Most birthday themed collections seem to me to be more for children. This one from Basic Grey works for all ages. I was blessed to receive several Basic Grey page kits from a friend cleaning out her stash. I was just delighted! You know how I love Basic Grey and this is such a treat. This is my first layout from the kits.
For Mother's birthday, I spent a lot of time planning her cake. The rest of us are real chocolate people. She, however, is not as much of a chocolate fan though she does eat it. I thought I'd take the opportunity to do something different. This is a coconut cake with raspberry filling (courtesy of Smuckers) and 7 minute frosting. The cake recipe from Bake Me More is here. I looked at so many 7 minute frosting recipes and videos, I'm not really sure which one I used. I think it was Martha Stewart's with the addition of cream of tartar. I'd never made it before but it turned out nicely and everyone enjoyed it. A hint from my DH: leftover 7 minute frosting tastes wonderful with chopped bananas. I can't eat bananas so you'll have to take his word for it.
This the only cake I've ever made that called for powdered sugar in the batter, a full pound of it! It worked. The only objection I have to making it again is it takes every pan and bowl in the kitchen to make it. Oh, well, that's why dishwashers were invented.
DH made mother a card based on a saying he saw somewhere else. He added the first verse himself. It read:
On your birthday...
When you arise from your slumber
and totter around unassisted,
remember that age is just a number
And yours is ....Unlisted.
Here's the process video:
Another page coming along with this same kit soon. Thanks for watching!