• Harlow's First Birthday Downy Yellow Butter Cake with Lemon Buttercream frosting by Brooke Basinger and Grace Basinger #crumbcoat #barecake #Lemon #buttercream
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    Grandma Grace’s Downy Yellow Butter Cake

    This is IT: Grandma Grace’s Downy Yellow Butter Cake. Make it, file this under “special recipes” and keep it forever. That’s what I’m doing. Maybe this will be a new birthday tradition – me making Harlow my Grandmother Grace’s cake. Yeah, I think that sounds nice. As I sit down to write this post, I realize that I don’t have any photographs of my Grandma, which makes me feel like I’m missing something inside. And a bit sad as some of my earliest life memories were of making food in her kitchen. Her kitchen in Indian Brook – with it’s classical music playing softly in the background from this tiny…

  • Harlow's First Birthday Downy Yellow Butter Cake with Lemon Buttercream frosting by Brooke Basinger and Grace Basinger #crumbcoat #barecake #Lemon #buttercream
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    Harlow’s First Birthday

    Harlow’s FIRST Birthday. Our Harlow Louise. The little girl who forever changed our world. Sometimes I can’t believe I am actually a parent. Like how did that happen? I mean, I know how it happened … humph. But if I am being completely honest, I never thought I was going to be a mom. I toyed around with the idea that, yea maybe, I would/could, but with my age slowly creeping towards mid-thirties I accepted that it wasn’t in the cards for me. Then it happened. I became a mom on March 28, 2017 to the most perfect, beautiful, amazing baby girl. My universe expanded. My heart exploded. I was…