Do you have a sister? Is she pretty much the most awesome person you know? Is her awesomeness a direct reflection of the fact that she is basically a carbon copy of you? If so, you should have an understanding of why Torie got an epic birthday cake.
Torie and I are like twins born four years apart. We have a psychic connection (no, for reals) and we sound EXACTLY the same on the phone (so we’re told). All too frequently we speak in unison. Basically all those cliche sisterly things.
Anyway, we’re very close and get along very well (hence this here blog) so we like to go to great lengths when it comes to gifts. We have a knack for giving each other gifts we never knew we wanted, but that are the best things ever. This year’s gift was (among other things) a Timbit cake!
I have made Torie some cool birthday cakes in the past – most notably, a lolcat cake that actually got featured on I Can Has Cheezburger (mine is the completely amateur one, not the fancy pro one). I think this one may be the best so far, though.
So without further ado, here’s how to take two layers of cake, 5 cups of icing, 5 doughnuts and 37 Timbits and make them into a Timbit & Doughnut Birthday Cake.
Note: my doughnuts and Timbits came from Tim Hortons (obviously) but if you’re not lucky enough to live near one, someone else’s brand of doughnuts and doughnut holes would work fine… although really, try to get your hands on some Tims.
Timbit & Doughnut Cake
Yields one big cake
2 round chocolate cake layers
~5 cups of vanilla icing
37 Timbits (preferably 18 chocolate and 19 old fashioned glazed, but sour cream glazed will work in a pinch)
5 old fashioned glazed dougnuts (again, sour cream glazed will work here, too)
Evenly spread heaping 1/2 cup of icing onto one cake layer.
Roughly chop the 5 doughnuts into 1″ chunks. Place in bowl and gently combine with heaping 1/2 cup of icing. Spread over icing on cake layer. Use your fingers if necessary to pat mixture into even layer.
Measure out heaping 3/4 cup of icing, then drop in dollops over doughnut/icing layer. Spread evenly with a knife (a smaller utensil is easier to use than a spatula).
Place second cake layer on top. Use remaining icing to cover top and sides of cake.
Set aside 10 chocolate Timbits and 10 old fashioned glazed Timbits. Cut remaining Timbits in half and place on top of cake.
Place remaining Timbits around the bottom of the cake to form a border.