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The Sweet Romance Life--Birthdays and Cakes

9/17/2018 1:02:00 PM BY Malinda Martin

One of the simple pleasures of life is in celebrating birthdays. In September we have two in our household—my husband Biff and my son who I refer to online as Stage Manager. Since I’m going to be out of town for Stage Manager’s birthday, we celebrated both this weekend. What fun!


As a lover of baking as well as consuming baked goods, I was in heaven making two cakes for my boys. I found a wonderful and easy recipe for buttercream frosting. It’s just 2 sticks of softened butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons heavy cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. So easy and tastes, in my opinion, much better than premade frostings.   


        I wanted to do something different for Stage Manager’s cake. I dripped a white chocolate ganache, tinted yellow since that’s his favorite color, on it. I added cake crumbs to a sugar cone and using a plastic coffee stirrer, anchored it to the top of the cake to look like a cone of ice cream had melted. Okay, not the best looking cake, but it was my first attempt. It did taste good! I got the idea from a video posted on Facebook. You might have seen it, since I shared it. Here is the video again.

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Have a great week!