This Vegan Funfetti Cake + Vanilla Buttercream is a healthier option to your classic childhood favorite—funfetti!. Not only is it completely moist + fluffy, but it’s also loaded with sweet little rainbow sprinkles that when paired with this airy vegan vanilla buttercream, they all work amazingly together. A definite crowd-pleasing cake for any occasion, especially for Birthdays.
Hey ya’ll. Today’s my Birthday and I couldn’t be more grateful in this moment. Yet another day and another year. In addition to it being the start of my newest chapter—-Year 30.
I know. I’m getting old. Haha.
Seriously—-I’m so excited for my 30s and can’t wait to see what it all entails. As for my 20s—I’ve carried with me some really valuable lessons.
For one, relationships have been my biggest lessons. Along the way, I’ve lost some really close relationships while gaining a few in turn.
Yes—I can admit that it’s been super tough in the process, however, looking back at everything, I can see God’s hand in it all. He was being strategic.
Secondly, I’ve learned just how tough cultivating your dreams and a business can be. Initially, it takes a ton of investing before you reap even a tad bit of the actual reward.
So, if you’re just starting out or you’re half way through—-don’t give up! Things will get better in time. Consistency is important.
Remain consistent even when everything says that it’s not going anywhere. Something will happen when it’s time.
Honestly, there a ton of other things I’ve learned, however, I can attest to the top two being my biggest ones for the past year or so.
But to dig deeper, I’d recommend checking out one of our articles—Ending Relationships: 5 Mindsets That Keep You Stuck.
That place where you’ve felt like Life has handed you a handful of lemons and boy, are those lemons real sour. I know that they say that you should make Lemonade with those lemons, but what if you don’t want the obvious?
What if you’ve decided that you’re willing to do things the unconventional way so that you can get unconventional results?
If you’re anything like me, then when Life gives you lemons, make Sweet Tea; forget Lemonade.
Once you’ve pin-pointed out everything, always think about your steps to becoming better. I’ve assessed this for myself and found that it’s truly helpful in discovering the best version of yourself.
8 Secrets to Being Your Best You is a guide to making your current year and years that follow, the most effective and life-changing.
From doing the necessary work that is required to letting go of toxic relationships + environments to making minor tweaks to a healthier lifestyle; all 8 habits and practices are sure to help you be the best version of yourself that you possibly can.
OK, so can we talk about this cake for a sec? If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that I often opt out of Birthday Cakes for my special day and go for my favorite—some form of cheesecake.
Check out this Mango Cheesecake + Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust.
Trust me, you can never go wrong with cheesecake.
However, I wanted to do something a bit different to bring in my new chapter (Chapter 30), so I decided on a cake. Since this occasion isn’t that ‘simple’, I wanted to make a fun cake while keeping things on the healthier side.
So, why not a Vegan cake, right?
Honestly, Cakes have been super challenging for me since I began pursuing them, however, I still fight through it and create to the best of my ability.
Take this Lemon + Strawberry Layer Spring Cake that I made recently for the Spring. It was my first experimented cake that included real flowers as decor. Yet—it was fun!
With this particular cake, I chose to create a beautiful Vegan cake that remained fluffy and airy, but also showcased a delicious frosting.
Usually regular cakes are topped with some sort of buttercream and while this cake was a Vegan one, I had to come up with ways to best create a similar ‘buttercream’. And wallah!
All I needed to do was incorporate vegan shortening along with my vegan butter of choice, and you get a great buttercream without the dairy and/or other preservatives.
Lastly, another thing that I’ve learned about baking a cake is having the right tools. As a basic—-you should have a cake stand (preferably one that has a turnstile table), spatulas (big + small), piping bags + tips, correct baking pans and parchment paper, and if you need to get a bit more fancy—Bake Even Cake Strips (Wilton has some awesome quality ones!), which are such a genius invention.
Have no clue what these are? Whelp, you basically soak them in water before wrapping them around your cake pan while baking.
These stripes ensures that your cakes don’t bake with a funny “dome” or anything. Just flat and even.
Yup. So, that’s it. All the details of what I’ve used. Looking for other great Birthday cake ideas?
If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ll know that I’ve attempted a few other cakes for my Husband’s Birthday and Little Guy’s Big Day: Vegan Carrot Cake + Orange-infused Frosting, Fluffy, Buttery Vanilla Birthday Cake, and Very Vanilla Cake!
If you choose to make this Vegan Funfetti Cake + Vanilla Buttercream recipe or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!
Vegan Funfetti Cake + Vanilla Buttercream.