Saturday, May 25, 2013

Betty Crocker Summer Cakes (with Infographic)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions stated are sincere and my own.

I've often talked talked about my grandmother and how she home cooked everything, and was always glad to let me help. Though I'm sure my 'help' was not really so helpful, she never let on and I never realized it until I was grown. Furthermore, it did just what I suspect she wanted it to do, and that was make me feel special, helpful and loved. We made some great memories in her kitchen, and now it's my turn to pass that sort of kindness on to my own children.

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Betty Crocker realizes how special cooking with kids can be, and just in time for summer they've compiled a list of Summer Birthday Cakes that can easily (and fairly quickly) be made in the kitchen with the kiddos.  Check out some of these great recipes found here.

My favorite is the watermelon cake:

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My daughter is fond of rainbows and butterflies, making this the perfectly predictable (& scrumptious looking!) choice for her:

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And my little one 'ohh ohh oooohed' at the ice cream cone cakes below.

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There are many other great summer cake ideas too, many of which would work well to foster the bond between you and your precious littles (or not-so-littles) in the kitchen this summer.

Children do remember the fun things they consistently do with their parent(s). Why not make one of those memories this summer, be filled with the goodness of cake?

62 comments:

  1. I love making the ice cream cone cakes!!!! They are so fun.

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    1. I think those are cute too. I've never tried them, but I saw where Brandy (from Happily Blended) did them with her daughter not too awful long ago.

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    2. I made them for Kyle's co-workers a while ago and they were a huge hit. :)

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    3. Never too old for cake. :)

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  2. I love the watermelon one and ice cream cone ones.

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  3. Oh wow, the watermelon cake is just too cute! I love Betty Crocker! And I especially love cake! Great post!

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    1. My mom and grandmother both always had the big Betty Crocker cookbooks that came out. I still remember the covers they were used so often.

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  4. Love these Rosey! You are so right about sharing some kitchen fun and memories with the kids. Just yesterday at my hairdresser, my little one sits right next to her on the waiting room while I was taking care of the bill and I overheard him tell her..:Do you want to know a secret? she says, sure what?.."My mom puts vanilla on her potato salad, that is her secret ingredient"...I just laughed! The kid has been in the kitchen with me for 4 years now...he knows to much or so he thinks...PS...no the secret ingredient is not vanilla, but don't tell him that!!! Love my friend, have a good one! Lizy

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    1. LOL! He's spilling secrets from the kitchen! Good thing they're the wrong ones. hehe

      I hope the hairdresser doesn't attempt to put vanilla in her potato salad. ;)

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  5. Those cakes are adorable. Our daughters-in-law would enjoy making them with the grandkids. Thanks for the info!

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    1. My mother-in-law would enjoy EATING them w/the grandkids, haha. Cake is one of her absolute faves!

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    1. There are others over there too that look pretty cute. There's some flipflops I think are adorable. :)

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  7. Butterfly cake. Must have it. :)

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    1. That's the one my daughter will make, I'm sure, at some point before summer is over. She's better at decorating than I am too, so I bet she nails it. :)

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  8. That watermelon cake is so cool!! I used to make the cake in an icecream cup. They are cute too.

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    1. I'm quite certain the kids and their friends would love that one. Thanks for the visit. :)

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  9. I remember my daughter, long ago, made for her grandmother's birthday, a cheeseburger cake with chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting. It turned out perfectly.

    I think my favorite of your shares is the watermelon cake!

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    1. I've seen the cheeseburger cakes and they are adorable!

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    1. I'm guessing either you don't like to make it, or eat it, lol. My husband doesn't like cake (gasp!). ;)

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  11. Don't eat any of that at my mat, and cooking hahaha the cats would do a better job.

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    1. You could make tuna cakes for the cats. :)

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  12. Oh man, that watermelon cake looks AWESOME. I would pay good money for that because lord knows I would never actually bake anything like that myself LOL.

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    1. My decorative flair is lacking too, but it'd still be fun to try (and taste) one of those. :)

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  13. These are amazing. I never was one of those special moms that made cool stuff like this, but maybe one day I can become a grandmother like yours.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too...I'd like to be a grandmother just like that. :)

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  14. Love the watermelon cake!! =)

    Found you via Let's get social party

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  15. I love baking with Betty Crocker mixes. So easy and yummy!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Betty Crocker does take out the guess work with those fabulously easy cake mixes, agreed. :)

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  16. The watermelon cake looks de-lish! I know the ice cream cone cake is good. I've had one before. Decorating food is not my forte though. If I could paint the food.....hmmm....that would be awesome. lol

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  17. Wow, those look fabulous. Great stuff for parties and BBQs.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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    1. I thought of BBQs w/that watermelon cake. I think it'd be a big hit novelty-wise as well. :)

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  18. Those cakes look perfectly divine and TOTALLY scream summer. Yay!

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    1. Anything that screams summer gets a 'yay!' from me. It's so nice to see people out and about!

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  19. I love the Watermelon recipe and the Ice Cream Cones! =)
    Perfect for Summer!

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    1. I'd like to give those cones a try for a kid party or something fun like that, I think!

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  20. They all look deliciously gorgeous heheh!

    I have always thought that name Betty Crocker hilarious even funnier than Kitty Pottinger LOL (Yes I know I am a sandwich short of a picnic.

    Have a fantabulosa week ;-)

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    1. Who needs sandwiches when you can have cake?!?! ;)

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  21. So creative and fun. They are all wonderful. Beautiful to look at and divine to eat.

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    1. That watermelon cake is making me seriously long for a slice of the real deal.

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    1. I am a firm believer that cake always looks good. :)

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  23. Those cakes are too cute! My nieces made those cupcake cakes and said they were the best cakes they ever had. I guess baking them in the cones gives them some kind of extra flavor?

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    1. I dunno, but it looks fun to me. Extra flavor is a good bonus. :)

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  24. i LOVE that watermelon one ;)

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  25. I want all of them...like now. I think I'm adding cake making to my to do list tomorrow!

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    1. We don't have time tomorrow, but it'll be on our list too, sooner rather than later, I'm sure.

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  26. Those look great...my mouth is already watering! :)

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    1. Agreed. :) Thanks for the visit. :)

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  27. The ice cream cones- so cute!!!!

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    1. I'm quite sure the kiddos in my house would like them. I'm contemplating taking them for the end-of-the-yr. school party (for Kindergartners). :)

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  28. The watermelon cake looks sooooo good. They all do in fact. I am bringing a watermelon over to my folks house in a few minutes here. I will think of that cake when I am eating a chunk! lol Hope you are enjoying Memorial Day! :)

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  29. Wow! Look at those cakes Rosey! They are so beautiful!

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    1. I thought these were nice too, Judy. They have others too, that are just as pretty.

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  30. Love the water melon cake! Perfect for parties!!

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