Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Is it Tuesday already?

Well I have heard that Labor Day weekend is a time for relaxing. For me, today is going to have to be that day. We had a very busy three day weekend. On Saturday we had our annual church picnic and it was my daughter's birthday so we celebrated there. Sunday was church and then more celebrating with my husband's parents. Monday was a BBQ at our house and more celebrating with my side of the family. It was a great weekend and we really enjoyed spending time with our friends and family.

A while ago I saw these great cakes on Texas Monkey's blog. I decided to try to make one for my daughter.

Here is the recipe I used:
Yellow Cake
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
Combine first four ingredients together. Add softened butter, vanilla, and 2/3 cup milk. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1/3 cup milk. Beat well for another 2 minutes. Pour into greased, floured 8 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35minutes.

After the cake cooled I iced it using an organic mix I found at Whole Foods. Then I placed Kit Kats around the outside using more icing to help it stick (I used four large Kit Kats). Then I used a Cookies and Cream Hershey bar to write on and placed M&M's around it. Everyone loved it and it wasn't too difficult to make. The best part? You don't really see the cake so the frosting doesn't have to be perfect!


  1. How fun...sounds like a very ideal weekend. The cake looks great....one she will remember!

  2. What a neat idea! It looks great! I'm sure everyone wanted to know how you made it. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Yummm looks great! Kit Kats are my favorite ;o)

  4. that looks delicious. my mouth literally watered when i saw the picture :) happy belated birthday to your daughter!

  5. My kids would go crazy over that cake! :0) I'll have to try it sometime. So glad you had a great Labor Day weekend!


  6. WOW! Thats a cake! YUMMO!!! =) Hope you had a restful day!!!

  7. I am sure you are still recouping from your weekend. :) What a fun cake you had!!

  8. Oh my word that's a lot of chocolate! : ) My girls would have a hard time waiting to blow out the candles!

  9. Oh wow it turned out great! I'm so glad you made one, I will feature your cake soon and show how fun it is to make one. Thanks for linking to my post on these cakes, I just love your creation!

  10. What a cool idea!!! I love it. I am following you from GMGs!


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