Not a Chocolate Cake, Not Ice Cream, Not a Cookie

But angle food cake with strawberries!

We had a great day celebrating Lucas’ 2nd birthday last week.

I decided to do a strawberry short cake.

If I could do it over again, I would buy a $4 cake (mini size, obviously) at the store. But I can’t, so here’s what happened. My mind is awesome.

Buy a box of angle food cake.
The cheapest box.
About $3.
Buy some whip cream frosting stuff.
About $2.
Buy strawberries. $3.50
Although strawberries don’t go into the total calculation because there were left overs and strawberries are good for you.

Not that the price of a birthday cake matters, because it is your birthday after all (proof, because I spent $8 on his breakfast at IHOP. Best mother award, thank you please.) but price was still something I thought about.

So I had all the things I needed to make a cake for him.
But then the next day I saw an already made angel food cake for $3.00, Oh, just the cake part- not the frosting and strawberry part.
So I bought that thinking it was a better deal, and it would save me time and the headache of actually baking him a cake. But that didn’t make sense in the end because the other box of angle food cake is still in my pantry. About $3.

So come over and I’ll bake you some angle food cake.

The whip cream frosting stuff was in the freezer because that’s where my husband said it was suppose to go. So I took it out to put the frosting on his cake and it was very hard to smooth on the cake, because it was, you know, in the freezer. 

So I ended up putting it on one side of the cake only, just the part that would be in pictures.

He was pleased. Whip cream + Strawberries (two of his favorite things) + white cake = yum.

Personally, I think fancy birthday cakes for your people are totally overrated.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

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