Evie is completely obsessed with birthdays. One of her favorite pretend play activities is to put on a party hat, "make" a cake, and sing Happy Birthday. It doesn't matter if we pretend it's her birthday or someone else's - she just loves birthdays.
Since things have been so crazy lately, I promised Evie we could bake a real cake. The cake was from a mix, but I always make homemade icing. It's easy and so much better than what you buy at the store. Plus, you can customize the flavoring to match your cake - we used lemon. After a little time in the kitchen, we had a yummy treat to share with our neighbors.
Evie chose pink for the icing color, of course. In the future, we may need to learn how to make blue icing, in case her LITTLE BROTHER has a say!
Buttercream Icing 1 c unsalted butter 1 c Crisco 1 lb powdered sugar 1 Tbsp flavoring of choice
Mix together until completely incorporated, then whip at medium speed for several minutes, until light and fluffy.
Makes enough to frost one cake, and easily doubles.
Lisa hosts Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays over at Blessed with Grace. Visit her for more yummy recipes!
I have been married for more than 11 years to my fantastic husband, Chris, and we have two beautiful and energetic children. Evie is 5, and full of spunk and sparkle. Ethan is 2, and has taught me about trains and construction vehicles and Buzz Lightyear - and about sweet boy cuddles.
I strive to be gentle and kind - a reflection of the love Christ has shown to us. I don't always live it perfectly, but I am working towards a life of gratitude, joy, and love!