Monday, September 6, 2010

an explosion of birthdays

owen's "best buddy"
just happens to be the son of my "best buddy"
-funny how that works!?!
anyways, our best buddies family
happens to have an explosion of birthdays
just this time of year!
we decided to non-chalantly (sp?)
invite them over for dinner,
but then surprise them all
with cake!
it was fun, and owen even kept it a pretty good secret...
for the most part!

here owen is mixing up the buttercream frosting
(oh how he LOVES to help)!!

then each of the boys got a mixer to lick:

note: only aiden would shove the whole mixer into his mouth!

we stole our idea from a brown betty cupcake
i had the other day while out with mish.
spiced buttercream frosting.
we both enjoyed it and beings that sweet potatoes are very accessible in rwanda,
i just had to learn to make it!
i googled both and found recipes at
(just fyi: i used splenda in place of white sugar
& the cake batter was really thick &
i halved the frosting and added some cinnamon and nutmeg for spice
and it was more than enough for my cake)

both turned out as close to the brown betty
as i can remember and i will def make them again!!!
even after a few mistakes with the decorating,
this is how the cake turned out
(and i'm quite pleased!!!):
hApPy BiRtHdAy UtTkE's!!!!

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