icing, I recommend freezing your cakes first. Go HERE for a simple step-by-step guide.*