The sweet little girl who lives next door to me had her 5th birthday on the 8th of this month, but the BIG party is today. My contribution is the cake, not nearly as pretty as those decorated in every grocery store, but full of homemade goodness, real butter and not whatever grease it is those bakeries use, and 8 fresh eggs from the happy chickens inhabiting the backyard of a house across the street. Vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream was the request, keep it simple, so I complied. She wanted the birthday wish, her name, her age and the kitty with a bow, some flowers on the dress. Nevermind I’m not a cake artist.