Friday Frivolity - Favorite Cakes

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our favorite book series.

This week -- because it's my birthday -- we're sharing our favorite cakes!

1. Cheesecake

I know, it's not technically a cake at all, but it does have "cake" in its name, so I decided that totally counts. I am not a super-desserty person, but I definitely love me some cheesecake and am constantly coming up with delicious and different spins on the dish.

In fact, some of my most popular posts have been about cheesecake:

Low-Sugar, Simple Strawberry Cheesecake

Bold Blueberry Cheesecake

Breathtaking Baklava Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake

2. Homemade Birthday Cake

Super-clever skating cake my friend made for her daughter

I have had fun the past few years making Gv's birthday cakes not only look fun and match the party theme, but also be way healthier than a typical cake. 

Super-low sugar rainbow pinata cake

Still-healthier-than-most-guests-would-want rainbow camping cake

No one missed the sugar and thought these were "normal" Peg + Cat cakes

G, Gv and I still enjoy the version I made for her first birthday (when I was still trying to keep the sugar super-low since she was a baby), but since most people are not as low-sugar as we are on a daily basis, I've worked on the recipe a bit and will be sticking with the crowd-pleasing recipe that I used when she turned 4.

3. Ice Cream Cake

This has been one of my birthday requests since I was little and it usually counted as one of my presents since these cakes were always so pricey (especially compared to homemade!)

I was still dreaming about this year's ice cream cake, but then I found a note my one-year-younger self had written last year which said: "Whatever you do, do not ask for an ice cream cake again this year, because all those chemicals made you feel way queasy last year!"

There are some things (like ice cream cake or McDonald's) that my poor little innards just can't handle anymore...

4. Publix Cake

I'd like to say that this is a really odd expression I have on my face here, but no, it's not. This is probably what I look like 99.9% of the time when I'm laughing. And I laugh approximately 78.9% of the time, so this is quite possibly what I look like at any given moment. Yup.

Luckily, we live down here in the land of Publix, which means that we have easy access to some of the most delicious pre-made cake out there and that's exactly what I enjoyed far too much of this go-around.

5. Monster-Sized Warehouse Store Cake

The taste doesn't quite hold up to the level of a Publix cake, but it's close enough when there's no way you're going to bake to feed a bazillion people for something like your wedding and don't have a bazillion dollars to go to Publix (which isn't especially pricey, but still managed to be outside our budget then)!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Cozy Reading Spaces for Kids has some of the neatest ideas I've ever seen -- and I want to build about five of them right now! My favorite? The pink and green, multi-level secret room! Which one do you like best?

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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