Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Well, hello!

I can't believe I haven't posted for a week! Guess that means I've been busy... ;)

All kinds of birthday goodness going on around here - (of course he's at that age that when you ask for a little smile you either get something really goofy, {ergo the shot below}, or you get the very cheeseball grin stretched across the face. Me thinks I'll go with the goofy - at least it's a a good representation of him right now!

I snagged this one while Daddy was BBQing...he was hanging out waiting for samples.

This is one of the reasons I haven't been around!

Of course, because of the allergies in the family, if we're going to have a cake that everyone can enjoy, it must be made by mommy. Then of course, mommy had to prove to said oldest that we could have a "cool" cake that was made at home. What was I thinking? Oh well, it was all worth it when he said, "Wow, mom - that's the best hotwheels cake ever!" And we all got to enjoy it without having to endure tears from the little guy for being left out. That's mommy and daddy's favorite part!

The cake recipe is from my absolute favorite - Nigella. She's got a recipe for everything, and it always works. I of course was concerned about finding a homemade recipe for a cake that would hold up to the mold {you have to have a heavier cake, or it will crumble.} Anyway, should I have doubted she would come through for me? Never! Of course this was labeled exactly for children's birthdays - knowing the fantastic shapes they can sometimes request. :D It's found in her book, How to be a Domestic Goddess. I must add that this book is consulted on a regular basis around here, and I'm no dunce at baking. ;)


Camille said...

Great job on the cake!
It looks so professional!
And most important...
one happy little boy :)
(and his family, too)
Happy Birthday to all!

Melissa said...

What a great job on the cake. I once made and decorated a castle cake for my daughter. That took forever!! It looks like he enjoyed it, and I bet it was very tasty.

melissa o. said...

wow, very impressive

maryjo said...

oh! happy birthday to the big guy. awesome cake mom, you should be very proud. you are truly the muti tasking mom! kudos! mj

krisi said...

awesome job on the cake!!!

Amanda said...

Hey Leah! Just poppin by to check out your blog.. I always love your lo's, so I've been lookin' for some inspiration to get my mojo going.. and I've definitely found some!.. and what an AMAZING cake you made! I usually can't even get mine out of the pan!

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