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Three is a big dealβ€”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-starsβ€”Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial, Molly Yeh of My Name Is Yeh, and the duo behind Spoon Fork Bacon, and Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennettβ€”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...


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

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Marzipan Marzipan Blueberry Cake

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Makes 1 2-layer 6-inch 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


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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake by Spoon Fork Bacon

Pink Glass Cake Stand

Pink Glass Cake Stand

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

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Makes 1 9-inch 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


  • Crushed chocolate chip cookies
  • Shaved dark chocolate
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Berries & Cream Almond Cake

Berries & Cream Almond Cake by Carey Nershi

Maple Cake Stand

Maple Cake Stand

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Berries & Cream Almond Cake

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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


  • 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
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βš‘οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ🏻 I kinda feel like we drove to the moon and back this week and really packed it in πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» I even squeezed in making a cake at the apron factory yesterday 😁πŸ’ͺ🏻 because you know, l just like to bake sometimes... Especially with all the free time I've got in between the 30 meetings @themeganmichelle schedules into everyday 😁😳😜πŸ’₯ but it is our bday month and mine too AND my friends at @food52 ANDDDD my staff who also have a ton of bdays this month, so happy birthdays all around!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’›βš‘οΈπŸ’₯πŸŽ‚ πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŽ‚ #f52home #apronladyadventures

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Hedley & Bennett Selvage Chambray Apron

Hedley & Bennett Selvage Chambray Apron

Walnut Cake Stand

Walnut Cake Stand

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Ellen Bennett's Key Lime Pie

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Makes 1 9-inch pie


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


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

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