Baseball Birthday Cake

What kid doesn’t want a baseball birthday cake at some point in their life? Well, there may be some, but for those who do, this cake is awesome!

Picking the design for a birthday cake is actually more challenging than doing the cake itself…most of the time. I will admit, my cakes are not perfect, but I am not trying for perfection. That gets frustrating and takes the fun away from it all. Plus, I am trying to teach my kids mistakes are acceptable and we can always manage to get a good laugh out of them. Like the time I misspelled “birthday” with “birtday”. So guess what? We sang happy “birt-day” and had fun with it. My kids still remember it!

Anyways, my friends little guy, Cameron, turned one back in January and he had a baseball themed party! It was so cute and my friend, Kelly, had the themed nailed down. Hot Dogs, popcorn, nachos at the “concession”, all the good eats for a ball game. What’s more important then the actual food? The cake of course! What’s a party without the cake?!? Be sure to check out the cake decorating video below!

So, I have to be honest. I don’t make my cakes from scratch, at least not for birthday cakes. It already takes so much time to decorate, so using a box cuts the time, and you know, no one knows the difference. Everyone always says how great the cake tastes, so thank you Betty Crocker – you rock! I don’t always make the buttercream from scratch either. It just depends. I did include my recipe below if you are inclined to make it from scratch – it is delicious!!

Cake And Buttercream Recipe

12×18 Sheet Cake great for any Occasion

Cake Decorating Video!

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Oatmeal Cookies

We are officially in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic and I am going crazy in my house. It hasn’t even been a week!! I am working from home and trying to educate my young children – the struggle is real. With that said, we needed some cookies, and the grocery stores are out of everything – like for real…so we baked!! Oatmeal cookies for the win!

We decided that these oatmeal cookies were the way to go, (since we had all the ingredients in the cupboard) and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint! Nothing fancy here, we didn’t put anything in them, no raisins, no cherries, and no chocolate chips and they were delicious. Instead, we made them into oatmeal cream sandwich cookies, with cinnamon frosting. Yum!!

There are two ways you can do the cinnamon frosting. 1. Homemade, Click HERE for my Cinnamon Buttercream or 2. From a can. Just mix some ground cinnamon with a can of store bought vanilla frosting. Genius!! If you really want to know, we went with the store bought frosting since my kids wanted these cookies immediately! 🙂

I can assure you that these are easy! They only take 8-10 minutes to bake and once you whip up the batter, you will have cookies in no time.

If you so desire, you can do different add-ins like raisins, dried cherries, and chocolate chips. I like to eat these cookies crumbled over vanilla ice cream!!! It’s seriously so good!

Here Is What You Need

Cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Oats

Filling:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper you can spray the pan
  • Cream together butter and sugars in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment or with your hand mixer.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

  • In a different medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture slowly into the wet ingredients until combined.
  • Add in the oats and mix until incorporated.
  • Roll cookies either by hand or with two spoons into the size desired. These cookies do spread while baking.
  • Bake smaller cookies for 8-10 minutes
  • Bake larger cookies for 10-12 minutes
  • Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2-4 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
  • Let Cool on wire rack
  • Mix together the frosting and the cinnamon in a bowl
  • Once cooled, frost one side of the cookie, but not all the way to the edge. Sandwich together with another cookie.
  • Store in an air tight container so they do not get stale!
  • Enjoy!!

I Hope You Enjoy These Cookies!

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