Food Friday

We are in the midst of birthday season over here.  Three birthday's and three parties in 11 days!!  Today are two parties and tomorrow is the last birthday for a few months.  Here are the cakes...

This is Anneke's who requested a flower cake:
Here's Lukas' pylon cake.  Yep...he's odd :)  What kid requests a pylon?  Nothing to do with construction but sports.  He uses them to make nets for soccer and hockey.
And these are for Tessa who's party is today and we'll save some for tomorrow for her real birthday.  These were the easiest and most fun to make!

And for the older two kids parties we opted for icecream "sundaes".  They love piling up there bowls with all kinds of candies, fruit and syrup!  Me...I go for the icecream, strawberries and bananas with some chocolate syrup...mmmm...

For the cakes I used a recipe from a friend and it worked out great! Cuts really nicely because it's a bit more dense but is still really moist and chocolatey.  I'll pass it on to you here:

Classic Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
2/3 cups cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cups water
1 2/3 cup white sugar
Grease and flour bottoms of two 9” round cake pans. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.  Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla in large bowl at high speed of electric mixer for 3 min or until smooth and creamy. Reduce speed to low, beat in mayonnaise until blended. Add flour mixture in 4 equal
additions, alternating with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for 30 – 35 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Fill and frost as desired.


  1. He looks very happy with his pilon. Did he try to use it to play soccer? :-)

  2. I'll have to try that recipe! I'm in the middle of birthday season to, though it's not as short a time period as yours. We have one birthday a month in May, June, and July. One down, two more to go! All of your cakes look great!

  3. They are all very cute. :) Even the pylon, lol. How did you get the orange bright enough?

    Tessa's cupcakes look cute with the fruit candies. Never thought of using those! M's (when the Pot's were still here, wow!) were these little watermelon slice shaped marshmallows from the foreign foods aisle. I like how the fruit candies are sparkly from the sugar.

  4. Lovely cakes/cupcakes! I bet they were enjoyed.:) Happy Birthday to all of yours who are celebrating!

  5. Thanks all! Kim - the orange was a Wilton gel food colouring from Michaels. Very intense colour!