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September 05, 2007


So I baked a cake last week. Actually my 2 year old got into the pantry and opened a cake mix. So I decided to make cupcakes to celebrate my oldest first day of 1st Grade, she loves any excuse to celebrate. But I didn't want to be responsible for eating an entire batch of cupcakes, I prefer all the other goodies I have around the house. So I baked a 6 inch round cake and made 12 cupcakes, perfect~ I thought I'd use the 6 inch cake to celebrate my Husbands return from India (again, my oldest felt we needed to have a coming home party). So I put the cake in the freezer and we enjoyed the cupcakes. Then on Saturday morning I got out the cake to thaw so we could decorate it that afternoon. After Nap/Quite time I went into the kitchen and looked around for the cake... It was missing! I asked the kids about it and low the 4 1/2 year old RAN to his room. Being a keen mother I caught onto the fact that he was hiding something and went upstairs after him! He had unwrapped the cake and was eating it like a huge muffin. The entire top half was gone, and all that was left was bite marks! So there went the coming home cake idea! So today I cut off the bite marks, made up some marshmallow frosting and made my first Trifle. I've always been interested in these desserts, and since it seems that anything goes I went for it! I used the cake, the marshmallow frosting, toffee bits, and threw in a couple of chocolate chips for the fun of it. So now we have a coming home Trifle for the "party".
Here is the frosting recipe, easy and delicious and great of cakes, cupcakes, frosting and Graham crackers!

Marshmallow Frosting
2 Lrg egg whites
¼ C plus 2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp light corn syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
Put eggs whites, sugar and corn syrup in the top of a double boiler over boiling water and beat with a hand mixer until soft peaks form- about 4 mins. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, add vanilla and beat with electric mixer with whisk attachment on Med high till soft peaks form- about 30 sec.