Sweet Sixteen

Sixteenth birthdays rank way up there on the greatest birthdays list and one to definitely go all out for (not unlike every birthday we celebrate around here If we’re being honest!). It’s coined Sweet 16, ya know! If you’ve been following for awhile then you know creating a birthday cake is a labor of love. This one is a little different. You see this teen doesn’t like traditional cake much – who’s kid is he! So making one with all of Mack’s favorite candies and soda pop seemed the obvious choice. A special cake for a super special sweet sixteen year old! Happy Birthday Mack!!!

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Superb Birthday Sweets

Two things that automatically go together – baking and birthdays! A birthday party without a cake is not a meeting. It’s RUINED! And this birthday boy’s favorite kind of cake…cookies! Not a cookie cake, but a cake made of all of his favorite kinds of cookies stacked high and topped with buttercream frosting. A Superb Stacked Cookie for an superb kid!!!!

Bake 1 dozen each of Sister Sweetly’s Sugar Cookie Recipe, Sister Sweetly’s Ultimate Cookies Recipe, and Sister Sweetly’s Espresso Cookie Recipe. Allow to cool.

Make a batch of homemade buttercream

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 3/4 cup powered sugar
  • 5 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Beat together butter and Crisco until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat for 1 – 2 minutes on high speed.

Cake Construction Directions Once cooled frost the sugar cookies.

Layer 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies on the bottom of a cake plate. Top with 1 dozen espresso cookies. Then top with 1 dozen ultimate cookies. Finish by topping with the remaining 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies.

Voila! A superb birthday cake!Happy Birthday Finn!

Birthday Sweets

Wow, time flies! How can my sweet baby boy be 5 years old? People told me it would go by fast and he wouldn’t be little for long. And not, that I didn’t believe them. I’ve already been through this with my daughter. I just didn’t think it would really happen this fast this time around. It seems like yesterday that I was cuddling my new bundle of joy. Now I can barely keep up with him. For his birthday treat today, I tried to incorporate 3 of the sweet things he loves: brownies topped with Oreos and whip cream. Simply simple, yet perfectly perfect for my simply perfect 5 year old! Happy Birthday to my big boy!

Birthday Sweets

Birthday Brownies

Birthday Brownies Recipe:
•Two boxes of your favorite brownie mix
•One package of Oreos (birthday ones are perfect for Birthday Brownies!)
•One can of whip cream

1. Make the brownies according to the recipe on the box.
2. When cool, cut brownies into squares.
3. Top each brownie with whip cream.
4. Place an Oreo on top of the whip cream.
5. Sing happy birthday.
6. Blow out candles and make a wish.
7. Enjoy!

A Sweet Escape

We’ve been quoted a time or two saying, “Everyone deserves a break from their job”.  Ask the hubs!  We rarely consider Saturday baking  work, but we’re taking a breather anyway and leaving the indulgences up to our mom as we celebrate our niece’s first birthday. Oh there will be sweet treats galore and we will not hesitate to try them all! Enjoy your day and take a hint from us and leave the work for someone else!

P.S. Be sure to check back next week for a delicious recipe for Dark Chocolate Frosted Caramel Toffee Bars.