Happy Birthday Rachel!

Happy Birthday Cake Mix Pancakes

My favorite niece, Rachel, is turning 14 on August 25th. . .

. . .technically, she’s my only niece,

but if I had another, she would still be my favorite :-)

 I saw this fun idea for birthday cake-pancakes in the August issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray~ and thought it would be fun to join along with Lynn’s Celebrity Cook-Along with  Rachael Ray~

A fun coincidence since Rachael Ray

also celebrates a birthday on August 25th :-)

 These birthday pancakes are one several cake ideas in honor of Rachael Ray’s birthday month in the August issue, using a boxed mix~

You can add sprinkles to your cake mix batter or use a Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix.  I added them to my powdered sugar glaze instead of the batter~

Mix your boxed yellow cake mix according to package directions~ I used a Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Mix.

Ladle the batter into a nonstick skillet or griddle, and cook like you would cook pancakes~ I got 9 pancakes~ approximately 8″~  out of the box mix, but only used 7 for this cake~

Mix powdered sugar with 2 -3 T of water, milk, or orange juice and drizzle over your stack of “pancakes” and add sprinkles~

Rachel~ We blew out your candles and

made a wish that you would come visit us soon!

Happy Birthday Rachel (and Rachael :-)

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Marvelous Mondays, Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us Wednesdays,  Foodie Friday

38 responses to “Happy Birthday Rachel!

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    That’s just way too cute Mary, love the idea and your cake stand too! Happy B-Day to Rachel and I hope your wish comes true soon! And inquiring minds want to know… what happened to the other two pancakes? Just sayin… Thanks so much for playing along:@)

  2. Happy Birthday Rachel! What fun to see what Aunt Mary cooked up for you!

  3. I bet this tastes as good as it looks, Mary! Thanks for telling us how to do it. I bet Ms. C. will ♥♥♥ it!!!

    ♪♫♫ Happy Birthday to Sweet Rachel ♫♫♪…she is a doll & growing up to be a beautiful young lady. Her brothers are pretty cool, too. I must suggest to my DD that she get similar photos of her 3 children in the same pose, year after year. Amazing to see how they’ve grown!


  4. Cute idea and very cute niece!!

  5. the cake or rachel… who is cuter?! what a darling cake, so fun and diff, i hope she loves it, being your favorite niece and all :)

  6. Now, THAT is about the cutest thing I have seen in quite awhile!!! Rachael is ADORABLE ands it was so neat to see her as she grew!!!!! Great pics! I think I might make MYSELF one of these as MY birthday is Aug. 26!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I could just come over to your place and have a piece with you!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  7. whoops, I misspelled your neice, she is Rachel. BOTH are cure though:):):)

  8. Annie La Vigne

    Mary, be sure to tell Leah that I think her family is so beautiful! A

  9. The other two pancakes went under a rigorous taste testing to confirm that Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Mix is both moist & supreme :-)

  10. What a great idea! I’ll be in Kingston for my grandson’s 4th birthday, and I think I’ll do just this.
    Happy Birthday to your pretty niece!

  11. This is such a fun idea for a birthday cake.

    Happy Birthday, Rachel!

  12. Capital idea!!! What a fun…and tasty, I’m sure!…way to celebrate!

  13. Aunt Mary, I love that you did this! And will certaintly have to make this cake. Thank you so much Ilove you! Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

  14. Adorable idea! Never heard of doing this before!

    Niece is adorable too!

    Happy Birthday to both Rachel’s!


  15. Now that’s called thinking out of the box!
    What a fun thing to make.

  16. Happy Birthday to both Rachel’s,what a fun birthday cake too!!

  17. This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Just PERFECT for a pretty girl’s birthday. Happiest Birthday Day, Rachel. I have 3 granddaughters that will be 14 in October…I think I will make these beautiful pancakes for them.:)
    xo bj

  18. What a perfect stack of pancakes.. Will need to borrow this idea for the next bd around here. thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

  19. Too cute! What a fun way to celebrate.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. What a clever idea! I am sure they tasted great too. I tried a Rachael Ray dessert to add to the party and it was awful, not blogworthy at all and such a disappointment. We have a birthday on Aug. 24 and 2 on Aug. 25th. We will have to try this fun idea.

  21. What a fun way to start a birthday person’s day. You pancakes looked totally yummy!

  22. Happy Birthday, Rachel! What a great way to start your birthday! I never thought to use a box cake mix and make pancakes. What a great idea!
    My son loves funfetti (I can’t believe it!) so for his birthday I’m making this!
    Thanks so much for your creative and fun idea and joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    xo Yvonne

  23. What a great idea, and so beautifully presented. I love the way you spelled out the greeting using those sugar letters. Clever!

  24. What a neat idea! This would be an awesome surprise birthday breakfast. Happy belated birthday to your niece. :)

  25. What a cool idea! I’m sure your pretty niece will enjoy her special pancake cake…happy birthday, Rachel!

    I’m going to have to remember to make this for my grandsons one day when they are a little older …I’m sure they will love it!

  26. What a wonderful birthday cake, Mary it’s always a pleasure to visit…I’ve tagged you here:http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/08/17/the-se7ven-link-challenge/
    Yvette x

  27. MMM…yummy and fun birthday pancake! Happy birthday to your Rachel! What great photos of all the kids too!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  28. I like Rachel’s cake! Great idea. :)

  29. Hello.
    This looks yummo! Did you save the other 2 for me? (lol)

    Rachel is blossoming into a beautiful young lady. Please give her my best wishes. The others are handsome too!

    Excellent presentation as always. Thank you for sharing.

    My Reflection In The Mirror

  30. Happy Birthday to Rachel! That is just the cutest way to make a cake.

  31. August is a busy birthday month! My son Jeremy turned 26 on the 9th. He shared that day with my late mom’s late oldest sister Auntie Mary. Nick our youngest turns 18 on August 20th and shares that date with Katie his sassy and smart engineer cousin . August 19th would have been Aunt Ang’s birthday! She shared this day with Katie’s sister Amy! My niece Karla is the 24th and my BFF from my toddler days and still my friend today Lynette is the 22nd! Whew! My late sister Pat and her late hubby Gary celebrated their wedding anniversary on the 18th! My folks were August 29th and Noelle our oldest daughter celebrates 11 years of marriage on the 27th! So I will add Rachel and Rachael to my birthday list today! The pancakes looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Anne

  32. The “R” came at the right time ! Happy Birthday to Rachel !

  33. Cutest birthday cake ever. (Which matches the birthday girl!)


  34. Mary, I saw your comment on Barbara’s blog. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And many, many more! XO, Pinky

  35. That does look good! I am suddenly hungry for pancakes!~ Ames

  36. What a cleve, clever idea! Your Rachel is beautiful. I’m glad she could celebrated with such a scrumptious recipe from her namesake!

    Thanks for a really clever idea!

    I am definitely going to give this a try!

    Thank you for linking.


  37. Thanks for bringing your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  38. My granddaughter celebrated her 14th birthday this month – wish I would have seen your pancake idea sooner!