There are certain occasions that require celebration cakes. They look like a party on a plate, with fun colors, lots of sprinkles, and each bite has the ideal amount of frosting. On the last day of 2011, I felt it a good time to bake up something special to bring us into the new year. I made a basic yellow cake (recipe
) with Magnolia Bakery's creamy vanilla frosting (recipe
), which I promptly turned light pink with a bit of food coloring. The result was exactly what I had hoped for and was just the thing to eat right before the clock struck twelve.