Striped Sprinkle Monogram Birthday Cake

monogram birthday cakeWhen my oldest turned a year old I made him a birthday cake in the shape of a letter “E” . Little did I know that simple idea would soon become the tradition in our family- a monogram cake for their first birthday. When Mason turned one last year, I made him a “M” cake with striped sprinkles. I love how it turned out! Here is the simple tutorial:

Monogram Birthday Cake

monogram birthday cake 1All you need for this tutorial is the recipe to your favorite cake, or a cake box like I used! You’ll also need sprinkles, frosting, and strips of paper.


  1. monogram birthday cake 3Make your cake according to directions and let cool completely.  Then, cut out your monogram. I free-hand mine, but I’ve had simple first lettered names! If you need a stencil, just print one from your computer.
  2. Frost your cake. I also put matching colored sprinkles all over the entire cake.
  3. Lay your strips of paper over the cake in the pattern you’d like.
  4. Add your big colored sprinkles with the paper strips still laying over the cake.

…then remove the  paper strips and admire your work!

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This little birthday boy had a BLAST with his cake. And this mama was finding orange frosting in all his rolls for days to come!

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About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."

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