The smash cake was SO much fun….for her! We thought for sure that she would be a “deer in headlights.” She tends to be a thinker. She watches the world. She has a serious look on her face when we’re out. She’s studying. watching. learning. It takes her time to warm up to new people. She sizes them up. Literally looks them up and down. I figured she’d be my serious baby at her party and with her cake.
But, nope…she warmed right up. Thanks to her dad 🙂 I put strawberries on the top of her cake and made the icing with tons of real strawberries in it. I tried to entice her to eat it. [I can taste it now just thinking about it!] She had so much fun and really enjoyed the attention. She had a great time and we enjoyed her!
I have to admit I put the strawberries on top as bait. And, I also let her try the icing in advance! And, I used strawberries in the icing so she’d like it. And, she did. So did I. I love love love this strawberry icing recipe! It’s not artificial. It’s fantastic. I had to share. I tried a few different white cake recipes and I haven’t found one that I especially love yet….please share a white cake (homemade or box) recipe that you love! I’d love to hear!
Sprinkles’ Strawberry Frosting Recipe
- 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm & slightly cold
- Pinch of coarse salt
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted (I gave up on sifting around 2 1/2 cups in) 🙂
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners’ sugar; beat until well combined.
- Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (we kept adding it until we liked the color!)
- Mix until just blended
- Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air.
- Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.
So, share your cake recipes if you have any! I’d love to hear your suggestions for next year!!!!