Monday, May 9, 2011

It’s All About The Energy…

There’s just something about waking up to a warm breeze and bright sunshine that makes a Monday morning far more bearable, right?  This weekend was exactly what the doctor ordered.  I saw a great girly movie (Something Borrowed) with my girlfriends, I enjoyed the lovely weather in the “country” at my parents.  I was able to satisfy my insane need to bake for others by baking the perfect Birthday/Mothers Day cake.  I combined recipes from Smitten Kitchen and The Cupcakeologist.  My parent’s were out at a party so I was left to make a huge mess in their kitchen while under the supervision of both my Grandmothers. 

Two hours later, after much sifting and beating, I had two delicious yellow cake layers!  Yesterday morning I made the chocolate buttercream frosting and decorated the cake with crushed M&M’s.  I must admit, this cake tasted so much better than any boxed yellow cake I’ve ever had!!!!  The frosting called for unsweetened dark chocolate so it had the perfect bittersweet taste!

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Please excuse the crappy Blackberry photo…I will upload legit pictures later! 

My family knows that when it comes to desserts I tend to go overboard and this huge cake was no different.  But, I poured a lot of love into it and I hope everyone enjoyed eating it as much as I enjoyed making it! 

Happy Monday!

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