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Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is Mom's Birthday, so McKayla and I decided to bake her a cake last night. Now, I'm embarrassed to say that I'm in my 30's and I've never baked a cake, never frosted a cake and certainly never written on a cake. With all that being said, I'm pretty pleased with how well it turned out. :-D

First we assembled the ingredients:

Then we poured the batter into the mixing bowl:

Then we combined the ingredients:

Then we mixed, mixed, mixed:

Then we poured the mixture into the pan:

Then it was ready for the oven!

We let it sit over night, partly b/c we didn't get start baking til 10pm but also b/c I wasn't ready to tackle frosting just yet. :-) I put it in the microwave with aluminum foil over the top of it and toothpicks to keep the foil off.....clearly that didn't work to well but that's what the frosting is for! LOL

McKayla picked the blue frosting and it's time to put it on:

Then it's time to write on it. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, even if I did run out of room. :-)

Now it's time for sprinkles!

And some more:

And some more. McKayla said it needed LOTS of sprinkles. :-D

I'm glad I took a picture before McKayla added sprinkles ;-)

Tada! Our first ever home-made birthday cake!

Then we wrapped presents. McKayla picked out the wrapping paper and the kitty card that says "Happy Birthday Sis" LOL. I tried to get her to pick a different one but she said Meme would like that one b/c it had a kitty on it and she has a kitty. 

We took the cake and presents to her house earlier today. I told Mom that I had an "extra" birthday gift for her but she had to wait til I got these pictures posted on the blog. :-) 


Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!


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