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.
If you missed it before because you haven’t liked my Facebook page, just go to the homepage of www.malindamartin.com and click on the Facebook like button at the bottom right. We have lots of fun on the Facebook page, sharing fun videos, quotes, and book deals. Hope to see you there!
Have a great week!
Sweet romance, Christian Fiction, or Christmas story, you pick! Join Malinda’s email newsletter today and get your FREE book in whatever form you desire. Along with Malinda’s newsletter, you’ll get special announcement, free stories in PDF form, and sneak peeks of new stories. Be sure and join today!
Angels Watching Over Me!
Another Castle Clubhouse romance! WRITING EXES
A New Inspirational Tyler Novel!
Greetings From San Antonio
Christmas in July
The Sweet Romance Life -- Family Vacation!
Shamrocks and romance and angels . . . oh my!
A Celebration Brunch for The Tyler Family Legacy Series
The Tylers are here!
A True Love Story for Valentine's Day
Biff Messed Up
The Sweet Romance Life--ACFW 2018
The Sweet Romance Life--Birthdays and Cakes
Living "G" in an "R" Rated World--New York City
The Sweet Romance Life--A Lifetime of Sweet Memories
The Sweet Romance Life--Sweet Romance in Georgia
Fireworks on the Fourth
Excerpt from Sleep In Heavenly Peace Inn Two
Sleep In Heavenly Peace Inn Two
Where There's Smoke!
A Sweet Romance Life – Broadway Style
A Sweet Romance Life – Animal Kingdom With Biff
What I Learned From My Kids This Christmas
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CHARITY, FLORIDA!
Two New Titles To Choose From!
Romance Across Europe
GET THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CASTLE CLUBHOUSE SERIES FOR FREE!
A CHANGE OF PLANS
ROCHESTER! THE BEST OF ROMANCE
HEART ATTACK IS HERE!
CHRISTMAS DAD IS NOW AVAILABLE!
COMING THIS MONTH: THE MOVIE STAR AND THE MOM
HEART AND SOUL
A DOSE OF HAPPINESS-A KIND OF HUSH
A DOSE OF HAPPINESS-AN IMPROMPTU CONCERT
A DOSE OF HAPPINESS-THE BEACH BOYS
A DOSE OF HAPPINESS – THE SOUND OF MUSIC
TIME FOR A LITTLE “COMFORT AND JOY”
COMFORT AND JOY IS COMING!
O TIME FOR LOVE
“TRUE LOVE” IS COMING!
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM A TECHNOPHOBE
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
THE MOST ROMANTIC COUPLE ON TELEVISION
GET READY FOR HEARTTHROB!
PEGGY AND LAMAR’S LOVE STORY