Get the Party Started: Bakerella’s Boozy Birthday Cake Shakes

04/18/2014 at 02:59 PM ET

Bakerella Cake Shake
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Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Visit on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.

Sugar and spiked and everything nice … I think that’s how the nursery rhyme goes, right?

If you want to shake things up on a birthday, make these cake-inspired milkshakes for a refreshing treat. I was inspired by the fun shakes at Mark Wahlberg’s Boston burger joint, Wahlburgers (cute name!). Flavors like apple a la mode and blueberry pie — count me in.

And with all the sweet flavored vodkas on the market these days, I couldn’t resist making my shakes with a boozy birthday twist. They’re incredibly easy and quick, too.

Bakerella Cake Shake
Courtesy Bakerella

Start with premium vanilla ice cream — or chocolate or strawberry. Whichever you like best.

Bakerella Cake Shake
Courtesy Bakerella

Add some cake-flavored vodka and blend. Not too much — but hey, it is a birthday!

Bakerella Cake Shake
Courtesy Bakerella

Stir in some rainbow-colored jimmies (or sprinkles…no matter what you call them, they’re delicious) and you’re done!

Or are you? You can also make your milkshakes a little more festive by adding rainbow sprinkles to the rim of your glass. Just apply a thin layer of corn syrup to the rim and dip it into a plate or bowl full of sprinkles.

Party perfect.

Bakerella Cake Shake
Courtesy Bakerella

Boozy Birthday Cake Shakes
Makes 2

4 cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup cake-flavored vodka
Rainbow sprinkles

1. Blend ice cream and vodka in a blender until smooth. Stir in sprinkles as desired.

2. If you want to decorate your glass, add a bit of corn syrup to the rim and dip into a plate of sprinkles.

3. Pour shake into glass and top with a few more sprinkles. Add a cute straw and you’re ready to celebrate!

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Cathie on

I bet that’s yummy.

B.T. on

Angie..from someone who has followed you and your blossoming career, I am so pleased to see your face on You may have begun on a small basis, but your popularity, talent and fan base has propelled you to sit among the stars. Way to go!

lovinit on

That brand of cake vodka is freaking HEAVEN!!! So glad to see it in a recipe

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