Erla’s December

Since my son’s birthday falls in December, cake was perfect this month!

This recipe may be tough for some but follow closely and you will be just fine!


  • Purchase the boxed cake mix of your choice

  • Follow instructions on the package
  • Choose the cake pan of your choice – our theme this year was Spiderman!
  • Prepare pan and bake according to directions on box
  • Remove from oven and let cool


  • 1 lb Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Milk (you can use water or light cream as well)
  • 2 lbs Powered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract


  • Add all extracts to the milk
  • In a stand mixer beat the shortening until fluffy
  • Add powered sugar and milk mixture gradually
  • Using icing color, dye the frosting to the colors needed for selected cake

Time To Frost The Cake:

  • Remove cake from pan and put on a cake board or serving dish
  • I actually followed the directions suggested on the pattern and here is the progress:

Step 1

Steps 2 & 3

Birthday boy wanted to help so I gave him his own project

The finished cake

Making wishes!!

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One Response to Erla’s December

  1. Neve says:

    Erla – what a great cake! It must have taken ages to do all that piping.

    what a good mama xoxo

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