Currently sitting on my flight to Kauai, Hawaii! It’s been a couple of hours, but we have a few more to go so why not whip out my laptop and blog a bit, right? 🙂 An and I booked our trip about a month ago, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I’ve loved beaches ever since I could remember, and as I grew up and learned how to drive, I was attached to the hip with the ocean. Since I live more inland and towards the valley, driving to the beach was always a mission/day event, but I never minded it because being there was totally relaxing and worth it.
Leading up to our flight, my anxiety slowly crept in and finally decided to settle down in my tummy the night before. I was overly nervous and once again became the biggest worry wort thinking about all the worst possible outcomes to my crazy thoughts. I realized it and did my best to let it pass, but looming over my head was this one thought over and over… “you gotta wake up on time (5:30AM) or else we won’t make it”. That thought alone went down its own negative path. I worried about how I’d feel waking up that early, (since I haven’t been up at that time in a loooong time) how I’d feel on the plane, or if I’d get a panic attack during the flight or if something would happen to the plane etc etc etc. Crazy right?! Ehhh maybe just a little, but what’s that saying that goes something like all the fun and cool people are a little bit crazy??? Haha, but on a real note, living with anxiety can be extremely hard and debilitating when there are big events/deadlines, but getting through them and making it pass is such a huge break through and success. My progress is slow, but it is steady and deep down I know that with my support system I will one day be able to do all the things I’m meant to do.
Anyways if you’ve read up to here, thanks for listening to me ramble on about life. I’m exhausted, but I can’t wait to land and be in paradise… AND to share this cake with all of you. I will have to thank my friend and her husband for these ADORABLE pictures of their baby girl with the smash cake I make for her 1st birthday. It is such a simple and delicious recipe, perfect for any occasion, as long as you like sprinkles 😉 I paired it with my simple vanilla buttercream frosting, and judging by the pictures, it seems like baby Zoey liked it!
FUNFETTI CAKE RECIPE
- 5 tbsp butter softened
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 egg whites (room temp)
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350°F
Prepare two 6 inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
Beat butter till fluffy.
Add sugar and oil and beat until combined.
Add vanilla and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Measure out the milk and alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk, start and end with the flour mixture.
In separate bowl, combine your egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
Lastly, fold the sprinkles into your batter and make sure not to over-mix.
Evenly divide cake batter into prepared pans.
Bake 35 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool for 15 mins before transferring to a rack to cool completely before frosting.
“Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?” Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” – Tim Burton