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 comments for “Happy Birthday Rachel!

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 14, 2011 at 6:43 am

    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:@)

    • August 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

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

  2. Clare
    August 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

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

  3. August 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    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. August 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Cute idea and very cute niece!!

  5. August 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    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. August 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

    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. August 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

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

  8. Annie La Vigne
    August 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

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

  9. Pondside
    August 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    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!

  10. La
    August 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    This is such a fun idea for a birthday cake.

    Happy Birthday, Rachel!

  11. August 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

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

  12. Rachel :)
    August 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    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!

  13. August 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Adorable idea! Never heard of doing this before!

    Niece is adorable too!

    Happy Birthday to both Rachel’s!


  14. August 15, 2011 at 5:53 am

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

  15. Jo
    August 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

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

  16. bj
    August 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

    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

  17. August 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

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

  18. August 15, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Too cute! What a fun way to celebrate.

    – The Tablescaper

  19. August 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    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.

  20. August 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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

  21. August 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    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

  22. August 16, 2011 at 11:16 am

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

  23. August 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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

  24. Pat
    August 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    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!

  25. August 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

    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

  26. August 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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

    Blessings & Aloha!

  27. August 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm

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

  28. August 17, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    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

  29. August 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

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

  30. August 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    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

  31. August 18, 2011 at 2:37 am

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

  32. August 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

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


  33. August 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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

  34. August 18, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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

  35. August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    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.


  36. August 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for bringing your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  37. August 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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

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