My best friend in this area had to move away. [You may recall this she is one of the few people outside of my family to receive multiple stitched gifts over the last few years. She is one of those people that loves handmade things and cherishes them... hence one reason we're friends.] That's what I was doing all last week actually. Her new home is 115 miles away. Her kids haven't started school yet, or had the chance to make new friends. Her daughter's birthday party was canceled.
So then I find out what she wants for her birthday.... a new comforter set and the other bits and pieces that make a bedroom nice. Great! Then I saw it and thought twice... and remembered it looks like what I wanted in my room when I turned 13. Ok then. Another friend and I put our heads and wallets together to make it happen. A third friend supplied the paint. Here's the result:
worked great the first time, so why not again?
I used the Buttercake recipe from Wilton's. Moist, flavorful, and simple. Can't go wrong there.
Once the three layers were baked I assembled it all and had a chuckle. This had to be the ugliest cake I've ever made to date.
And it was delicious!