Buttercream Frosting

I will never forget the moment when I found out I was pregnant with my first-born. My world forever changed that day. Makes me laugh thinking about the phone call from the fertility doctor, where he said “congrats, you’re 5 minutes pregnant!” Literally. Ha! This sweet babe was going make me a mommy.

I was so grateful to just be pregnant I didn’t care whether the baby was a girl or a boy. When we received the news that our baby was a boy, I remember a friend telling me how special boys were. Oh was she ever right. On that incredible day he entered the world, the doctor laid him on my chest. My baby boy reached up and grabbed my face. I was smitten. I had never known of a love like that before. It was instant and strong. Boys are silly and goofy and dirty and smelly, but, they love their mama’s something special.

So last week, B. Perdy took a trip to the ER. Our boys were out sledding together and had a little accident. Just to make sure nothing was broken, we needed to have my son’s arm/elbow checked. They did an X-ray and thankfully no broken bones. The doctor put his arm in a sling and sent us home. The funny thing is, after being in all kinds of pain that afternoon my son, the patient, asked if he could go sledding again the next day. What?! Boys are so crazy and wild and getting into stuff every time you turn around. My sweet boy makes life so funny and a lot sweeter just because of him. Let’s be honest, he also takes my breath away when I see his next dare-devil move.

Whatever you might be celebrating, whether it is no broken bones, baby showers, kids parties, new jobs, etc.. enjoy every delicious minute of it. Try my friend, Amy Garges, favorite buttercream frosting recipe that she and her husband Bob use to decorate each of their four kids birthday cakes. Y’all this is a keeper! Everything worth celebrating needs a tasty frosted cake. I used Amy’s frosting for a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake I made for my daughter’s preschool class back in December. The teachers couldn’t get enough of this cake. Success!


Buttercream Frosting

1 cup plain Crisco

1 cup butter, softened

4 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 pounds confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons Wilton meringue powder

Cream the crisco, butter, milk and vanilla together until blended well. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioners sugar and meringue powder until all the frosting is fully mixed. If you want to make it a little more creamier and easier to spread, add a tablespoon of milk until you reach the desired consistency.


Enjoy! XO, Carrie



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