{big babble} 12 Funky and Fun Birthday Cakes

Addie’s birthday is on December 14th, which in theory doesn’t sound like Christmas at all. In reality December 14th is eleven days before Christmas. From Addie’s very first birthday I have made every effort to keep her birthday and Christmas completely separate. Before December 15th our Christmas tree is a “birthday tree” and houses only presents wrapped in non-holiday paper.

I have made her a cake every year and it is generally the centerpiece of the entire day. I had one very fancy birthday cake when I was little and I remember it very well. I have a treasured picture of me behind my teddy bear cake with a giant toothless grin on my 7th birthday. I keep a lot of things simple but birthday cakes? Not so much. I have made three princess cakes (complete with fondant skirts and Barbies sticking out of them) and this year is no different.

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{baby babble} Baking With Babies. Today? Zebra Cake.

By now almost everyone is familiar with Pinterest. A site full of the most beautiful of whatever you happen to be looking for. I have a board for Vivi, a board for Addie and a board where I have ‘pinned’ things I have tried. My goal is to attempt at least one ‘pin’ a week. So far all but one have been a raging success. I’ve enlisted Addie’s help where I can and when she saw a striped cake? She was all for it. Yesterday we were having several guests over for dinner and I figured it would be the perfect time to try out the infamous Pinterest zebra cake.

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Cookies, Cats and Winning Babies

Hey guys, Vivi here. Remember when I was all “HEY SISTER! PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEE!” earlier? Well it turns out that the cats have a bit of an advantage on me in that they can walk themselves to the front door as soon as she gets home from school. I’m pretty wicked at rolling, but those cats are going to get me when it comes to speed every time. So I started to think “What do I have that those cats don’t? HOW CAN I WIN?
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