CakeWhat to CookThe Shop

We Asked Food World All-Stars to Make Our Shop a Birthday Cake

4 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Three is a big deal—out of the twos, well beyond toddling. And yes, three is a little bit different when you're talking about a shop rather than a human child, but we think it's going to be a heck of a great year for our own Food52 Shop. Three! Our Shop, already home to thousands of products and hundreds makers, is turning three!

To celebrate, we asked all-stars—Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial, Molly Yeh of My Name Is Yeh, and the duo behind Spoon Fork Bacon, and Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett—to share their favorite birthday cakes with us so that we (and you!) can make them at home. No plain yellow cake here (though we're certainly not knocking it); instead, think icebox cake and almondy-blueberry cake and towering, whipped cream clouds...

Advertisement

Happy 3rd birthday, Shop! We can't wait to see what next year has in store. Now make a wish!

Marzipan Marzipan Blueberry Cake

Marzipan Marzipan Blueberry Cake by molly yeh

Jadeite Glass Cake Stand

Jadeite Glass Cake Stand

From $39
3bdfd9a1 8b51 4cd3 9b94 9d0d64d2b5de  marzipan marzipan blueberry cake 4

Marzipan Marzipan Blueberry Cake

32036169 c98b 4452 bb32 d6407e832686  cake 3 molly yeh
25 Save Recipe
Makes 1 2-layer 6-inch cake

Cake

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces almond paste, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Assembly

  • ~1/2 cup blueberry jam
  • ~10 ounces marzipan
  • Gel or liquid food coloring
  • Sprinkles
Show More
Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake by Spoon Fork Bacon

Pink Glass Cake Stand

Pink Glass Cake Stand

From $45
1e3c497d d19e 4e50 85e4 c81e4dd10d34  birthday cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar Spoon Fork Bacon
51 Save Recipe
Makes 1 9-inch cake

Cake

  • 16 ounces mascarpone, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • ~50 (1 1/2-inch) chocolate chip cookies

Garnish

  • Crushed chocolate chip cookies
  • Shaved dark chocolate
Show More

Berries & Cream Almond Cake

Berries & Cream Almond Cake by Carey Nershi

Maple Cake Stand

Maple Cake Stand

$70
731d2ba3 0f16 4707 8adf ea0ab9d6c910  3q8a9644 1

Berries & Cream Almond Cake

4cd3b000 8437 49b9 b809 d4d2ed977280  3q8a4167 2 Carey Nershi
9 Save Recipe
Makes 1 cake

Almond Cake

  • unsalted butter, for greasing pans
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 3/4 cups whole blanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Filling

  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • zest of 1 lemon, peeled off in thick strips
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 cups berries
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
Show More
Hedley & Bennett Selvage Chambray Apron

Hedley & Bennett Selvage Chambray Apron

$105
Walnut Cake Stand

Walnut Cake Stand

$70
B7f5f947 a9c8 4a6f aa81 4b7a48654c26  screen shot 2016 08 09 at 9.31.03 am

Ellen Bennett's Key Lime Pie

F1fd9a65 f57b 4403 a376 172a40bafab8  2016 03 24 13 25 20 Hedley & Bennett
37 Save Recipe
Makes 1 9-inch pie

Crust

  • 18 whole graham crackers (the 4-section large pieces)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) lime zest
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • FROSTING (optional):
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Key lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Show More

What's your classic birthday cake? Describe it in the comments!

Tags: birthday cakes, food bloggers