Sunday, January 22, 2012

Five Girls and a Bad Cake

I am linking up with Rebecca over at Simple As That today, for The Simple Things.
On Sundays we post our favorite picks of the week in photos. Because it was my daughter's Birthday week, it made it quite the challenging task, but here are my top five (and actually I think it started out being a that we post ONE photo from the week:) for The Simple Things.
Here is the dining room all decked out ready for a celebration.
Madelynn had her 5 closest friends over for a night of tacos, music, crafts, laughter, girl talk and movies.
Five girls.

 I love this shot I captured of my daughter, this is one of those pictures as parents where it's only us that can see what we feel, (know what I'm talking about? I know you do)
In the top left corner you can see the end of the pink balloon she was playing with!
and. . .here's where I talk for a minute about this cake. Looks good right? All homemade, and domestic-- on a pretty stand and all. .
well,(here's where my martha stewart skills lack)
don't be deceived.
 Long story short: 
*the recipe called for self rising flour which i thought all flours came with which apparently they do not and i used the regular flour i had on hand, and basically this cake is 2 very dense yellow pancakes.
the girls took one bite and threw the rest out.* phew!
{good thing I had Cookies N' Cream Ice Cream in freezer and Dr.Pepper in the fridge}

but for some reason, i actually liked the cake.

thanks for reading!


hennymats said...

Yeah, I always have to watch for that self-rising flour, too.I don't even think it's available here - so I either ditch the recipe or just add some baking powder myself, usually something like a teaspoon. But the frosting sure looks yummy :)

Those are special memories you captured for your daughter!

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memory said...

i have done the same thing with a recipe before! it was pretty funny but sad at the same time (:

happy birthday to your girl!


Lauren said...

Well, for the photo at least - the cake looks lovely! Cookies and Cream saves the day again! ;)

SymbioticLife said...

Such a pain when things don't work out quite right but you got around it very well with the cookies and cream icecream. You could've made ice cream floats! I loved those as a kid. My grandmother used to make them for me. The cake looks beautiful as does your daughter. I'm sure her and her friends had a lovely time.

Ferial Trammell said...

Happy birthday Madelynn! And I think I would I have liked that cake too... :)

chambanachik said...

Love the photos!

Natalie @ {Gossett Girl} said...

Too funny. Love your honesty about the cake...It's the thought that counts, right?

xoxo, natalie

denise* paper angels said...

haha! well gina the cake sure does LOOK good :) if you can't get self raising flour, a little baking powder mixed into normal flour usually does the trick :) xx

Tamera Beardsley said...

all so pretty...

Emily Rose said...

Happy birthday to Madelynn!

Erin said...

She is such a doll! :) What a great party this must have been! :) Happy 17th to your sweet girl!

stephanie said...

what a fun party! you're such a great momma! i'm sure these girls had a blast cake or no cake! ; )

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday to your girl! Beautiful photos & cake!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

At least it looks beautiful!


Sarah B. said...

Your post probably just saved me from making a huge mistake should I ever make a cake. I didn't know there was a difference in flours! Thank you, Gina. Thank you for saving a future cake from also being thrown out.

Madelynn's party looks like it was so much fun! I think the picture of her with her 17 cake is my favorite. What a sweet photo! Definitely one to put in the photo album. :)

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lindsay said...

FUN those photo's are priceless!..i have so many similar cake time i always tell time!