Monday, June 25, 2007

Fairy Cake & Great Deals

Saturday my love took me out shopping. We got CJ a really cute July 4th tee-shirt from Target's dollar section. I found a nice small coliander and cutting board at Ross for $1.99 each.
I also got 2 metal rings from Lowe's for 96cents each to make a ring sling to carry CJ in.
But my favorite deals of the day were the Baby Einstein globe rattle for $1.99 ($5 at Target & Wal-Mart, I checked. lol) and a plush animal ring stacking toy for $1.49 from Ross. He smiled and cooed at that rattle for the whole 45 minute drive home! Well worth the $1.99 even if he never plays with it again.

Yesterday my mom made a yummy cake for Midsummer's Day. It was a not too sweet, light cake that is perfect for the hot hot days of summer!

Fairy Cake

2/3 cup soft butter

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk

3 eggs

2 1/8 cups white flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice (or vanilla if you don't like lemon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. butter and flour two 8" baking pans. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Add alternately with milk to butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Drizzle with light frosting (see recipe below).

Light Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar with milk, adding a small amount at a time until the frosting is able to drizzle off spoon.

Also yesterday I heard about a "huge" yard sale where a lady was selling a ton of baby boy clothes and toys cheap. So Sis & I ran out to see what it was all about. What we found was a small yard sale with a small box full of baby clothes for 50cents each. Well the lad ywas ready to clean up so she gave me a bag and said fill it up for a dollar. I was able to find 13 onesies in CJ's size and 2 burb clothes. yay! Also I got one of those little neck support things for a carseat for 50cents, a stroller for $4 it needs a good cleaning and its kinda hard to fold (you need both hands) but I couldn't refuse it for that price. lol Also I got this Fisher Price pillow with hanging toys that helps the baby sit up for $2.

And this Evenflo Exersaucer for $10. WooHoo!! Turned to be a successful trip out. :-) Also the lady offered to take my number and call when she had more clothes. yay!


Nico said...

The Fairy cake looks so yummy!

Kelli said...

You got some wonderful deals, Mrs B! Your fairy cake looks so pretty, what a nice way to welcome summer!

Alexandra said...

That cake looks soooo good! I'll have to try this. Great deals for the baby.

Maggie said...

Awesome shopping day!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

That Fairy cake sounds great. I think I'll have to try it next week. I'll try to come back and let you know how it turns out!

Thanks for posting it.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

MrsB said...

Dora, did you ever try making the cake?