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Monday, June 14, 2010

Cookies and Cheesecake, how could this be? My little girl just turned 3!

I did it. I made the mistake of blinking, and now I've got a three year old. And I've got a house full of balloons and sugar cookies to prove it. Not to mention, a little whip of a girl dishing out some serious sass.

I decided that this year, I would make my child's birthday cake instead of picking up the usual cupcake cake from Safeway. For me to make a cake for a bunch of people, you know it has got to be quick and simple. You may recognize these mini cheesecakes I posted about last week. I came across the recipe at Real Mom Kitchen and made the chocolate swirl variation. They turned out great!

I dressed them up with this cute idea from the Lovely Paper Blog. I scrapbook (or at least I did, before I took up parenting and blogging), so I have a ton of scrap paper lying around. This put all that scrap to perfect pretty use!



I just love simple prettifying ideas like these. You can reuse them too. 

Other menu items (which you'll soon be seeing) included sugar cookies, refried bean dip, and cranberry almond punch (the rest I picked up at my trusty local Safeway). 


  1. So cute! Great idea to wrap the little cheesecakes with the paper!

  2. Nothing gets me drooling like mini cheesecakes. I've never made them - my husband LOVES cheesecake and they'd probably disappear in a second. Not worth the work - it's easier to just make a regular old cake.

  3. Clever idea and great presentation.

  4. Those mini cupcakes are adorable! I would have never thought of using scrapbook paper.

  5. Such a cute idea! My little boy is turning 3 in 2 weeks. No cute cheesecakes for us....he wants a Mighty Machines cake. I have to decide if I'm going to make it myself or buy one.


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