Yes, that's right. I turned 30.
And I can't believe it has taken me almost a month to post pictures about how I made my 30th birthday cake!!
What you see to the left is the finished product. I used some of the Cake Boss tools I received when I attended the flash decorating session with the Cake Boss last month. The cake is actually on a turntable that turns if you want it to while you decorate, but it also locks if you don't want it to turn.
Here's how I did it: two boxes of Betty Crocker gluten-free cake mix. I made two circular cakes.
After letting the cakes cool, I took one cake and cut it a little so that both top and bottom were flat. Then I placed it on the turning cake stand and covered the top of it in chocolate frosting (also Betty Crocker and also gluten-free). Then I took the other cake and placed it on top of the second one and covered the entire thing in chocolate frosting.
The white frosting was whipped, and I don't think it was the best frosting to use to make rosettes. But I didn't know that when I bought the frosting. Next time I'll just buy regular vanilla frosting.
Or I could make my own frosting and icing.