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Batter Up

Before I share Cake Batter Ice Cream with you, I wanted to back track a bit…

Last time we were in San Diego we went to a cupcake shop called Batter Up. It’s the cutest concept and the cupcakes were delish, but the store decor needed a grand slam.

It was pretty blah.

By the time we walked out, I had already redesigned the place and had a blueprint in my head.

Real live stadium seats bolted to the floor.

Old lockers filled with fun cupcake liners, cookbooks and all things cupcake related for sale.

Astroturf on the floor.

Pennant buntings hanging from the ceiling.

Apothecary jars filled with peanuts and cracker jacks.

Large glass vases holding baseballs.

The cupcakes needed some fun, festive baseballin’ names, ya know?

But I digress…

Now…back to Cake Batter Ice Cream.

This recipe is SO easy and SO out of this world…er…ballpark?!?

I ended up using whole milk for one of the 2 cups of whipping cream…made it a little lighter. Ha!

{2 cups whole milk, 1 cup whipping cream}

For the vanilla, I used the good stuff this time.

I was surprised at how creamy it was.

I tapped the cake mix through a mesh strainer to make sure there were no clumps.

Next time I will add rainbow sprinkles into the ice cream the last few minutes while the machine is running.

I only wish that I had red, white and blue sprinkles instead…

But, this ice cream was more than I imagined it would be. If you’re an ice cream lover and you don’t have one of these, you need to treat yourself to one!

Next up….some refreshing summer sorbet in our new sorbet cups!


Nighty night.

Serve Up A Smile

Rainbow layered cakes are all the rage these days.

Yes, they’re a little more time consuming {especially when you only have one pan and need to bake 4 separate cakes!}

But it’s all worth it when you cut into it and reveal this…

Your guests will “ooooh and ahhhhh”.

How can you not?


For this cake, I used two boxes of white cake mix. I prepared the first box and then took 2 cups of batter and put it into another bowl. I used food coloring {gels} rather than regular food coloring as they are more vibrant. First, I put about 15 drops of pink and yellow, mixed well and baked those off. Then I repeated the process with the second box of mix and used the same amount of food coloring for the green and blue cakes and baked them off. Let cool and then layer them together with just a bit of frosting. Frost the whole cake, decorate, sing and then serve up a smile.

Happy 6th Birthday, Elliott!

Thank you for all the {smiles} you bring to our family!

When my little cake grows up, it wants to be just like this!


{I found the Wilton gel food colors at Target {pink, yellow, green & blue}. You can also find them at Michael’s or Wal-mart in many different colors. These cakes are fun for holidays, graduations or sporting events. It’s fun to grab the school or team colors and bake up some spirited cupcakes or layered cake}

Read The Rainbow

They say we’re supposed to {eat the rainbow} in fruits & veggies, right?

So why not read it, too…

There is a big landing at the top of our stairs. We have this little bookshelf, some baskets of toys and a 13″ tv/dvd player that sits atop a small chest of drawers that houses puzzles and games.

The book situation was KILLING ME lately and I had to do something. I’ve seen the rainbow look all over the internet {most recently reminded of it here} and in magazines and have been meaning to sit down and sort red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black & white!

Today was the day and I LOVE how it looks. So pleasing to the eye. I feel like a librarian!

I had a little chat with the two children that will be reading this rainbow and said,

“You see how nice Mommy made your books look?”

“Doesn’t it look pretty?”

“We’re not going to sit and take out ALL the books, are we?”

“Mommy spent a lot of time organizing these.”

“If you take a book from the yellow section, it goes back in the yellow section when you’re done.”

“Do you understand?”

Am I cah-ray-zee to think that this rainbow is not going to explode?

We’ll see if anyone’s library card gets revoked.