Saturday, June 7, 2008


Birthdays abound around here. Last weekend began with Jessica's birthday. After an unsuccessful attempt at maracas and a sugar fan I ended up presenting some simple but tasty cupcakes adorned with tulips. Lesson learned was patience. The slower I go the more successful I am likely to be. Sigh.

I brought that mindset into my latest projects however. My wife's brother is a huge baseball fan (as seen in a previous blog) and turns 16. I decided to do a basic version of a baseball field. I took my time and the results were very cute. He was thrilled - and that's saying a lot for a 16 yr old boy.

Cake was a super rich and decadent chocolate peanut buttercup cake with peanut butter buttercream. Wow, very yummy - but rich, very rich!
Peanut Butter Buttercream
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup of room temp butter
1 pinch salt (optional)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp milk
Beat together sugar, butter and salt until creamy. Add peanut butter, beating well. Add milk and beat until smooth and creamy.

Chris helped me do some of the decor this time - and that led to the fun little jellybean fans. One even had a black eye - and one was yelling. We were doing a good bit of laughing with this one.

Next...the corset for Amelia's bday/cabaret show opening this evening.

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