Guess what time it is?? That’s right, it’s Lamb Cake Time!


It’s the 10th Lambieversary of the Lamb Cake Contest!

Can you believe it? The 10th year! Ten! That’s crazy and so amazing. This year we are celebrating ourselves, our ability to adapt, our families, our friends, our teachers and students, and essential workers! And what better way to do it than with a cake in the shape of a lamb.

Well, not just lambs. You can make an Easter treat, in any shape really, and send a picture to me for the submission gallery. Last year we had 124 submissions! That’s crazy! And I know that some people are still having issues getting ingredients, so I will again be accepting lambs of all types, not just cake. So make one of bread, banana bread, gelatin, cereal treats, butter, meatloaf, tears, booze, I will take them all!

So send me your 2021 Lamb Cake photos so I can post them here on the blog for everyone to see AND to be entered in a contest and random drawing! Last year we gave away 18 (!!!!) prizes, and I am hoping this year we might be able to give away a few more!

Speaking of prizes, we have some fun new lamb cake stickers in the shop that are almost certainly going to be part of the prize packages. And speaking of those packages, all the money made selling the merch in our shop this month is going to be going towards prizes for the Lamb Cake Contest winners! If you would like to contribute, or if you just want some flipping cute lamb cake merch, please check out our shop and get yourself some glorious lamb cake gear. Everything is 20% off this weekend in honor of the contest launch! You know that your cake will taste better if you make it wearing a lamb cake apron, right?

We also have some Limited Edition Special Order Lamb Cake Patterned merch for this year!!! We have some pillows (either just the zippered case or with a pillow form) and some facemasks. Because life right now, right? If you would like to order any of the Limited Edition Patterned merch, please email me and I can hook you up! It’s all special order, so you know it’s going to be really, really good.

Lamb cake patterned mask!!! This mask is hot-water washable, dryer safe and is made of microfiber.

One size (adult-only) high-quality, lamb-patterned mask is $22, and that includes U.S. Shipping!

These lamb cake patterned pillows are super-cute, and are custom printed on upholstery-weight fabric. They also have a hidden zipper so you can easily remove them from the pillow form and pack them away with your other holiday goods. Though, I don’t know why you would ever want to put them away. I mean, look at those faces!

18×18 pillowcase – $27, with pillowform – $32 (price includes U.S. shipping!)

22×22 pillowcase – $29, with pillowform – $39 (price includes U.S.shipping!)

Remember, send me an email if you would like to order these limited edition beauties!

If you would like to contribute to the prize fund, but you don’t want any merch, please check out our Patreon page, where you will not only support our amazing, riveting, ad-free blog, but also get access to my personal, digital cookbook library, and get to vote on what recipes I try out on Tom! If you would just like to give a one-time gift for the purchase of prizes, you can use our secure tip jar here. Thank you so much for all your support!!

Now, onto the details!!!

The contest will be a mix of random-drawn prizes (so you have a chance to win no matter what) AND prizes judged by me, Tom, the readers aaaaaaannnnnnnd –

Karen and Jennye from The Mid-Century Supper Club Potluck!!!


That’s right! Wave your excited Kermit arms and dance a jig, because Karen and Jennye are here to judge your lamb cakes. You can check out their excellent Facebook Page here.

And now THE RULES:

Deadline for photo submission is April 23rd, 2021 at midnight Eastern Time. A picture of your lamb should be private messaged to me through Instagram, the Mid-Century Menu Facebook page or emailed to me. (Just tagging on social media accounts doesn’t count because there are tooooooo mannnnyyyyyyy submissions!). I will acknowledge receipt of your submission with an email or with a private message. Anything lamb-shaped is accepted as an entry for the giveaway (Cake, gelatin, bread, cereal treats, popcorn, butter), any Easter-themed cake in any shape (lamb, bunny, turkey, duck, square or one of those boring round ones).  As mentioned above, winners will be chosen BOTH with a random drawing and judged in categories of our choosing. You can send in as many lamb cake photos from the current year as you want! Good Luck!

So, here we go!

Start here with the Lamb Pan Video Tutorial! Alex helped me make it a few years ago, and it turned out pretty darn adorable. I *may* have cried a little when it was done.

(To subscribe to my YouTube channel, go here:

Then go here for the written tutorial:

Lamb Cake Tutorial 2

And then pick a cake:

This Golden Orange poundcake-textured lamb was so, so good!!!

Cake Mix Lamb Cake

This Sour Cream Cake Mix lamb cake is super easy and was a favorite of Alex!

The Chocolate Pound Cake Lamb was a bit sweet, but it was moist and dense and unmolded well.

Tom’s favorite lamb cake:

The Pope Family Lamb cake has a caramel and butter flavor and is dense but moist. It also has a great pound cake texture!

My favorite lambie:

The Renalde Lamb Cake is light and fluffy, with a great bouncy texture and good flavor. I love it!

Oh, and here is a frosting recipe that is highly requested:

Creamy Whipped Frosting (aka High Humidity Buttercream)

From Mail Box News from Maid of Scandinavia

1 1/2 cups high ratio shortening (available through mail order) or regular shortening

2 T dry Dream Whip Powder

1 T Vanilla

3-4 T unsifted flour

2/3-3/4 cup milk (lesser amount in hot weather)

2 lbs confectioner’s sugar

Blend shortening, Dream Whip Powder and flavoring in large bowl. Beat until light and fluffy like stiff whipped cream. Then add flour, milk and confectioner’s sugar. Beat until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

If you need some decorating inspiration, you can check out the previous Reader Galleries from 2020, 2019201820172016201520142013 and 2012 .

Also, feel free to ask any questions below in the comments, send me an email at any time or message me through our Facebook page or our Instagram page if you are having trouble with your lamb cake and I will try my best to help you out. And I am sure other readers will also be able to pitch in as well. I usually try to answer questions as quickly as I can up until Easter day, so if you have a question on Saturday at midnight feel free to ask, because you will get an answer.

Good luck and have lots and lots of fun!

P.S. If you want to get vintage recipes monthly in your email inbox, go here to subscribe to my email newsletter:

It. Is. LAMB CAKE TIME!!!!!!