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Happy birthday, Cameron! I haven’t done a birthday post for you in 4 years… pretty much since your little brother arrived. Though parties have become much more simple (as reference, check out his 1st birthday, 2nd birthday, and 3rd birthday), I knew I wanted to make you a cake that would blow your mind this year. You are inquisitive, and I knew you would get a kick out of this candy surprise inside your cake. You immediately tried to figure out how I got the candy in the cake, so I’m glad I documented the process for you… It was actually really easy to make! 

After some research, I decided to buy premade cakes. But for those who are more skilled in the kitchen, you can of course bake your own. I ended up switching out the candies… I originally thought I’d use their leftover Halloween candies but ended up getting M&Ms for something more uniform.

Using a glass, I cut out circles from 2 of the cakes. I also scraped off the frosting and saved it to redo the frosting later.

I then stacked 2 of the layers and filled it with M&Ms before topping it with the 3rd cake that was left whole. I opted for the mini M&Ms so that it looks more abundant and cuter.
Fruity Pebbles Cake

I then covered the outside with Fruity Pebbles, my kids current favorite cereal. Sprinkles would also be a great option. I like to use what I have on hand rather than buying more stuff, so that’s another reason why I opted for the fruity pebbles rather than sprinkles.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Happy Birthday, Cameron! I loved seeing the surprise on your face when you cut this open. Happiest of birthdays yet, my love!


On a technical note for my fellow photographers, all of these photos were taken with the FujiFilm XT-2 with a 35mm lens. I love how small and compact it is!

And for those who want to see the process, here you go:

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