Easy Angry Birds Birthday Cake (Ultimate Recipe Swap/Birthday Cake Round-Up)

Learn to make an Easy Angry Birds birthday cake that will wow your kids. I’ve baked three birthday cakes in the last ten days or so. In fact, I baked those three birthday cakes in the span of four days. I’m all caked out! But we had a good time. FishBoy8 and FishBoy10 had a […]

12 Ways to Save on Birthdays (Frugal Friday)

Birthdays  are a wonderful time in the life of a child. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make it special. Our family has a “birthday season”. Fifty-percent of our family has birthdays in a three-week span of time. As of today, we’ve got two more to go before we start leap […]

12 Ways to Save on Gifts (Frugal Friday)

It is better to give than receive — unless it puts you in hock! Avoid debt and overspending by giving gifts wisely and economically. 1. Bake something. Bake someone happy with homemade breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Homemade is always better than storebought. And the ingredients can often be less expensive that a fancy bakery. […]

Easy Cakes You Can Decorate Yourself

Decorating a cake you’ve baked at home is not difficult. In fact, it’s a great way to customize it for taste and birthday party theme — without paying a high price. You CAN have your cake and eat it, too! If I can decorate a home baked cake, so can you! I am not all […]

LA Kings Hockey Birthday Cake (& a Birthday Cake Round-Up)

A Kings birthday cake, whether for an LA Kings Hockey fan or other special guest of honor, is super easy to make with a layer cake and a cardboard crown. I am not a big fan of purple. I’ll admit it. But, I couldn’t very well serve a black cake to my LA KINGS hockey […]

FishChick3, Baby Fog, & New Birthday Traditions

FishChick, 3 years ago I came out of the Baby Fog earlier this year. You know, that haze that you drift around in while your baby is nursing, waking you up at night, wearing diapers, and otherwise doing what babies do best. The fog slowly clears as Baby gets a little more independent and sleeps […]

A Cars 2 Birthday Cake & Easy Party Ideas

Hey race car fans, are ya ready? Cars 2 opens today in theaters all over. I’m excited about the adventure. The original Cars movie opened on the day of FishBoy9′s 4th birthday. We made a day of it and took the whole fam to the movies — something we rarely do or did — now […]

A Tale of Two Easy & Fun Themed Birthday Cakes for Kids (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Birthday cakes are a big deal is these here parts. It’s been interesting to watch them evolve over the years. We’ve traveled the world with our family’s birthday cakes to Egypt to Rome to the beach to the golf disc course. We sung Happy Birthday with Bob, Dora, and Rapunzel. We’ve explored the deep blue […]