Any-Occasion Cakes

These cakes make for a nice neighborhood or office gift at Christmas time as well. Also since a cake mix will make two 8" round cakes. You can make two and give one away and keep one to eat. Everyone wins. These cakes make for a nice neighborhood or office gift at Christmas time as well.

My older kids sold these single layer cakes one year as a fund raising project. Together, our family baked and decorated 50 of these cakes in three days! It made for fun times and good memories. A family that "plays" together stays together ---that goes for "work" as well. My kids learned a lot and worked really hard, it was no piece of cake! My older kids sold these single layer cakes one year as a fund raising project. Together, our family baked and decorated 50 of these cakes in three days! It made for fun times and good memories. A family that “plays” together stays together —that goes for “work” as well. My kids learned a lot and worked really hard, it was no piece of cake!

You can also get the cherries with stems and chocolate dip them before placing them on the cake. You can also get the cherries with stems and chocolate dip them before placing them on the cake.

Snickers anyone? Want to decorate the perfect cake? A great way to decorate a cake for the one you love is to find out there favorite candy bar. Bake a single layered round cake and frost with butter-cream frosting. Then add a simple border at the top and bottom. So what if you mess up? By the time you drizzle the cake in all that chocolate ---no one can see your mistake. (Like they are going to care anyway when they see all the chocolate drizzle with chunks of their favorite candy bar everywhere). Perfect cake achievement! Snickers anyone? Want to decorate the perfect cake? A great way to decorate a cake for the one you love is to find out there favorite candy bar. Bake a single layered round cake and frost with butter-cream frosting. Then add a simple border at the top and bottom. So what if you mess up? By the time you drizzle the cake in all that chocolate —no one can see your mistake. (Like they are going to care anyway when they see all the chocolate drizzle with chunks of their favorite candy bar everywhere). Perfect cake achievement!

I love this picture. Also I am what my children and husband call a thrifty-to-the-max person, but I am sorry (even I know) an Oreo is an Oreo, and NO chocolate cookie can replace an Oreo. I do not care what brand it is. There I said it. Spend the little extra. It is well worth the money. Buy Oreos. I love this picture. Also I am what my children and husband call a thrifty-to-the-max person, but I am sorry (even I know) an Oreo is an Oreo, and NO chocolate cookie can replace an Oreo. I do not care what brand it is. There I said it. Spend the little extra. It is well worth the money. Buy Oreos.

Close-up of the cherry topper. These simple, single layer cakes can be made with any flavor cake mix. Then frosted in butter-cream and decorated with Oreo crumbs and drizzled chocolate. Close-up of the cherry topped cake. Bake your cake then frost in buttercream and decorate with Oreo crumbs and drizzled chocolate. Perfect!

Bird's eye view of an Oreo cookie decorated single layer cake with butter-cream, Oreo crumbs, chocolate drizzle and Oreo cookie halves. YUM! Right?! Bird’s eye view of an Oreo cookie decorated single layer cake with butter-cream, Oreo crumbs, chocolate drizzle and Oreo cookie halves. YUM! Right?!

Decorated Oreo cookie single layered cake. BTW: the cheapest way to make drizzling chocolate is to put 1/4 cup chocolate chips in the tip of a sandwich bag and then place the sandwich bag chocolate chips "tip down" in a mug of really hot tap water. Move the chips around in the bag by taking them out periodically and gently squeezing the bag tip as they begin to melt. When your chocolate chips in the bag are all a soup consistency (with no chunks whatsoever) snip off the tip of the sandwich bag and gentle drizzle over your cake in a back and forth motion til all the chocolate is gone. No expensive double boiler needed. Decorated Oreo cookie single layered cake. BTW: the cheapest way to make drizzling chocolate is to put 1/4 cup chocolate chips in the tip of a sandwich bag and then place the sandwich bag chocolate chips “tip down” in a mug of really hot tap water. Move the chips around in the bag by taking them out periodically and gently squeezing the bag tip as they begin to melt. When your chocolate chips in the bag are all a soup consistency (with no chunks whatsoever) snip off the tip of the sandwich bag and gentle drizzle over your cake in a back and forth motion til all the chocolate is gone. No expensive double boiler needed.