The parties were a blast, yes BOTH parties! We had a daytime party for close family & friends. We played baseball (and had baseball cupcakes, of course); grilled hotdogs, ate cracker jacks and cotton candy. I made the girls their all-time favorite dip (Pan-Fried Onion Dip...posting tomorrow) and G'ma made her famous yummy potatoes (
|Funfetti Bundt Cake|
not much needs to be said (it's just perfect right out of the box)
We did use a homemade frosting (see below for recipe)!
from Your Homebased Mom
3 sticks butter, softened
2 lbs. powdered sugar (approx. 7 cups)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 – enough to thin frosting to desired consistency
Beat butter in mixer on medium high for 2-3 minutes or until pale and creamy. Reduce speed to medium and add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition increasing speed to high after all sugar is added. Add vanilla and food coloring if desired. Beat until buttercream is smooth. Can be refrigerated for several days if covered. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before using and beat on low until smooth.
|Chocolate Banana Cake|
we did NOT use the Chocolate Frosting in Joy of Baking recipe
my daughter LOVES LOVES the Buttercream Frosting (recipe above)
Chocolate Banana Cake
found over at Joy of Baking
|Happy Birthday (once again girls).... until next year! HAVE AN AWESOME & BLESSED 17th year!|