Thursday, May 30, 2013

Birthday Cake Waffles -- Cape Cod Trip, Happy Birthday Little Bro!

Memorial Day Weekend was an utter blast. I got to spend the weekend on Cape Cod with my roommate, some friends, my boyfriend, and my brother--who turned 21 during the trip!

My brother's first LEGAL drink! Hurrah!

As always, the Cape was filled with delicious food and I hope to do a roundup/review of the restaurants we stopped at. All were pretty dang tasty! The Cape is seriously the best place for seafood. The. Best. Hopefully I'll get my pictures up so I can give a shout-out to the places I stopped at!

Cory planting one on me as I snap a picture

Also great for beaches, even though the water stays at about FRIGID DEGREES all year. This was at Sandy Neck. It was too cold to even think about taking a swim, but I definitely got some sun!--sunburn so severe that I can't wear pants because the lightest touch hurts them. Ugh. Silly me for forgetting the sunscreen. Please note that my boyfriend wore that hat to the beach, with long pants and dress shoes. I kinda love that he dresses like an old man sometimes... I also think I might have to stealthily procure him a swim suit and flip flops next shopping trip...

At the club

To celebrate my brother's birthday my parents (who were staying elsewhere on the Cape) took us out for dinner, and then I took my brother to his first experience at an overpriced club full of college students. I was a little miffed he didn't get a discount on the $10 entry fee, most places tend to get excited at the idea of a newly-minted legal drinker and let at least the birthday boy/girl in for free or a discount, not the Beachcomber. So, it was good incentive to not spend much money on drinks there! Oh well. My brother didn't seem too thrilled by the place, and despite the offer of 21st-birthday-shots from my friends and me, we ended up heading back to our home base for nachos and beer instead.

The next morning I made these awesome birthday cake waffles! My waffle maker has been seriously under-utilized, so it was great to put it to good use and feed our entire group with a bit of birthday flare.

 I forgot my camera card, so these are iphone pics. Pretty good, but I missed my camera.

Birthday Cake Waffles
(Recipe is all over Pinterest but this one is adapted from Buns in my Oven with a few substitutions)

  • 1 box Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

-Mix together all ingredients until no flourly lumps are present--lumps from funfetti chips and sprinkles are okay.

-Drop the recommended amount of mix (according to your waffle iron's size, temp, etc) into waffle iron wells and cook until golden brown.

-Serve with chocolate, whipped cream, and more sprinkles!

Note: Cake will be moist, not crunchy like regular waffles.

Another Note: Halfway through, we decided to make our batter stretch by adding batter from a plain waffle recipe. The results were a less sickly-sweet, more crispy waffle. I'm a total sugar FIEND but if you are less so, this might be a better route to take.


  1. Sounds like a great birthday! Those waffles sound perfect for the morning after a 21st birthday :) I'm always SO jealous when someone in New Englans says they're going to Cape Cod (plus, I get a Vampire Weekend song stuck in my head...). Michigan has some beautiful beaches, but I always feel like a little something is lacking.

  2. OH GOODNESS I NEED TO MAKE THESE. Unfortunately I am sans-waffle iron. Do you think this recipe would hold up as pancakes?

    1. I had to Google this... the result seems to be that waffles require more fat to crisp up well. But, since these are soft waffles to begin with, you might be okay! If you're worried, reduce the amount of oil (the main fat in this recipe) and see if that works.

  3. That last picture is so beautiful! The waffles sound delicious and I'm glad your trip was so fun.

  4. Um...omg. What? These exist? You have literally combined my two favorite things...and I will be making these this weekend. You bastard.

  5. These are so cute! And I bet they taste delicious too.

  6. Birthday Cake Waffles?!? How seriously perfect are these? What a genius idea :).

  7. Awww my lil bro just turned 21, too!!

    These waffles are like omg to die forrrrrr--and the photos are gorgeous too!!

  8. These look awesome! I love me some Funfetti!!

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