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Five years ago, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing in at 8 lbs. 11 oz and 19 inches. (more…)
I’ll be honest here, I love any sort of celebration, not just because I love spending time with friends and family, but because it gives me an excuse to make a scrumptious something I wouldn’t normally allow myself the time or ingredients to make.
This spring brings a lot of celebrations into my circle. One of which, is the birthday of a good friend and baking confidant, Katie.
Somebody turned one last week, and I am still in shock.
The first taste of birthday cake is an important one. I wanted Zoe to have something simple and delicious. She loves strawberries, and I thought Fresh Strawberry Buttercream and a simple vanilla cake would go nicely. It turned out perfect.
I didn’t expect to get emotional while making my daughter’s first birthday cake. It started when I was at my mother’s house in Arizona. I was excited because I got to use all her kitchen gadgets and her fancy double oven. I pulled out her Kitchen Aid mixer that had once belonged to my Grandma. I began creaming the butter, and my mind wandered to my Grandma. She passed away almost 13 years ago on the night of my High School graduation. I miss her. She was a round lovable woman with a great big deep laugh, and always a nice firm hug. She made all sorts of goodies with that very same mixer.