Now that we live in Rhode Island we are able to spend more time with my husband's family who live just an hour away. We spent last weekend at their house in New Hampshire to celebrate my husband's birthday. This was our view:
Before we drove up, I made him his favorite cake. I make it by request only because it's pretty time consuming - but he's always requesting it!! :) It's a Sicilian Cassata cake: two layers of sponge cake soaked in rum, with cannoli cream filling, covered in a sugar glaze.
Yes, it's absolutely delicious.
No, it's absolutely NOT on my diet!
The best part of the night was when a younger cousin and her friend (freshmen in high school) whispered to each other:
C: "Is there alcohol in this cake?"
D: "Yeah, I think it's vodka."
Maia was able to use her cousin's "laptop" and I just loved watching her! She's such a Mini-Me!! She spent all weekend "working" - banging away on the keys like she was a CEO telecommuting. It was pretty adorable.
We spent a couple hours at EMS. It's an outdoor store (a New England version of REI) and this is the location of their corporate offices. There were amazing deals, with just about everything on clearance.
My favorite part of the weekend was decorating a birthday cake with our niece. Since the cake I made was soaked in rum, I wanted the little ones to have an alternative. I made the cake and icing from scratch (they were yummy!!) and we had a mini cake decorating lesson. I showed her how to level the cake layers and spread the icing. She had a lot of fun, but I'm pretty sure her favorite part was when I handed over the sprinkles. I think the cake came out great considering she's only 4 years old! What do you think?
We had a really nice weekend with family from all across the country. (We're pretty popular now that we live in the States again!)
Now it's back to reality and finishing our house!! I can't wait to share pictures with you, but it's still a work-in-progress. We've had a few setbacks…let's just say this has been the hardest move-in we've ever had. But we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!Pin It