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  • Birthday Cake Blondie:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Cake Mix
  • Birthday Cake Ice Cream:
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, scraped of seeds
  • 1 Pint Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoon Corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles

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