Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Time is flying by for me. Gabriel, my tot, is 3 & 1/2. Holy moly my baby is growing up. We went to his friend Sammy's 3rd birthday this past weekend & G just loves the Happy birthday song. I had seen a "Half" birthday cake on pinterest so I thought, why not? Life is too short not to bake & eat cake. So I made a Halfsie cake- a brown bear peeping at Gabriel- for this week. 
Light, fluffy yellow goodness

It is one 8" round cake, cut in half, "glued" together with frosting then turned onto its flat side. The "ears" are two tiny cupcakes "pinned" on with toothpicks & the "eyes" are two nilla wafers with two chocolate chips "glued" on with frosting. I didn't do the best or prettiest job but for my 3 & 1/2 year old, it was awesome. And, really, that is all that counts!

<3 mommy Lishie

Halfsies vanilla cake recipe 
(for the perfect amount)

  • 1 & 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 c milk
Heat oven to 350°F. 
Grease an 8" circle cake pan. Place paper baking cups in each of 2 cupcake cups. 
G 3.5 

In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder & salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition & scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add egg & beat well. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, then  milk, beating just until blended.
Divide batter evenly among
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Chocolate Frosting recipe here.   

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