We’ve just had quite possibly, the best week of our lives last week! We were part of GISHWHES which stands for Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen and it is amazing. It’s a charity scavenger hunt in which teams work together to do random acts of charity, make art, attempt challenges, and generally just make fools of themselves. Just this year, we saved about 40,000 acres of rainforest in Nepal and raised about $250,000 for a dance school in Africa in just a couple days, during the hunt. Along with this, the hunt involved many acts of kindness, such as delivering baked goods to service men and women (like firefighters, policeman, etc.) and to nursing homes, playing games with children in the hospital (dressed up as characters, of course!), delivering food to the homeless or to women’s shelters. Along with all of this, there were also some ridiculous items on the list, just to make fools of ourselves! Not to mention, we organized getting a gigantic stuffed bear cross country, road trip style (we don’t think we’ve ever seen so many people collaborate and work on something!)
It was exhausting, slightly overwhelming, and sometimes quite frustrating (we mean who actually owns a bus shredder and a full sized bus? And apparently no one sells costumes this far out from Halloween, who knew?) but it was also exciting, rewarding, and exhilarating. Oh and did we mention it was ridiculously fun? Now that it’s over we’re not quite sure what to fill our days with… So, we were sort of absent on social media last week, we didn’t just up and quit, it quiet literally consumed our lives. We ate drank, and breathed GISHWHES. We mean this quiet literally as we forgot to eat most days… What can we say? There were banana bikini’s to be made, cookies (and banana bread!) to be baked, we needed to cover ourselves in maple syrup & roll in maple leaves, have a foot race in the mall dressed up as Jedi’s, cover the front of our house in book pages, dress up like vampires & have a war with some zombies (which we obviously won!), and Oh you get the idea, just making fools of ourselves!
Did ya’ll do anything fun this past week? Let us know in the comments!
And now that last weeks over, we get to start yet another busy week (though maybe not as crazy as the last one!). Guess what tomorrow is? (cake batter frosting is a hint!)
Exactly! It’s our birthday! We plan to celebrate by eating a whole batch of this frosting… each. And later in the week we’ve got a wedding to go to and then the next day we’re off to Pittsburgh for a couple days and a concert! So we plan on celebrating this birthday all week long! (that means we get to eat cake for breakfast, right? RIGHT?!?)
Does anyone else feel like cake is just the vessel for the frosting? If not, we think you might be lying to yourself. Don’t get us wrong, we love us some cake, but the frosting. The Frosting is the best part of eating cake. It’s just so. darn. good. So, we thought to ourselves or, more like, between ourselves, since we don’t talk to ourselves that’d just be weird…
*has whole 5 minute conversation with self*
Anyway, we were thinking about how to combine cake and frosting so that we can, you know, eat just the frosting, but still taste cake. And that’s when we came up with this idea. It’s basically birthday cake in frosting form. So, you can eat it with cake if you want, but you know you don’t have to. You can just get a spoon and dig in!
This frosting is literally the best, ya’ll. It tastes just like cake batter. It tastes like a birthday party in your mouth, it’s a celebration. Eat it on cake, cookies, graham crackers, or just a spoon, it doesn’t matter, it tastes delcious! And the sprinkles. We’re firm believers that the more sprinkles the better, so we filled this frosting with colorful sprinkles! Once you eat this, we don’t think you’ll ever need cake again!
As you can tell in the pictures, we made sandwich cookies with some sugar cookies and some frosting, and let us tell you, it was like we’d died and gone to heaven!
*Also, if you plan on sprinkling sprinkles everywhere, make sure you’ve got a plan to pick them up, because we spent WAY too long picking these up one by one, haha! (we may be laughing now, but at the time we were crying and swearing off using any sprinkle ever again!)
Cake Batter Frosting
1 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
4 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sprinkles
- Sift together the powdered sugar and the yellow cake mix. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter and vanilla. Beat in the powdered sugar mixture one cup at a time until its creamy.
- Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you want.
- Mix in sprinkles
How do you normally celebrate your birthday? Let us know, let’s chat! You can get ahold of us in the comments below, on Instagram, Twitter, or via email! We’d love to hear from you! We hope you have an adventurous week, safe travels, and may your life be filled with sprinkles!