Tuesday, May 08, 2012

April is birthday month!

The Girl and Boy both have birthdays in April.  She turned 11 and he turned 9.  We have a very fun tradition at our house.  Birthday mornings = cake for breakfast!  (Just a side note - you know who doesn't get cake for breakfast....)

The Girl requested carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I went with the newest recipe in Cook's Illustrated.  Truthfully, it was delicious but it was seriously ugly.  The cake was too delicate for the frosting.  I kept pulling up swaths of cake with each swipe of frosting.  Still, The Girl was happy.  

The Boy asked for chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.  His cake was smaller because there was a baseball game (where we gave all the players cupcakes) and a birthday party (more cupcakes and a cookie cake).  Delicious!

It was a lovely month all around.  And thank goodness that it's over.  ;-)


Anna said...

Sounds like a great tradition and tasty cakes! Also love your three mini shortbreads in the previous post :D

pinkstripes said...

both sound great! I'll have to try the carrot cake one (with or without frosting).

Kayte said...

Happy Birthday all around. Gosh, I can't believe how grown they are getting...I still think of them as "littles" -- not so much anymore. Sigh. So very cute, both of them. The cakes look lovely...I think we need a new tradition here at the house about that cake for breakfast thing!! Yes, indeed.