Life-of-the-Party Layer Cake

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Cake

Nonstick cooking oil spray

2⅔

cups (335 g) all-purpose flour

1

Tbsp. baking powder

½

tsp. Diamond Crystal or ¼ tsp. Morton kosher salt

cups (300 g) granulated sugar

¾

cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

3

large eggs

1⅓

cups whole milk

1

Tbsp. vanilla extract

Orange, green, yellow, red, pink, and black food coloring

Frosting and assembly

1

cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

2

8-oz. packages chilled cream cheese, cut into pieces

1

Tbsp. vanilla extract

2

lb. (907 g) powdered sugar

2

Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

½

tsp. Diamond Crystal or ¼ tsp. Morton kosher salt

Yellow, orange, green, red, and black food coloring

cups sprinkles, chocolate disks, dried fruits, candied citrus peel, and/or candied nuts (for filling)

Special equipment

Six 6″ cake pans, a 2″ ring cutter, a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip, and a cake scraper

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