So today is a mix of feelings.
I’m am bummed about the Panthers game last night. Could that have been more embarrassing?
I am bummed that funfetti week is coming to an end. It’s been so tasty!
But! I am so excited to share with you the final funfetti recipe! Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing!
And it’s Friday!
But back to the cake. The Funfetti Ice Cream Pie was my hubs’ fave until I made this. This is just TOO AWESOME! I love it. It’s so pretty. I love the rainbow chip icing on top. It’s cheerful. Just like a funfetti cake should be.
I actually am quite a fan of ice cream cakes. They have been my cake of choice for my birthday for many years now. You get regular cake at all kinds of occasions. And my dad’s always a sure thing for a good cookie cake. So I go with an ice cream one to round things out and mix it up.
Besides, there are some seriously delicious ice cream cakes out there. This is clearly one of them. But for the last few years I have been getting the Birthday Cake Remix cake from Cold Stone. It rocks! It has all these amazing pieces of brownie in it too. Delish!
You may be wondering why I don’t make my own birthday cake. Well, last year was the first year that I was actually making cakes, so that would have been the first time I’d have been able to.
But here’s the problem. My birthday is on Christmas. Think about that for a second.
People’s first reaction is usually “How cool! Double the presents!”
No, my friends. It’s not cool. And here’s why.
1. I share my birthday. It’s usually “Merry Christmas! Oh yea, and Happy Birthday.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love Jesus and I’m thrilled to celebrate his birth. I’m not knocking his day at all. It just overshadows mine, as would be expected.
2. I don’t want double presents. I want a special mid-year treat.
3. Birthday party? What birthday party?? Who would come? Aside from the immediate fam who I usually celebrate with (which I totally appreciate, love you guys!).
Everyone is always focused on the holiday and going out of town. For example, most people have big 21st birthday celebrations. I was lucky to find one bar open on my birthday and manage to have my now husband and a friend there for a drink or two. And it’s not like we can have a party right after Christmas either. People are still out of town and by the time they get back, there’s another holiday. New Year’s Eve. And then guess what! Then my brother and my husband both have birthday’s in the first 2 weeks of January. I don’t stand a chance! And they kind of get screwed too.
That’s why my ultimate goal is to not have a baby from the months of October to March. April through September are good. I am determined to not screw over my child. Nor do I want any more birthdays so close together!
Do I sound bitter? Maybe a little? Sorry. It’s cool. Really. I’m used to it.
But with all that goes on a Christmas, even I am busy and usually going out of town. Therefore, not much time to make myself a super awesome cake. I could probably make time, but then I’d stress out over it and it wouldn’t be worth it.
By the time the last week or so before Christmas comes, I just want to relax and enjoy the season. Regardless of my birthday issues, it is my favorite holiday, hands down!
So, if you like ice cream cake and funfetti like I do, here’s an awesome recipe to help you combine them!
Here are the links to some other awesome Funfetti recipes: