Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Carlee's 3rd Birthday

It's hard to believe that my little munchkin is 3 years old already!! Yet when she was born, it seems so long ago. Time has passed by so quickly!

I had the kids at my house two days before Carlee's birthday, so when Kami came to pick them up, she decided to make the kitties to go on Carlee's birthday cake.
Carlee just adores kitties, but these are the only ones that she can touch, since she is allergic to real kitties!! Kami did make some very cute ones for her.

The birthday person usually gets to have their favorite foods on their day. Since Carlee loves...I dogs, Kami wanted to make homemade corn dogs. It was a first for us and they came out very good!!! You can find the recipe here.

Collin handed the hot dogs to Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn dipping the hot dogs in the cornmeal mixture.

Carlee said "Heck with waiting...I'm eating mine NOW!!!"
Kaitlyn putting a corn dog in the deep fryer while Tina cooked them.

Mmmmmm Mmmmmm!!!

After we ate our meal, it was time for cake!!

I made the cake using a recipe from my big cake book that Kami gave me. She picked out an applesauce pound cake recipe that sounded good. I substituted the eggs with ENER-G egg replacer so that Carlee can eat it. I also didn't add the dates and the walnuts, even though it would have been very yummy with them! I used regular cake pans too!

Applesauce Pound Cake

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

3 cups unsweetened applesauce

1 cup chopped, pitted dates

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter and flour a 10" tube pan.

Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt into a large bowl. Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs (or egg replacer), one at a time, until just blended after each addition. With the mixer at low speed, gradually beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with the applesauce. By hand, stir in the dates and walnuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 80-90 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

I took the top tier of the cake off for Carlee and I dropped it!!! lol!! Good thing she didn't care!!!


I handed Carlee a fork and let her have at it!!!

The kitties tasted the best!!!

Oh Yeah!!! While we were cooking the corn dogs, some how the door to Kami and Eric's bedroom was left open and Carlee saw where they were hiding her present!! Once she saw her new doll house, there was no way she was going to wait until she opened the other presents!!!

Collin gave her a stroller for her babies.

What a nice big brother!!!

There's Carlee opening the present from Joe and I.

It's a Fisher Price All About Town toy. I thought it would help her with her development. The only thing was, is that everyone loved playing with it!!!

Even me!!!!


Susie said...

What a great birthday party.
I had never even thought of making corndogs until I see this post with the great photos.
Have a great day,

Kami said...

Hey, thanks for making Carlee's cake! It was FAB-U-LOUS!! Carlee has been playing with your present every morning too!

Anonymous said...


what a BIG BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

she is adorable!!! {of course!}

and look at all that yummy food!!!!

xhtml coding said...

great birthday party

dai said...

Aw, Happy Birthday Carlee! She is so cute!! You did a great job on the cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :o)

Madhuram said...

Hi Rhonda, my first time here. I'm always in search of eggless baking recipes. Although I have used few egg substitues like tofu, applesauce, yet to try EnerG. I'm fascinated that pound cake comes out good using the EnerG. I'm going to start using the replacer.

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