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birthday pancakesI’m not going to deceive you, I did not make fresh pancakes for his Monday birthday. I pulled some from the freezer from the last time I made them on a weekend and warmed them up in the toaster oven. I did make the icing from scratch though, added sprinkles and a candle, and woke him up early.

birthday in bedIcing Recipe

You should also be aware that most of my cooking is done by adding a little of this, adding a little more of that. I am absolutely estimating measurements here. Briskly mix together with a fork or whisk until well blended, approximately:

  • 1 TBS shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c milk (coconut, almond, dairy, etc.)
  • 1/2-1.5 c powdered sugar

Add powdered sugar or milk until you get the consistency you like. I made this smaller, more ‘dripping’ version from one of Heather’s recipes which gives you enough for a whole cake:

  • 3/4 c shortening
  • 1 tsp buttravan
  • 3 TBS water
  • 1 pound powdered sugar