Cake anyone?? – It’s ok, it’s my birthday!!!

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Happy Birthday

I love CAKE, it is my favorite dessert and believe me I have eaten (and enjoyed) plenty of cake in my lifetime…since it is my birthday, I thought this would be a great post to talk about cake and share some pictures of cakes made by a very close and dear friend of mine.

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Hello Kitty

 

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Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!

I love the month of May, it has always been my favorite month of the year.

I love it for so many reasons but the top three are:

My dad’s birthday, my Birthday happy birthday                                                                                      and

happy mother's day

Three wonderful reasons to celebrate and all three of these reasons to celebrate usually fall within a day or so of each other.  I am very lucky to still have both of my parents and any reason to celebrate with them is always fun.

This year, however, we are 5000kms apart, so we won’t be sharing cake or opening gifts together BUT thanks to the wonders of modern technology (FaceBook and FaceTime) and some old school technology (telephone – thanks Alexander Graham Bell) we will still be in touch.

Now details of the giveaway… Continue reading Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!

Gourmet Cupcakes versus Rice Krispie Squares

Cupcakes Versus Rice Krispie Squares

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I recently had the distinct pleasure of  being invited to attend a birthday celebration for a very special one year old girl.

I never go to an event like this empty handed and offered to do some baking. I got an enthusiastic reply that my baking would be greatly appreciated.  I decided to bake some gourmet chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and make a pan of Rice Krispie squares. When I advised what I was bringing I got a squeal of excitement over the Rice Krispie squares and I actually laughed out loud thinking to myself really?? You are more excited about a non-bake easy to make treat over a delicious “made from scratch” gourmet cupcake.

The picture above was the first batch of test cupcakes – pardon the crumbs, these were the only three that made it out alive  to the picture taking stage…my volunteer taste testers gave the thumbs up.

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Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

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We love cake in this house and this  cake is one of the favorites.

It only seems to get made for very special occasions….

If you make it, I hope you love it as much as we do.  Continue reading Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting