Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue Velvet

For Harvey's birthday I made blue velvet cupcakes.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces blue food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup melted marshmallows
  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round pans.

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.

Pour batter into pans. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting.

For the record, this recipe doesn't work well for cupcakes It took 35 minutes for the cupcakes to bake, and they came out flat. OH and I added a box of chocolate pudding.

Now I know you are all wondering if with batter that vibrant if i still licked the bowl...

Well of course!
And did Harvey like them?

I think so.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birthday Party!

For those of you who were wondering how we celebrated Harvey's birthday, here are the details. We are sorry it took so long to post about. We had a small party with our friends on a Saturday afternoon. We started outside while we waited for everyone to show up. Remember Harvey's aversion to grass? Well he doesn't care much for leaves either. Everyone else did though!

Then we all went inside and played with the balloons Jennie A. brought over for us. Did you know kids LOVE balloons? Yea that's right, they had more fun with these than the pinata.

Eventually we sang to Harvey. He didn't know what to think of the candle at first. I tried to get him to blow on it but that wasn't about to happen, nope not our little boy. He wanted to touch that flame and touch it he did. He put his sticky little fingers right on that flickering candle and gasped when not only did it disappear, but his finger was bit in the process.

That star on Captain's head was the pinata. I made it out of the box Harvey's car seat came in. We used pull strings to open it rather than beating it with a stick. Note: If you do this type be prepared for grabbing fists wanting to pull all the strings at once! Did I mention that Harvey's brithday is 6 days after Halloween and that candy is super cheap? Well it is. I foresee many pinata's in Harvey's future.

Lastly we opened presents. And when i say 'we' I mean EVERYONE. No one wanted to wait patiently for Harvey to crinkle his way through the paper.

So that was it! Maybe next year you can be here instead of just reading about it :P

Awesome cupcake recipe to come later.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Harvey says "B-day pics will be up soon"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snap Shot

From Harvey's B-day Party. More to come when I f eel like it.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Harvey!

Guess who is one today!

Yup! It's Harvey.
Happy Birthday Bubee

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Isn't my family lovely? <3