His party is on Sunday, but we still wanted to celebrate with some birthday cake!
Last week, on my hunt for stocking stuffers, I found these in 5 Below:
read this post from Serena, and I knew exactly what to do with them! (Okay, so her cake was WAY cuter....whatever!)
I started with a yellow cake from a box. Short on time, you know?
Here's the yummy buttercream icing recipe I used, except I halved it:
Buttercream Icing (yields 5-6 cups)
1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 tsps. vanilla
8 cups confectioners sugar
Cream the butter and shortening together until smooth. (I had my mixer going for about 10 minutes). Gradually add sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Then I added all of the chocolate cones and mushrooms for the winter-wonderland vibe.
Okay, it's not nearly as pretty as Serena's. But Nathan liked it! And that's what counts!