My fabulous mother's birthday just passed this weekend. We celebrated with pizza and red velvet cake. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out. She often goes out of her way for others and has a very positive outlook on life. I strive to be the same type of mom to my own children. We typically do a birthday dinner in her honor at my house ,but schedules have been so busy that we opted for something more simple this year.
I made this rose out of fondant. I used this great tutorial.
I was surprised it was much easier than I thought it would be.
Here are the boys blowing out her candles!
How cute are these Holiday dessert plates?
I used one of my favorite icing recipes that I found on Annies-eats.com
The icing recipe goes along with an oreo cupcake recipe that is linked above.
The first time I made this icing I made her cupcake recipe also. They are amazing but a little more involved than I anticipated. They are beautiful cupcakes though. I'd even consider them cupcake wars worthy! I made them for my son's birthday a couple years ago and luckily was doing well on time because my kitchen kind of resembled a cupcake wars set after they were done! lol
Here is the icing recipe!
Best ever cream cheese frosting!
8oz cream cheese
6 TBS butter
1TBS vanilla extract
4 Cups confectioners sugar
2 TBS heavy cream
Combine your cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer. Add in your vanilla extract. Whip in your powdered sugar a little at a time. Last add in your heavy cream.
I doubled this recipe to have enough to ice the cake.
Enjoy, this icing is so good!