Grab a cup of coffee, I have a lot of catching up to do!
Oh my goodness, what a busy week this is turning out to be! OK, 2 weeks.
It's my own fault. Years ago, we started giving each kid a whole week's celebration for their birthdays. Yes, a week.
The birthday week. It is fun, but man! Is it BUSY! I have barely even been on the computer!
Today, my Sugar is 9.
I can scarcely believe it!
You were so little...
now you are reading Harry Potter.
Happy Birthday to my Sugar.
I sure love you!
(he shaved his head because it's easier than combing it in the morning! That is just his personality.)
And now, to my bloggy friends:
I have stated before that I am not a great cook. I am OK. I can read a recipe.
I can order take-out really well too! :)
But one thing I CAN do: I can bake.
Not to brag, but I mean I CAN BAKE!!
And my Sugar has a sweet tooth. Oh boy!
On his second birthday, he requested a dinosaur cake:
why didn't I take the plastic off for the picture??
(probably because i didn't have a blog yet!)
On his third, the year I cried because he was no longer my baby:
A chocolate layer cake with dinosaurs crawling on it.
I can't seem to find the pictures of the cake...
When he turned 4, we had a Volcano with dinosaurs!
Where are my pictures?
That cake had blue frosting lava.
I had a hard time eating that one.
Are you sensing a theme here?
Sugar is always the one who asks for something wild, outrageous or otherwise unusual.
For the past three birthdays he has asked for this cake:
Yes, we are moving past the dinosaurs, but not past the outrageous!
This cake has a whopping 12 oz of cream cheese in it!
He loves it!
Here is the recipe for you to
gain weight on enjoy:
Click the link to the recipe straight from allrecipes.com
Do you use this site?
It is AWESOME!
It saves all my faves in a little tab called "my recipe box". How cute is that?
Do I modify? Of course! My recipe is below (it's printable!). I will highlight my adjustments. It's just a touch.
It is easy, but it is time-consuming!
I have made it with a layer of strawberries, cooked down and thickened, in the middle layer. Then you would only want 8 oz. of Cool Whip. (Keep in mind that will make the White chocolate more concentrated...too much, in my opinion) I like it better with the 16 ounces and both layers thick with whipped cream. Do not be stingy when adding that middle layer! I wish I had a picture... I think mine is about 1/2-3/4" after it is smashed down with the top layer. The more the merrier!
I really want to convince Sugar to let me try this cake with the frosting recipe that is vanilla pudding mix and milk folded into whipped cream. I think the white chocolate is a little rich.
Let me know what you think.