Wednesday, September 19, 2012

seventeen

Oh boy.  That just sounds old to ME.
A box of cake mix and my favorite homemade icing:

1 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 TBLS whole milk (I use 1 TBLS of half and half and 1 TBLS of 1% milk)
1 tsp vanilla

Cream the butter until fluffy.  Add the powdered sugar and continue creaming until well blended.  Add the vanilla and milk, and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.  Add additional milk if needed.  Beat at high speed until the frosting is fluffy.
*I added 1/4-1/2 cups of cocoa powder to make chocolate icing.

Cheers to celebrations!

15 comments:

The Sampler Girl said...

Wow, Leslie - didn't he just turn 12??! I guess I've been reading your dear blog for several years then :)

Best wishes to Charlie and his knitting guru, Mom


Tanya

Estella said...

Wow! We will hit that landmark in our house in February. Guess Charlie is getting his drivers license!? I'm like Sampler Girl - guess I've been reading your blog for quite a while. Happy Birthday to Charlie.

emily said...

how did that happen!?! ps. what's the white filling in the middle of the cake? xo.

a friend to knit with said...

hi emily!
the filling in the center is just the white icing... i added cocoa powder to the icing to make chocolate. xoxo

From All Stitched Up said...

I could eat that cake right now for breakfast! Happy Birthday to Charlie!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! Can't believe it, but then again Matt turns 16 in February....oh boy. Where does the time go?

Jan said...

I love to see your birthday posts. The balloons and those yummy cakes. Happy Birthday to your boy!

sapphireblue said...

Wow! 17! Nice! The cake is lovely.

seashoreknits said...

Happy birthday Charlie!!!
That is one fine cake.
Love that the balloons are still coming.

MadMad said...

And it's like a birthday present to us: more of your pics (I've missed them!) and your cakes!

Someday said...

Mmmm... box cake and homemade icing is a winning combo! Happy day to all!

michelle said...

Happy Birthday to CHARLIE!! And congratulations on his induction to NHS....AND his winning golf scores!! One fine young man you have raised.

ps do you have any leftover icing???

house on hill road said...

17?!?!? Wow. Time flies! I hope Charlie had a great birthday.

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie! Makes us all wonder where the years have gone...our kids grow MUCH too quickly! Enjoy every minute with each one of them!

Lisa said...

I made this frosting this weekend. Yum! Thanks so much for the recipe...no more store bought frosting for me! So happy that you are posting again!