When mine and Hubby's birthdays roll around though...we figured it's the kids' job to decorate our cake. I've posted about this tradition before...but that was a couple year's ago and I thought it would be worth sharing again.
There are a couple of important tips.
- I strongly recommend that you use 7-MINUTE FROSTING! (The recipe is at the bottom.) For one, it tastes better (in our opinion, and it's WAY easier to spread which is important when you've got little kids spreading it...oh...and you can frost the cake while it's still warm.)
- You also can't be stressed about the final product. It's the kids' creation for Dad...and that's exactly what it's going to end up looking like.
Hubby's birthday was last week, and the kids had a lot of fun decorating for him.
7-Minute Frosting Recipe (from my general Betty Crocker cookbook).
Combine in top of double boiler:
2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar or 1 tbsp light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
Mix ingredients together. Place over boiling water. (Water should not touch the bottom of the bowl your frosting mixture is in.) After 7 minutes remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla. Beat on high for a couple more minutes until spreading consistency.