bake my cake 2013: brandi’s cake

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It’s here! Bake My Cake 2013. There are prizes and bragging rights on the line. Here’s how things are gunna go down: seven of you sent me wicked awesome graduation cakes. Seven amazing, butter-infused, sugar-laden masterpieces! This week, I’ll be featuring each cake in its own post. Yup, you’re gunna get up close and personal with our competitors. Then, on Monday, June 17th, all seven cakes will compete against one another in a buttercream battle for your votes. The winner will be announced (officially) on Tuesday, June 18th – graduation day! Let’s get started, shall we?

First up is this sprinkled masterpiece from my pal, Brandi.

brandi's cake | bake my cake 2013: movita beaucoup

Brandi included the following note with her entry:

Dear Movie,

Can I call you Movie? I did just bake an ah-mazing cake for you because you asked me for one, so I feel as though we’re tight like that. Plus, I’m from the US mid-south & that’s what we do, nickname people’s nicknames.

So, on to your cake. This ah-mazing work of art is a strawberry 4-layer cake, with a homemade strawberry compote filling, frosted with a delightfully fluffy cream cheese buttercream frosting with just a hint of macerated strawberries to boot. Then we piled a crap load of multi-colored sprinkles on top. & by we I mean me & my creepy step-kids. While our creepy dog stared us down. Daring us to turn our backs for just the slightest of seconds so she could sneak a lick. She’s a sneaky licker. But enough about creepy kids & dogs. As you will see from my 2 photos, there is absolutely no evidence of said creepers. It’s quite possible I made the whole thing up. The cake is real however & was devoured shortly after these photos were taken. Hope you enjoy them as your cake was enjoyed immensely by a large group of family & friends on absolutely no occasion at all other than your desire for cake.


brandi's cake | bake my cake 2013: movita beaucoupI’d like to begin by mentioning that the phrase “sneaky licker” has haunted me since first reading Brandi’s email.

Now, take a look at that cake. It fell off da hook, got hung back up, and then fell off da hook again. (That’s how a killah cake rolls, shorty.) It’s got, like, 10 pounds of sprinkles on it. Imagine the crunching sound they would make in your mouth! Awwwwww, yah! Strawberry compote filling? Yes, please. Cream cheese buttercream frosting? That’s cream so nice you’ve gotta say it twice. Do you even know what macerated strawberries ARE? No. Of course you don’t. No one does.

Just before Brandi sent me her entry, I officially registered my hopefully-launching-soon business, Sprinkle Toes. Did Brandi know this? No. But did Brandi sense this? Obviously. That’s the power of The Interwebs. In fact, Brandi’s entry arrived on the day I presented my plans for Sprinkle Toes at baking school, making this cake the perfect tribute to the next phase of my sprinkle-filled life. Brandi gets me.

Thanks for the graduation cake, Brandi! I loves it right hard like.

If you love Brandi’s cake as much as I do, you’ll be able to cast a vote for it on Monday, June 17th, 2013.


  1. shannon on June 10, 2013 at 8:39 am

    omg i’m so nervous for this week. who will win?!?!?! who will compete?!?!?! obviously if this cake is any indication of my competition, i’m scared. because it’s amazing, and i’ve actually never seen this many sprinkles in one place. I really want to know how heavy it is.

    it’s beautiful. *sprinkles*

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:04 am

      RIGHT? I mean, that cake has personality! (Because it probably weighs the same as I do.)

      Gawd, I love sprinkles.

  2. jessieharrold on June 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    It’s totally meant to be. Also, these sprinkles are amazing. How did she Brandi get them on the side of the cake. Did she throw them? Did she create some kind of sprinkle projectile type device using an air gun loaded with nonpareils?
    Oh my god. I’m so confused right now.

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Um, Jessie? We need to invent a nonpareil gun. (Michael’s will sell it for $399.)

      • jessieharrold on June 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

        Done and done. I will quit my day job. Henceforth: the vicarious life of a sprinkle shootin’ food blogger.

  3. Food,Photography & France on June 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Crazy cake – excellent:)

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

      My mother kept talking about the sheer volume of sprinkles yesterday! It’s crazy awesome!

  4. BranDGarrett on June 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Well see it’s like this… The cake was freaking heavy!! Probably at least 5 lbs of cake, filling & sprinkles. Our method of sprinkle application did in fact include a mixture of gently patting sprinkles on the side, spooning sprinkles on to the top & ending with yes in fact throwing sprinkles at the darn thing. The table & floor looking like a unicorn threw up everywhere. 🙂
    Shannon, I cannot wait to see what you’ve come up with this year!

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

      So, what you’re saying is: the cake was heavy, which is like lifting weights, which is like going to the gym, which means the cake is HEALTHY.

      Nicely done.

  5. mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry on June 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    That is a WHOLE LOT OF AWESOME right there! Is there even a cake under all those sprinkles? Who cares? Not me – I’d vote for it just because of “sneaky licker.” Ah-mazing!

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

      I think the phrase “sneaky licker” is going to hit the internet and become amazingly popular…

  6. Willow on June 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    That is a lot of sprinkles! I feel like the whole cake should be on a stick, and it should be dubbed a giant cake ball. Love it!

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Giant cake ball = best idea ever.

  7. juanitascocina on June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    My goal is to sneak the phrase “sneaky licker” into a conversation this week.

    • movita beaucoup on June 11, 2013 at 8:06 am

      I think I used that phrase ten times yesterday. It’ll probably become a “thing” and we’ll start hearing it in movies and stuff.

  8. movita beaucoup on December 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in June 2013. Thanks for stopping by!