Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Do you remember?

Turning thirteen?
Being a teenager, what fun!
Well most of the time...
...with a few a lot of awkward moments
sprinkled in between.

Here's to being 13!


Burger anyone?
I mean, cake?

Happy 13th, Justin!


So this guy was 13 at one time
but this cake isn't for him
but he did grill up some AMAZING
bleu cheese burgers on this day!


Chocolate cake, anyone?
Yes, please!


Happy 13th, Rebecca!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hockey skates and birthday cakes!

December brings cold weather, (usually)
birthdays,
celebrations
and family time!

We have been blessed with a very mild winter so far
and I for one am not complaining!

Don't get me wrong,
I would always pick a snowy Christmas morning
if it could melt into spring at the end of the day,
but not having to cancel or reschedule because of bad roads
is so nice.

My "baby" turned 12 this month.
WOW! just WOW!



Since hockey is one of his favorite things to do in the winter
I decided to try my hand at a hockey skate cake.

As with most cakes I make, I learned a lot about what
does and doesn't work.
But even with the things that didn't work,
his response was my reward!



Dad helped by "painting" the laces with those little black lines.


A few days after his birthday,
he had a hockey game and
after the game we went with his team for
pizza and cake!


After the party I realized that I hadn't got a picture of
the birthday boy with the cake so
we took one when we got home with
what remained.


And this means next year at this time,
we will be parents of teenagers! *gasp*

Happy Birthday, Son!
We love YOU!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

As is tradition or is becoming tradition,
we have a fall barn party every year.
So there is an apple pie contest each year
but since my husband is one of the judges
I can't make a pie because he would
totally vote for mine.  That is not saying
mine is the best, that is just saying he is a
wise man.

Anyway, since I am not making a pie,
I like to try out other recipes
that I have found and pinned.

This year it was these delightful
morsels of goodness.

So you say, another pumpkin cupcake,
what's the big deal?

Well the big deal is that frosting that sets
atop the moist deliciousness of the cupcake.

When you add browned butter to anything
it's a game changer, big time!

Add a little candied pecans on top
and you have the perfect compliment
to a fall party!

I found the delicious recipe HERE

Enjoy Fall!