Pink Cake is a birthday tradition in our friend group - it's nearly mandatory that each person's birthday gets celebrated with a pink cake. For Kristine's 30th, I put the pink into little silver cups and added aqua stars for an extra special touch.
Using 1 box Duncan Hines Strawberry cake mix, follow recipe on back of box, but use butter instead of oil, and blush wine (or white) instead of 1/2 the water (2/3 c. wine, 2/3 c. water)
Top with cream cheese frosting (1 stick unsalted butter, 2 pkgs light cream cheese, confectioners sugar to the level of sweetness you like, but remember, the cake is quite sweet). Color with red food coloring to a shade of pink to your liking.
If you're feeling extra loving towards the recipient of the pink party cakes, go to Michael's, or your local bake shop, and purchase a bag of candy melts in the color of your choice. Purchase molds in the shape of your choice. Melt candy (which is just colored white chocolate) per directions and melt in molds. Very easy and super duper cute.
And remember, it isn't a birthday without pink cake!