When 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
- Make 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.
- Frost your cake. I also put matching colored sprinkles all over the entire cake.
- Lay your strips of paper over the cake in the pattern you’d like.
- Add your big colored sprinkles with the paper strips still laying over the cake.
…then remove the paper strips and admire your work!
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!