My show & tell today is the birthday cake that I made for Sophia for her 2nd birthday, on Wednesday. It's a peanut butter & jelly cake! I was really proud because I came up with the idea all on my own; I'd never had such a cake before, but peanut butter & jelly is one of Sophia's favorite foods, and I thought it would be fun to work it into her birthday celebration. It's my staple vanilla cake recipe with homemade strawberry jam and peaunut butter frosting. So, here are the photos and recipes, so you can try it out yourself:
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 c. softened butter (unsalted)
1 c. creamy peanut butter (I used Jif)
4 c. confectioners' sugar
1/2 c. cream
Beat butter and peanut butter together. Add confectioners' sugar and cream; whip until combined and frosting is very spreadable. Makes enough for one 9 x 13 sheet cake or a 2-layer 9'' cake.
We decorated Sophia's cake with fresh flowers from the Farmer's Market and three pink candles: 2 years + 1 to grow on! You can, obviously, use any decorations you'd like. Enjoy!