Strawberry Dual-Birthday Cake

I discovered Rosie’s Sweetapolita baking website and fell in love with her strawberry layer cake recipe. The color is beautiful and the cake so fragrant. For the birthday cake that I made, I used Sweetapolita’s fancy Pastel Swirl frosting technique.

Having taken birthday treats to various restaurants before and not having an issue, it didn’t occur to me… but for this dual-birthday celebration at a local restaurant, we were told a cake cutting fee per person would be charged! We were already there though, and they cut the cake and served it for us.

strawberry love

The cake in process in my kitchen


At the restaurant, ready to be sliced by our server



strawberry love 2

Sliced and ready-to-eat at the restaurant


that was delicious.


Since I ended up with a little extra batter, I made some mini cupcakes… love these little treasures, the colors, and white non-pareil sprinkles. 🙂

bite sized sprinkle love

bite sized

Baby Shower Cupcakes

A friend and I planned our friend Suzie’s baby shower together… we had fun planning the custom ‘Welcome’ board, and some themed refreshments and games. I originally saw these baby face cupcakes at another baby shower the month before and am still searching for those original images since I stole the inspiration! 🙂 We also decorated with more balloons and had a framed message board for guests to write notes to welcome Baby Han.


Table display


Custom ‘Welcome’ Board


Baby face cupcakes with bonnets!




Mystery baby food guessing game…


Baby food taste test


Some game prizes (baby food guessing game, pregnant tummy yarn diameter guess, animal baby name match with adult animal name)


Popcorn snacks