My niece Katie just turned 14 on Monday....yea....she's getting old! My little buddy is getting all growed up and stuff :'( Here's a picture collage I posted on Instagram
It's hard for me to even fathom the idea that she will legally be able to start driving a car in one year and 7 months.
Not that she should....she kinda goes into complete spaz mode in any kind stressful situation so god knows what would happen to that girl in traffic. The point is though she legally COULD drive relatively soon....and that's just plain weird!
Anyway....all the men of the family went away this past weekend on a testosterone filled man camping trip. It of course included beer, guns, off roading, and the pungent smell of man feet filling the camper.
Us wives were so bummed to miss out...(yeeea....bummed) so we had to have our own fun. We had a chickfest weekend which included mounds of sushi, drinks, pool time, and of course a little birthday celebration for Katie
After giving her some ideas she decided on ice cream cake cupcakes as her dessert
They're really quite simple
Start by spooning a tablespoon of the cake mix if your choice into your cupcake liner. I used silicone liners but traditional paper ones work just fine
Bake about 12-15 minutes or until done and let completely cool
Then scoop softened ice cream (we used mint chocolate) on top of the cake and smooth. You want it to come up to the top of the cupcake liner
Put in the freezer until solid
Then pipe on your whipped cream and topping of choice and put back in the freezer to set up the cream
You get the best of both worlds.....and no cutting and scooping required! It would be great for a kids party and make your life alot easier.