UNO Birthday Cake {With UNO Cookies}

UNO sugar cookies surround the abundance of Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  Which is smothered in between a colorful quadrupole layered, super moist cake.  Topped with a rose swirled individual mini cake.  Perfect for any little girl’s 1st Birthday!

Uno Cake with Uno Card Cookies @ SimplyGloria.com #birthday #Uno

I want to share with you my resources of making this cake.  And, simply how fun it was to create this fun colorful cake.

 Coming up with an idea, or a sketch can be the easy part.  Also knowing that UNO was the theme– and for this special little lady’s 1st Birthday, was even more fun!  

Uno Cake with Uno Card Cookies @ SimplyGloria.com #birthday #Uno #1stbirthday

But, when I end up sketching my idea of a designed theme… it never turns out the way I envisioned.  So honestly, I just take each step of an idea and just go with the flow.  

Uno Cake with Uno Card Cookies by SimplyGloria.com #birthday #Uno

I decided to just start with cookies.  I didn’t know what or how I was going to place the cookies on the cake.  I just went with my idea of using sugar cookies as the UNO playing cards somewhere on the cake.

Don’t judge me– the only practice I had with cutout cookies and royal icing was twice before– a year ago!  

I divided the white cake batter into five bowls.  Four bowls were reserved for the UNO card colors– red, yellow, blue, and green.  The fifth bowl of cake batter was divided into two mini bundt pans that was used for the rose swirled tier. 

Uno Cake with Uno Card Cookies by SimplyGloria.com #Uno #rainbow #cake

Assembling the cake was very simple.  I started by doing crumb coat with a Swiss meringue buttercream and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours.  

I pressed down a dowel into the top of the layered cake to hold the rose swirl tier securely on top.

The rose swirled tier was used as the birthday girl’s individual cake.

I finished the cake with the rest of the Swiss meringue buttercream and placed the cookies and colorful candies around the edges.

Uno Cake with Uno Card Cookies @ SimplyGloria.com #Uno #birthday

This all right here, was my end result!

Uno Birthday Cake by SimplyGloria.com #UNO #cookies #cake

I hope this gives you inspiration when you plan someone’s special 1st birthday cake!

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Uno Birthday Cake by SimplyGloria.com #UNO #cake #rainbow

The White Cake recipe is  from the talented Created By Diane.   I’ve always been a huge fan of Diane’s beautiful and classy blog!  I actually purchased some cute heart cookie cutters last year, just so I could make her amazing Red Velvet Cut Out Cookies with Red Velvet Icing!  Be sure to visit Diane’s many other wonderful recipes.

The Sugar Cookies recipe is from Sweetopia.  Lovely Marian, purely has a talent with cookies as well!  I have had great success with this cookie recipe.  Please visit Marian’s other creations to see what you may want to make!  The possibilities are really endless over there with her!

The coloring used on the icing of the cookies and in the cake batter is AmeriColor.  It doesn’t change the consistency of your recipes.  Also, is very vibrant in color.  

Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream is from Martha Stewart.  It was very easy to follow the directions!  Note:  I replaced the lemony flavor with vanilla.

The Royal Icing for the cookies is a very simple recipe:

3 oz. of egg whites 
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
4 cups powdered sugar In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add food coloring, if desired. 
This will make you about 3 1/2 cups of icing.

 Enjoy, my friends!

 **This UNO Birthday Cake {With UNO Cookies} were shared and linked up to party with {Bubbly Nature Creations} & {Yellow Bliss Road} & {Weary Chef} & {The Bitterside Of Sweet}

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    • says

      We love UNO, too…my youngest is constantly breaking the cards out to play a “quick” game. Love how it’s been this popular for this long! Thanks, Maria! (=

    • says

      It was fun creating the colorful layers inside the cake. When I trimmed off the tops, I gave them to my youngest son and he had more fun just looking at all the colors than munching on the scraps! Thank you for your sweet and kind words, Marci!

    • says

      I was really pleased and excited that they really liked it. My oldest met me half way to deliver it the rest of the way…and I think that made me more anxious than when I drove the first half down a winding canyon. (He is a crazy driver!) But, it made it there the way that I handed it to him…whew! Thank you, Tanya!

    • says

      Tahny, this was my first time working with swiss buttercream…and now I am totally in love with it! Now I’m going to use it on my ribbon cakes…because the cream cheese frosting just wasn’t working the way that I wanted to. After I experienced making the buttercream, I was noticing it everywhere, like on Pinterest. But, all I kept reading was how hard it is to make and bla bla bla. I was shocked, cz it was super easy to make. I loved the consistency of it the best! Thanks, Tahny! You’re the best!

    • says

      Well, thanks so much Lisa…but I don’t know about actually selling this kind of stuff to the actual public. LOL! You on the other hand, needs to go into opening a Baker’s Bar…with all of those infused delectable treats!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Andi! Let’s just say I could definitely NOT do this on a daily basis…only once in awhile is how I prefer to do it. Hope you’re having a most fabulous Monday!

    • says

      Chelsea, you want to know what it took a ton of…. BUTTER! lol
      It was really fun to make. I’m used to boys in this house and making boy-filled cakes…no frilly’s over here. Thank you! (=

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