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BirthDay Cake
  Makes 1 - 8 inch layer cake          

                                            Makes 6 cups
                                        Decorator Frosting 
      Butter or Margarine  1 1/2 cups     Butter   1 cup 
      Confectioners' Sugar  2 1/3 cups    All-purpose flour 1 cup 
      Egg yolks   7                       Water   1 cup 
      Cake flour   4 1/2 cups             Confectioners' sugar 8 cups 
      Baking powder  2 1/2 tsp.            Vanilla extract 1 tsp.
      Milk             1 3/4 cups 
      Vanilla extract  1 1/2 tsp.

1:- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans. 2:- Sift flour before measuring; resift with salt and baking powder at least twice more. 3:- Beat egg yolks until very thick and pale - approximately 5 minutes with a mixer on high speed. 4:- In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar. Blend in eggs. Fold sifted mixture, alternately with milk, into creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans. 5:- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake springs back when touched. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out, and cool on wire rack. Frost with Decorator Frosting
Decorator Frosting:
1 Cream butter until very light. Cream in flour. Add water and flavoring. Add sugar until desired consistency is reached. For frosting the cake use a thinner icing. Then add additional sugar to make the icing thicker for putting decorations on the frosted cake.

---Meenakshi Sarma.