My cute friend, Debbie, threw a birthday party for my cute friend, Connie, and it was amazing. I've known Connie and Debbie growing up in Gilbert. Every time I hang out with them, I get a little sad that I don't have a sister of my own. They are so fun like that.
Connie is an avid reader so all the guests brought books to add to her library. She has great taste in literature, and she received some books that I'm definitely going to peruse, but more on that later. It was a good time and Connie has some really funny friends.
I made a book-themed cake for Connie's Birthday. For some reason, this cake topper has been on my mind for some time, so when Debbie told me the theme, I jumped on it.
The garland on the cake has little mini books strung to it. They are titled with some of Connie's favorite novels.
The cake itself was okay. But I would DEFINITELY make the frosting again (next time, I'll use the frosting on cupcakes... it was too light to hold up the heavy cake, so it turned out slightly crooked).
Here are the recipes:
I'm not the biggest cake-from-scratch fan. I still like using a boxed cake, with a slight variation.
Here's the recipe I used:
For cupcakes: fill paper liners 3/4 full and bake according to box directions. Makes 36 cupcakes.
Yay cakes! My next cake is going to be my favorite kind... yellow cake with chocolate frosting.