Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Cake, a Cupcake, and a Giveaway

So, my birthday is this week.  I'm turning 29, and that's a for-real 29, not the 29 that I'll claim to be next year and the year after that.  Lilah thinks that's terribly old, but any excuse for a party and she's all over it.  She helped Memere make me a birthday cake today.  By helping, I mean cleaning the beaters for her after it was mixed:
And of course, Grady got in on the action:
Unabashed cake batter licking.  Yep, that's how we roll.

You wanna see pure bliss, though?  I'll show you pure bliss:
The girl has no shame.
Grady dipped his beater in the bowl for another go:
After they cleaned up and the cake was cool, they both lined up for a shot at frosting and decorating.  Lots of sugar was consumed by my children today, and the cake hasn't even been sliced yet.
Love that pouty face!
Here's the (almost) finished product.  They added some rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips, and a few fingerprints after.
I can't wait to eat it tomorrow!  (That's if Grady doesn't dive in first.)

While we're on the subject of cake, I made these little beauties a little while ago.  Root Beer Float Cupcakes from How Sweet It Is.
Hello, lover.

They are so fabulous.  Root beer floats are one of my favorite childhood treats, and in cupcake form they rock my world.  You seriously must check out How Sweet It Is, it is one of my favorite blogs and I have tried many recipes already.  Every single one has knocked my socks off.  Next to Pinterest, it's my latest obsession.

And I know I've been teasing you with a giveaway for a couple of weeks now, but I'm finally ready to do it!  I am getting ready to set up my own Etsy shop with some fun accessories, and I got some fantastic vintage lace to make headbands.  So one lucky commenter on this post will get a custom-made headband in their choice of black or white.  Just post a comment below telling me what your favorite childhood treat was, and I'll choose a winner at random later in the week.  Contest is limited to posters with US/APO addresses only.  You'll get an extra entry if you post a link to my blog on your Facebook page and tell me in your comment!  Good luck, and check back soon to see if you won!


  1. Homemade chocolate chip cookies and also creamsicles.

  2. Nana's homemade sugar cookies<3 and rice crispy treats of course!