After I put all of the ingredients away...I added 3 eggs, water and oil and mixed on medium for 2 minutes. :) twice. as it was a 4 layer cake.
Pictorially skipped steps : cut to level, froze (cakes are MUCH easier and less crumby to work with when they are frozen) iced, spread, spread, spread, spread,
A present was pushed in to the side of the cake and it had to be fixed....so it's not perfect. but it's my first time EVER and I was proud and Sydney was happy :)
While I was frosting it Syd came in from playing out back and said, "WOW mom ! That looks great. Thank you for making my cake mom." SUCH a thoughtful little person.
Syd looking at her new fairy plant and grow garden she got from her Aunt.
J and I loved those games when we were little. (what ? they were picked for her not for us. jeeze)
Syd woke up this morning and immediately started playing. Success !