Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another party....

Those of you who have been reading along this week know that we have had THREE family birthdays since Wednesday!  So - there have been some good excuses to have a party - or parties - as has been the case here.:-)

The Husband's birthday was Friday, and Muncho Mom and family came to town for a short visit, as well as Country Girl and New Husband.  We enjoyed cake and ice cream with everyone then.

It was Saturday when City Girl came to town.  Her birthday (and mine, also) was on Wednesday, so this was a belated party.  Country Girl and New Husband once again came into town, and we had another party, complete with MORE cake and ice cream!  Thankfully I have already gone for my April Weight Watchers Weigh In, and the May Weigh In will be at least two weeks away.:-)

City Girl's cake, plate "A Proper Tea" designed by Susan Branch for Lenox.

As promised in another post, I am including the recipe for the chocolate frosting that I used on this cake.  I may have posted it earlier when I posted about the Groom's Cake for the wedding, but here it is again.  I have picked up some new followers who may enjoy finding it more quickly here.:-)


1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
1# package confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 cup milk (as needed)
3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla

-Combine ingredients, beating with electric mixer until smooth.  Add milk as needed, increasing the amount if frosting is too thick.

This has been City Girl's favorite cake for many years, and it was well-received this time, too.:-)  She will return to her place tomorrow.

Well, it is time for me to begin cooking for the adult day care at church.  That will keep me out of trouble for a day or two.:-)

I see there are new followers!  Thank you so much for joining in and reading along.  I really love reading your comments!

Next post - I will be including a recipe!


  1. Wow! You do have a whole lot of Spring Birthdays, in your Family!!!


  2. Once May hits, we have 3 birthday's all within weeks of each other...Emma, mine and then Josie. Your fudge frosting looks divine. YUMMY!!

  3. You have been busy, I love that frosting recipe. I think for chocolate frosting it is the one I use most often. I am so glad you don't have to weigh in for bit. :)

  4. Oh, I am sure this was delicious! Your cakes are always wonderful, and there's no better frosting than chocolate, in my humble opinion! I know it was a fun weekend for you, with all of your children--and the little Munchkins--there for at least a part of it. Looking forward to the next recipe(s)!

  5. Whoa, Nellie! ha ha

    Cakes are a lot of fun - who can resist them?