This old pan even came with instructions from the 1960's on how to bake the cake perfectly. It came out fabulous on the first try! I used a basic strawberry cake mixed with cheesecake flavored pudding for the cake and then iced it with the Wilton method buttercream frosting that I learned while taking a Wilton cake decorating class. I tinted the icing a shade of purple because purple is my nieces favorite color. And this is how it turned out!
I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! My husband even thought it was pretty cool. Did I forget to mention that he shares a birthday with my niece so this was technically his birthday cake as well? In all fairness, I told him he could pick whatever cake HE wanted next year for his birthday. Be on the lookout for a post about an extremely manly cake I made for my husbands birthday around March 2012. ;)