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Happy Birthday!

I’ve been trying hard not to freak out.
My baby is four!
Well, not my baby. My oldest. Actually, not my oldest counting my stepchildren (and I do)…
now that’s just confusing.

Nicole is four!
Which means I survived toddlerhood.
Officially, that is. Of course, my twenty-two month old is out to prove me wrong.

Yesterday was crazy, and was all about Nicole.
Being the little diva she is, she loved it. Minus a decades-older-than-her-age “I don’t want it to be my birthday!” breakdown the night before. Whatever.  She loved it.

I made my first strawberry cake yesterday. And since I am who I am, I jumped in with both feet and made it allergy friendly–no eggs, no dairy–for Abigail.
Total fail.
Then I tried again, with butter and eggs and…
total fail.
Well, whatever, people ate it and the frosting was good. That’s what a cake is all about, right?

The bottom line is, my little big girl is now four, and I’m thankful to have seen nearly every single day of her existance. I may not be a perfect mom, but she’s the one who made me a

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3 Responses to 1… 2… 3… 4!

  1. Laura W. says:

    Happy 4TH Birthday to Nicole! My oldest will turn 4 later this month. It’s crazy how time flies!

  2. Messy says:

    Allergy friendly cake is possible! (unless it’s a wheat allergy, then it gets more complicated – special flour and all, but still possible!) I always replace my oils with applesauce and my cakes turn out moist and tasty! As for the egg, you can replace that with 1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder. I haven’t used that replacement in a cake, but I have used it in other things when I unexpectedly found myself out of eggs. It works.

    Happy Birthday to your daughters! I’ll have a 4 year old Diva in March so I feel your pain! I mean JOY!! ;D

    • I generally use Egg Replacer in my baked goods. I love the idea of a home version though. I’m going to try it, for sure. I think the recipe was just an all over flop. I hate to fail in baking so I can see a lot of strawberry cake in my future, allergy friendly or not!!

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