Sunday, July 13, 2008

Birthday Party

Evidence of my domestic engineering, reusable gift bags.

Today started out very early, 6am in fact. I watered the gardens, fixed breakfast, and started the birthday party food.

The cake recipe was something that I have combined a few recipes to find the right mix of ingredients. The frosting was yummy homemade, which I made way too much of.

Cake Recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 t. vanilla

  • 3 eggs

Frosting Recipe:

  • 6 cups powdered sugar

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 6 T milk or more for consistency

  • 1-2 t. vanilla

  • Food Coloring: preferably gel

I decided late yesterday to make homemade pizza's, because Shafer loves pizza, so this is a must at his party.

We made pepperoni pizza, chicken, artichoke, spinach, Alfredo, and Parmesan cheese pizza, Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza, and sausage, mushroom and black olive pizza.

I put together an Alfredo sauce from trial and error.

  • 2 cloves garlic, 1 T. onion powder, sauteed in oil.
  • 3 t. cornstarch, 1/4 t. salt, pepper, basil, parsley, 1 1/4 cup milk, mixed and added to pan, heat until thickened on medium heat.

  • Add 4 oz cream cheese and 3-4 T. Parmesan Cheese.


photogdabbler said...

Hey welcome to the blog world. I have a feeling you'll do better than I do at keeping up! Worked this weekend, and am planning for a busy week with the boys, plus a couple more pick up shifts. Maybe we'll see you, or I'll give you a call.
Great job on the blog!! And have fun!

Earthly Jane said...

I love the cake and the reusable gift bags...did you make them?

Sabrina said...

The reusable bags are a hobbie of mine. I do not like to throw away things and this is a way to prevent it. Kid cakes are my hobby. The turtles were fun, but my kids keep talking about sponge bob and the dora cake.