Sunday, August 2, 2009

Strawberry & Cream Cake for Chase's 3rd Birthday


Three years ago today I had my 10 lb 11 oz baby boy. Three years have flown by. He's such a sweety. Chase cracks me up. Last night I was baking his cake and he came up behind me and asked why he had socks in his pocket. I turned around to find him with his white pocket lining hanging out! He thought his pocket lining was a sock :) Chase requested a strawberry cake that looked like Caillou. If you don't know who Caillou is, he's a four year old little bald boy on PBS sprout. I have to admit, it's a cute little show... I would just like to know why he's bald. Everyone else on the show has hair. Anyways, I found the perfect recipe a few weeks ago on Delectable Dining. Thanks Sarah! Everyone loved it.

STRAWBERRY & CREAM CAKE
Cake
1 package white cake mix
3 egg whites
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups strawberry soda
Cream cheese frosting, recipe follows

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease 2 8 inch round cake pans. Prepare cake mix as directed, with the egg whites, the oil, and substituting the soda for the water. Pour into prepared pans. Bake as directed on the box and cool completely before frosting.

Frosting
1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 TBSP
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
food coloring (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and food coloring with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until smooth and spreadable.
Here's the birthday boy with his new John Deere bike.

Happy birthday to you... you belong in a zoo!

This is what I looked like 3 years ago today... look at my messy house! I felt so bad at the time I didn't care what it looked like.

Here's Porky Butt :) Can you believe I had him with no drugs!?! Man, I'm glad that's over with.
What a sweet 1 year old. He still looked like a baby.
Look who's 2. Check out the John Deere Cake :)

23 comments:

Melody said...

Oh my gosh! You were all belly! Your little guy is adorable! They grow too fast. The cake is cute too. Good question....why doesn't he have hair!?!

Ingrid said...

Holy cow almost 11 pounds! My guys were not even 5 pounds though in their defense they were twins and born 8 wks early. :) And WOW, no drugs too? You go girl.

Your cake looks terrific. Great job!

Happy b-day to your big boy!
~ingrid

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Birthday to your son. The cake came out so cute. Fabulous job!!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday Chase the big 3. Poor Heidi all baby, You did a great job on that cake. We love Caillou in our house to.

Sonya said...

Gosh I thought my almost 10 pounder kid was big..lol You had the perfect round belly! happy birthday to your son and the cake is adorable!

Denise said...

That is so great to hear someone elses kid loves Caillou. My girls love him, they sleep with lifesize stuffed dolls of him. They come with us on every vacation. I, too, have never understood why he has no hair and he is a bit of a whiner, but if you ever get a chance to get his xmas movie, get it. It is really good. We just watched it yesterday. Love the cake, it is adorable.

Lara said...

My kids have been admiring how totally cute that cake is! I love the way it came together.

And 10 lbs. 11 oz?! Wow!

Dustin said...
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Dustin said...

That cake is so cute...you done a great job. Im signed in under Dustin but this is Chrissy :)

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday to your precious little guy!!! Your cake is adorable!

I can't believe you gave birth to an almost 11 lb baby with no drugs!!! You surely are a trooper :) I love your pregnant belly, too....SO cute and you definitely were all belly!!!!!

Katy ~ said...

My back aches just looking at your pregnancy picture! OH MY!! and then to have a 10 pound plus baby!

Your little man is just adorable! Happy birthday!

You did a great job on the cake!!

Julie said...

That cake is so cute. So is the birthday boy :)

Kara said...

My first baby weighed over 10 pounds too! I had plenty of drugs because I ended up having a C-section after 26 hours of labor.

Love the Caillou cake! My boys liked the show when they were younger. We always wondered why the heck he had no hair!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That John Deere Cake flippin rocks! And the Caillou is so cute too, the boys have watched it everyonce in a while :).

Love the pictures you're so cute! And oh my gosh girl you're the cutest pregnant girl every! Jealous!

Happy 3rd Birthday Chase :). I think socks would be a good idea in the pockets, keep your fingers warm!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Little "Porky Butt" has grown into a beautiful little guy.

Kristen said...

aww - your boy is so cute - great cake!

Willoughby said...

What a handsome little guy he is! Happy Birthday Chase!

The cake is adorable, Heidi!

mommyofgirls said...

Awww....I can't believe he is 3! That means Grace will be 4 before I know it! Happy Birthday, Chase! The cake looks yummy:)

Chicago Mom said...

What a cute cake, sounds delish too! We love Caillou, although at almost 6 my kid has outgrown him. Happy Birthday Chase!

I didn't have any drugs either, but my kid was only 8 lbs. Why do they say you forget the pain? I will NEVER forget that pain! Oh well, they are worth it!

Krista said...

Why doesn't Caillou have hair? It's just weird.

The cake is adorable and so is your son! It looks like he had a wonderful birthday.

Kathy said...

Loved seeing all the pics, what an awesome cake, but I have to disagree with you on Caillou - he's a whiney bratt!!! ;) jj Guess all kids are at times!!! lol...

the ungourmet said...

Oh my gosh! Look at that belly! :0)

Happy Birthday to your little one!

My son used to like that show too! Such a cute cake!

Amber said...

Wow! That really does look like Caliou! I have to try and make one that looks like a my little pony for my daughter's 4th..or a carebear..she wants a carebear/MLP party...maybe I will end up doing both.

You were too cute preggers! Happy birthday to Chase!