barn cakeYesterday my baby turned 2.  And I am a little bit sad about it.  I love the idea that he is getting bigger but I will miss the fact that he is no longer a baby.  To celebrate his 2nd birthday we had a farm themed party.  I meant to do a huge post about it because there was some delicious food, but I forgot to take pictures.  We were having too good of a time.  But I did get a few snaps of birthday cake.  There is no way that I can take credit for this cake.  I found it in the March 2010 Family Fun magazine.  You can find all of the directions here.

farm cakeThese are the cute farm animals that went with it.

farm cakeThe cake was chocolate and the cupcakes were yellow cake.  And a whole lot of buttercream frosting!

I used this buttercream frosting recipe:

3 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons heavy cream

Using the whisk attachment mix together the sugar and butter.  When it is combined, beat on medium and beat for 3 minutes.  Add in the vanilla and enough cream to get a nice spreadable consistency.  Beat for another minute.

A happy birthday was had by all and he loved his cake.  That is all that matters right?