Lemon Sunflower Cake

My Mom’s favorite color is yellow so I wanted to make her a yellow themed cake for Mother’s Day.  But not actual no flavor yellow cake.  So I used a white box cake mix (I’ve heard pros say that cake mix is just as good as homemade and I believe them- except pound cake but that’s another story).  I added lemon extract to get a hint of lemon flavor.  I didn’t want it to be overwhelming. I separated the batter and colored part of it yellow using my Wilton icing color gel in Lemon Yellow. I separated the batter then colored half of it yellow Then I scooped the batter into the cake pans. I made a different pattern this time. I scooped the batter into the cake pans I made a huge batch of buttercream icing then separated it out and colored the batches. I made a big batch of lemon flavored buttercream icing then made all my colors I’m not as pleased with the finished product as I’d like. The flower petals drooped. Darn heat & humidity! Final product.  My sunflower petals drooped cause of the heat & humidity.  Dang Summer! Final product.  My sunflower petals drooped cause of the heat & humidity.  Dang Summer! The inside came out all swirly yellow & white. The inside. All white & yellow swirly. Gigi LOVED the cake. Papa did too. Yay! It was really tasty, if I say so myself!

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