One of our dear friends, Kam, turned 30 last week. And our friends Jason and Deanna decided to give him a smash cake, as well as some hulk hands to complete the job. Best.Idea.Ever. They baked him a cake layered 4 stacks high specifically for this occasion. Prior to this, we went out on a triple dinner date (CFF= Couple Friends Forever) and its always a good time. I am so thankful to have my friends, and our husbands all get along. After smashing one cake, we ate another. We love you Kam!
I love my pup. A lot. He’s my furchild. You can make fun of me if you want, but I threw Bawse a birthday party this year. It will be the last year that he’s an only child, and hes a lot calmer now so we can have dogs in our tiny space without much destruction.
He had his buddies come over, we took them to run around in a park, then came back to cake and ice cream.
Here’s how I made his pup friendly cake!
Mix whole wheat, oats, and baking powder in one bowl.
Pumpkin, eggs, natural peanut better and vanilla extract in another.
Then mix THAT together.
Cream cheese, yogurt, and honey.
Mix til smooth.
Decorate with milk bones!
I didn’t want the extra cake to go to waste after I trimmed it flat, so I made cake balls!
Bawse’s Birthday Cake
3 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup oats
1 tbsp baking powder
2 ½ cups water
½ of 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
1 egg lightly beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
Mini Milkbones for decoration
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium bowl mix flour, oats and baking powder together. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix water, pumpkin, egg, peanut butter and vanilla until well mixed. Stir dry ingredients into wet, until thoroughly mixed. Scoop into non stick cake pans. Bake until center sets about 45 minutes.
Cool completely. Remove from cake pan. Frost and decorate.
8 oz low fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp honey
Mix until smooth, spread on cake!
Summer is great. It has lots of fun fruits, warm weather, and lots of things to do outside. Nobody REALLY wants to be inside baking right? Right. Well I baked something. My older brother “supposedly” loves coconut (according to his wife). And since he was staying with me for awhile, I decided I wanted to make him a coconut cake. It was going to be cool, creamy and topped with delicious fresh fruit.
Guess what, he doesn’t really like coconut THAT much. He only liked the coconut vietnamese dessert that I made a little while back. Oops. But he still had some. I thought it was delicious! But I definitely made too much. I guess coconut is an acquired taste. Maybe next time I will make a smaller batch!
Use the link above to get the recipe and see her step by step instructions and pictures. I followed it and it was pretty easy!